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U.S. population data show no increase in brain cancer rates during period of expanding cell phone use

Posted on March 08, 2012

In a new examination of United States cancer incidence data, investigators at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) reported that incidence trends have remained roughly constant for glioma, the main type of brain cancer hypothesized to be related to cell phone use. Results of this study were published online March 8, 2012, in the British Medical Journal.

News Sources

NCI News Note: U.S. population data show no increase in brain cancer rates during period of expanding cell phone use

The National Cancer Institute press note for the study

DCEG Linkage: Scientific Highlight: Mobile phone use and glioma risk

Research highlight in the DCEG Linkage Newsletter

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