Childhood leukaemia following the Chernobyl accident: The European Childhood Leukaemia-Lymphoma Incidence Study (ECLIS)

D. M. Parkin, E. Cardis, E. Masuyer, H. P. Friedl, H. Hansluwka, D. Bobev, E. Ivanov, J. Sinnaeve, J. Augustin, I. Plesko, H. H. Storm, M. Rahu, S. Karjalainen, J. L. Bernard, P. M. Carli, M. C. L'Huillier, J. M. Lutz, P. Schaffer, S. Schraub, J. MichaelisM. Möhner, W. Staneczek, M. Vargha, P. Crosignani, C. Magnani, B. Terracini, R. Kriauciunas, J. W. Coebergh, F. Langmark, W. Zatonski, V. Merabishvili, V. Pompe-Kirn, L. Barlow, L. Raymond, R. Black, C. A. Stiller, B. G. Bennett

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    Abstract

    The objective of the European Childhood Leukaemia-Lymphoma Incidence Study (ECLIS) is to investigate trends in incidence rates of childhood leukaemia and lymphoma in Europe, in relation to the exposure to radiation which resulted from the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in April 1986. In this first report, the incidence of leukaemia in children aged 0-14 is presented from cancer registries in 20 European countries for the period 1980-1988. Risk of leukaemia in 1987-1988 (8-32 months post-accident) relative to that before 1986, is compared with estimated average dose of radiation received by the population in 30 geographic areas. The observed changes in incidence do not relate to exposure. The period of follow-up is so far rather brief, and the study is planned to continue for at least 10 years.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)87-95
    Number of pages9
    JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer
    Volume29
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1993

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