5. The Role of Epidemiology in Cancer Risk Assessment of Nonionizing Radiation

  1. Prof. Dr. Günter Obe5,6,
  2. Dr. Burkhard Jandrig7,
  3. Prof. Dr. Gary E. Marchant8,
  4. Dipl. Päd. Holger Schütz9 and
  5. Prof. Dr. Peter M. Wiedemann10
  1. Joachim Schüz1,
  2. Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff2,
  3. Brigitte Schlehofer3 and
  4. Maria Blettner4

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527634613.ch5

Cancer Risk Evaluation: Methods and Trends

Cancer Risk Evaluation: Methods and Trends

How to Cite

Schüz, J., Berg-Beckhoff, G., Schlehofer, B. and Blettner, M. (2011) The Role of Epidemiology in Cancer Risk Assessment of Nonionizing Radiation, 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.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Ret. from University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  2. 6

    Gershwinstrasse 33, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  3. 7

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

  4. 8

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

  5. 9

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

  6. 10

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Section of Environment and Radiation, 150, cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France

  2. 2

    Unit for Health Promotion Research, Institut of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Niels Bohrs Vej 9, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark

  3. 3

    German Cancer Research Centre, Unit of Environmental Epidemiology, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

  4. 4

    Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, Obere Zahlbacher Straße 69, 55101 Mainz, 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:

  • case–control studies;
  • dose–response relationship;
  • electromagnetic fields;
  • epidemiology;
  • leukemia;
  • radio frequency

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Brief Outline of Common Epidemiological Study Designs

  • Criteria for Evaluating the Plausibility of Epidemiological Findings

  • Bias and Errors in Epidemiological Studies

  • Compatibility between Study Findings and Time Trends in the Occurrence of Disease

  • Discussion

  • References