20. Communicating about Uncertainties in Cancer Risk Assessment

  1. Prof. Dr. Günter Obe1,2,
  2. Dr. Burkhard Jandrig3,
  3. Prof. Dr. Gary E. Marchant4,
  4. Dipl. Päd. Holger Schütz5 and
  5. Prof. Dr. Peter M. Wiedemann6
  1. Prof. Dr. Peter Wiedemann6 and
  2. Dipl. Päd. Holger Schütz5

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527634613.ch20

Cancer Risk Evaluation: Methods and Trends

Cancer Risk Evaluation: Methods and Trends

How to Cite

Wiedemann, P. and Schütz, H. (2011) Communicating about Uncertainties in Cancer Risk Assessment, in Cancer Risk Evaluation: Methods and Trends (eds G. Obe, B. Jandrig, G. E. Marchant, H. Schütz and P. M. Wiedemann), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527634613.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Ret. from University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  2. 2

    Gershwinstrasse 33, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  3. 3

    Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Robert-Rössle-Str. 10, 13125 Berlin, Germany

  4. 4

    Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, P.O. Box 877906, Tempe, AZ 85287-796, USA

  5. 5

    Research Center Jülich, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-8), 52425 Jülich, Germany

  6. 6

    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), TAB – Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag, Neue Schönhauser Straße 10, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Author Information

  1. 5

    Research Center Jülich, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-8), 52425 Jülich, Germany

  2. 6

    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), TAB – Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag, Neue Schönhauser Straße 10, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527327539

Online ISBN: 9783527634613

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Keywords:

  • cancer risk assessment;
  • communication of uncertainty;
  • environmental health risks;
  • inconclusive evidence;
  • information processing;
  • risk perception and credibility

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Concept of Uncertainty

  • Reasons for Communicating Uncertainties

  • Findings on Communicating Uncertainties

  • Explaining Inconclusive Evidence

  • Conclusions

  • References