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

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  • 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
  • J. Gulis
  • R.R. Habib
  • Y. Hosoda
  • J. Kurtinaitis
  • H. Malker
  • M. Moser
  • F. Rodriguez-Artalejo
  • A. Rogel
  • H. Tardy
  • M. Telle-Lamberton
  • Istvan Turai
  • M. Usel
  • K. Veress

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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
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007


  • Radiation epidemiology, IARC/WHO study, epidemiological methods, nuclear worker studies

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