The 15-Country Collaborative Study of Cancer Risk among Radiation Workers in the Nuclear Industry : Design, Epidemiological Methods and Descriptive Results

M. Vrijheid, E. Cardis, M. Blettner, E. Gilbert, M. Hakama, C. Hill, G. Howe, J. Kaldor, C.R. Muirhead, M. Schubauer-Berigan, T. Yoshimura, Y-O. Ahn, P. Ashmore, A. Auvinen, J-M. Bae, Luc Holmstock, Hilde Engels, J. Gulis, R.R. Habib, Y. HosodaJ. Kurtinaitis, H. Malker, M. Moser, F. Rodriguez-Artalejo, A. Rogel, H. Tardy, M. Telle-Lamberton, Istvan Turai, M. Usel, K. Veress, Eric Van Mieghem

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    In this article, the epidemiological design used in the IARC/WHO study regarding the cancer mortality risk in nuclear industry workers is presented. The study was designed as a multinational retrospective cohort study. Workers from 15 countries were included. The participating facilities completeness of vital status and cause of death ascertainment, statistical methods and characteristics of the main study population are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)361-379
    JournalRadiation Research
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Apr 2007

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