The United Kingdom Childhood Cancer Study: objectives, materials and methods

Boulton, A. and Boyd, Paul and Cheng, K.K and Cooke, J.G. and Gilman, E.A and Lunt, C. and Mahler, H. and Walker, C and Wardroper, M. and Darbyshire, P.J. and Hill, F.G.H. and Mann, J.R. and Morland, B. and Raafat, F. and Stevens, M.C.G. and Ahmed, Ali and Amos, P. and Bone, V. and Bonney, S. and Bray, M. and Cambouropoulos, P. and Cook, S. and Day, N. and Elkins, S. and Hensel, F. and Lucas, P. and Pettinger, J. and Pugsley, M. and Ruja, E. and Skinner, J. and Williams, D. and Braodbent, V. and Williams, M. and Alcock, M. and Bell, K. and Buchan, M. and Cartwright, R. and Cusack, H. and Fear, N. and Griffiths, S. and Jarvis, J. and Johnson, P. and Kane, E. and Law, G. and Moorman, A. and Prajapati, J. and Roberts, P. and Roman, E. and Simpson, J. and Sinclair, V. and Staines, A. and Thackrah, C. and Thistlethwaite, S. and Waller, B. and Bailey, C. and Kinsey, S. and Lewis, I. and Picton, S. and Squire, R. and Taylor, R. and Beck, Julien and Doran, R.M.L. and Livingston, J.H. and Van Hille, P. and Beddis, I. and Cameron, M.M. and Craft, A. and Hale, J. and Kernahan, J. and Reid, M. and Windebank, K. and Pearson, A. and Skinner, R. and Marks, S. and Achilles, J. and Alam, S. and Birch, J.M. and Blair, V. and Buckley, B. and Clarkson, M. and Eden, O.B. and Howell, S. and Kellaway, C. and Lashford, L. and Leeke, S. and Leggett, P. and Murphy, A.V. and O'Rorke, C. and Panton, S. and Paxon, J. and Pots, H. and Roberts, C. and Rothwell, J. and Stephenson, W. and Whelpton, B. and Caswell, M. and McDowell, H. and Pizer, B.L. and Gattamaneri, R. and Brock, J. (2000) The United Kingdom Childhood Cancer Study: objectives, materials and methods. British Journal of Cancer, 82 (5). pp. 1073-1102. ISSN 0007-0920. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

An investigation into the possible causes of childhood cancer has been carried out throughout England, Scotland and Wales over the period 1991-1998. All children known to be suffering from one or other type of the disease over periods of 4-5 years have been included, and control children matched for sex, age and area of residence have been selected at random from population registers. Information about both groups of children (with and without cancer) has been obtained from parental questionnaires, general practitioners' and hospital records, and from measurement of the extent of exposure to radon gas, terrestrial gamma radiation, and electric and magnetic fields. Samples of blood have also been obtained from the affected children and their parents and stored. Altogether 3838 children with cancer, including 1736 with leukaemia, and 7629 unaffected children have been studied. Detailed accounts are given of the nature of the information obtained in sections describing the general methodology of the study, the measurement of exposure to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, the classification of solid rumours and leukaemias, and the biological material available for genetic analysis. (C) 2000 Cancer Research Campaign.

Item Type: Review
Uncontrolled keywords: childhood cancer; aetiology; radon; magnetic fields; leukaemia classification
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2009 19:15
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2014 10:43
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16149 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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