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Radiation Risk 2004 special issue Chapter 1 CANCER INCIDENCE AMONG NUCLEAR WORKERS IN RUSSIA BASED ON DATA FROM THE INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND POWER ENGINEERING A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS Ivanov V K 1 Tsyb A F 1 Rastopchin Eu M 1 Gorski A I 1 Maksioutov M A 1 Vayzer V I 2 Suspitsin Yu V 3 Fedorov Yu V 3 Medical Radiological Research Center of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Obninsk Institute of Physics and Power Engineering Obninsk 3 Medical Units of Obninsk 1 2 One group that has the potential to be exposed to radiation is workers in the nuclear industry Results of a systematic medical follow up and dosimetric monitoring of these workers can form the basis for a study of the relationship between cancer incidence and radiation dose As part of such efforts in Russia a major institution of the nuclear industry was selected with an established medical care unit archiving capabilities and dosimetry department the Institute of Physics and Power Engineering IPPE in Obninsk In the study a comparative analysis of cancer incidence rates for the IPPE workers and for the general population of Russia in 1991 1997 was carried out The subjects were the IPPE workers hired before 1981 This restriction was imposed to reduce the uncertainty associated with the possible latent period in the development of solid cancers Thus the possibility of including persons who already had the disease at the time when they were hired was minimized The analysis is based on information about 158 cancer cases including 24 cancers in persons under individual dosimetric monitoring A statistically significant excess in cancer incidence was found among the IPPE workers compared with a comparison population the general population of Russia for some types of cancers The SIR values for all cancers ICD 9 140 208 is 0 93 0 76 1 12 95 CI for males and 1 42 1 06 1 87 95 CI for females A statistically significant excess for all cancers was also observed for residents of Obninsk compared to the control comparison



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