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Association Between World Trade Center Exposure and Excess Cancer Risk

Association Between World Trade Center Exposure and Excess Cancer Risk ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Scan for Author Video Interview Association Between World Trade Center Exposure and Excess Cancer Risk Jiehui Li, MBBS, MSc Context The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, resulted in the release of known and suspected carcinogens into the environment. There is public concern that expo- James E. Cone, MD, MPH sures may have resulted in increased cancers. Amy R. Kahn, MS Objective To evaluate cancer incidence among persons enrolled in the World Trade Robert M. Brackbill, PhD, MPH Center Health Registry. Mark R. Farfel, ScD Design, Setting, and Participants Observational study of 55 778 New York State Carolyn M. Greene, MD residents enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry in 2003-2004, including rescue/recovery workers (n=21 850) and those not involved in rescue/recovery James L. Hadler, MD, MPH (n=33 928), who were followed up from enrollment through December 31, 2008. Leslie T. Stayner, PhD Within-cohort comparisons using Cox proportional hazards models assessed the re- lationship between intensity of World Trade Center exposure and selected cancers. Steven D. Stellman, PhD, MPH Main Outcome Measures Cases were identified through linkage with 11 state can- HE TERRORIST ATTACKS ON THE cer registries. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) adjusted for age, race/ethnicity, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2012.110980
pmid
23288447
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Abstract

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Scan for Author Video Interview Association Between World Trade Center Exposure and Excess Cancer Risk Jiehui Li, MBBS, MSc Context The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, resulted in the release of known and suspected carcinogens into the environment. There is public concern that expo- James E. Cone, MD, MPH sures may have resulted in increased cancers. Amy R. Kahn, MS Objective To evaluate cancer incidence among persons enrolled in the World Trade Robert M. Brackbill, PhD, MPH Center Health Registry. Mark R. Farfel, ScD Design, Setting, and Participants Observational study of 55 778 New York State Carolyn M. Greene, MD residents enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry in 2003-2004, including rescue/recovery workers (n=21 850) and those not involved in rescue/recovery James L. Hadler, MD, MPH (n=33 928), who were followed up from enrollment through December 31, 2008. Leslie T. Stayner, PhD Within-cohort comparisons using Cox proportional hazards models assessed the re- lationship between intensity of World Trade Center exposure and selected cancers. Steven D. Stellman, PhD, MPH Main Outcome Measures Cases were identified through linkage with 11 state can- HE TERRORIST ATTACKS ON THE cer registries. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) adjusted for age, race/ethnicity,

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 19, 2012

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