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Increased risk of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in Chernobyl cleanup workers

Posted on November 08, 2012

A new study found a significantly elevated risk for chronic lymphocytic leukemia among workers who were engaged in recovery and clean-up activities following the Chernobyl power plant accident in 1986. The findings appeared online November 8, 2012 in Environmental Health Perspectives.

News Sources

NCI News Note: Increased risk of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in Chernobyl cleanup workers

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) press note for the study

NCI Cancer Bulletin: Decades later, Chernobyl accident yields clues to leukemia risk

Special feature article in NCI’s bi-weekly newsletter the Cancer Bulletin

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