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Title: Cancer mortality among atomic bomb survivors exposed in utero or as young children, October 1950 - May 1992

Abstract

Cancer mortality for the period from October 1950 through May 1992 was analyzed in atomic bomb survivors exposed in utero. Risk estimates for this group were also compared to those for survivors who were less than 6 years old at the time of exposure. The cohorts studied include 807 in utero survivors and 5,545 persons exposed during childhood with all members of both groups having estimated doses of at least 0.01 Sv. The comparison group includes 10,453 persons with little (<0.01 Sv) or no exposure. Analyses were limited mainly to cancer deaths occurring between the ages of 17 and 46. Only 10 cancer deaths were observed among persons exposed in utero. However, there is a significant dose response with an estimate of excess relative risk per sievert (ERR/Sv) of 2.1 (90% confidence interval of 0.2 to 6.0). This estimate does not differ significantly from that for survivors exposed during the first 5 years of life. The cancer deaths among those exposed during the first 5 years of life. 23 refs., 1 fig., 8 tabs.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima (Japan); and others
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
535367
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Radiation Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 147; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; A-BOMB SURVIVORS; NEOPLASMS; CHILDREN; LEUKEMIA; MEN; MORTALITY; PRENATAL EXPOSURE; DEATH; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS

Citation Formats

Delongchamp, R R, Preston, D L, and Mabuchi, Kiyohiko. Cancer mortality among atomic bomb survivors exposed in utero or as young children, October 1950 - May 1992. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2307/3579348.
Delongchamp, R R, Preston, D L, & Mabuchi, Kiyohiko. Cancer mortality among atomic bomb survivors exposed in utero or as young children, October 1950 - May 1992. United States. https://doi.org/10.2307/3579348
Delongchamp, R R, Preston, D L, and Mabuchi, Kiyohiko. Sat . "Cancer mortality among atomic bomb survivors exposed in utero or as young children, October 1950 - May 1992". United States. https://doi.org/10.2307/3579348.
@article{osti_535367,
title = {Cancer mortality among atomic bomb survivors exposed in utero or as young children, October 1950 - May 1992},
author = {Delongchamp, R R and Preston, D L and Mabuchi, Kiyohiko},
abstractNote = {Cancer mortality for the period from October 1950 through May 1992 was analyzed in atomic bomb survivors exposed in utero. Risk estimates for this group were also compared to those for survivors who were less than 6 years old at the time of exposure. The cohorts studied include 807 in utero survivors and 5,545 persons exposed during childhood with all members of both groups having estimated doses of at least 0.01 Sv. The comparison group includes 10,453 persons with little (<0.01 Sv) or no exposure. Analyses were limited mainly to cancer deaths occurring between the ages of 17 and 46. Only 10 cancer deaths were observed among persons exposed in utero. However, there is a significant dose response with an estimate of excess relative risk per sievert (ERR/Sv) of 2.1 (90% confidence interval of 0.2 to 6.0). This estimate does not differ significantly from that for survivors exposed during the first 5 years of life. The cancer deaths among those exposed during the first 5 years of life. 23 refs., 1 fig., 8 tabs.},
doi = {10.2307/3579348},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/535367}, journal = {Radiation Research},
number = 3,
volume = 147,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {3}
}