Brain cancer incidence trends in relation to cellular telephone use in the United States.
Published in: Neuro Oncol 2010; 12 (11): 1147-1151
Aim of study (acc. to author)
Trends were investigated separately for 1977-1991 (introduction of new diagnostic technologies such as computertomography and magnetic resoncance imaging which led to an increase in diagnosed cases) and 1992-2006 ( exponentially increasing use of cellular phones). Endpoint/type of risk estimation
Type of risk estimation:
(standardized incidence rate (SIR))
list: number of wireless subscribers as supplied by the
Cellular Telephone Industry Association Population
white patients diagnosed with brain cancer
1977 - 2006
USA (states of Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico, and Utah; metropolitan areas of Atlanta (GA), Detroit (MI), San Francisco (CA), and Seattle (WA)
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program
approximately 10 % of the US
population is covered by the study
Statistical analysis method:
Conclusion (acc. to author)
Study funded by
National Cancer Institute (NCI; U.S. National Institutes of Health), Maryland, USA
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Maryland, USA
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), USA
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