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RADON EPIDEMIOLOGY Report Summary

Project ID: FIGH-CT-1999-00008
Funded under: FP5-EAECTP C
Country: United Kingdom

WP4: analytic plan for world pooling (including Europe, North America and China) of case-control studies of residential radon and lung cancer using air monitors

The objective is to develop a strategy to combine world-wide evidence on the association between lung cancer risk and residential radon exposure using data based on air-based measurements, in order to increase the precision of risk estimates based on these studies. Analytic plan for world pooling of case-control studies of residential radon and lung cancer have been developed in co-operation with European and North American participants.

In addition to the 13 studies from the European pooling exercise (WP1), the seven studies from the North America pooling exercise and two studies from China pooling exercise will also be included in the world pooling (China was outside the contract). The final data set is predicted to contain approximately 13000 cases of lung cancer and 22000 controls. This work-package will result in estimates of the association between residential radon exposure and risk of lung cancer based on virtually all the available worldwide evidence. The world pooling will be carried out with support from a contract under the EC 6th Framework Programme. The findings from this pooling will provide even more information on lung cancer risks from residential radon exposures and will form a valuable input to radon remediation and lung cancer prevention programmes world-wide.

Contact

Sarah DARBY, (Professor of medical statistics)
Tel.: +44-1865-404864
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