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As a first stage, a detailed questionnaire was developed for each State concerning existence, contents, sources of information, completeness, centralization and computerization of cancer registries, population registries (death, residence) and 'Chernobyl registries'. During the same period the documentation of the reported increase in thyroid carcinoma in children in Belarus was established and pilot investigations were planned. Sources of information for the construction of cohorts of liquidators in each State (Chernobyl registries, military records, etc) were identified and protocols to study the leukaemia risk in liquidators were outlined for further studies. A short training course was organized on basic cancer and radiation epidemiology, focusing on specific needs of the three States. Results of the investigation are reported in this document.

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Authors: STORM H H, Danish Cancer Society, Section for Cancer Epidemiology, Copenhagen (DK);OKEANOV A, Medical Technologies Informatics, Management and Economics Centre, Minsk (BY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16537 EN (1996) 136pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Dr Anna Karaoglou, DG XII-F-6, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5199-6
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