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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Occupational Radiation Exposures

DCEG researchers are studying cancer risks among populations (called cohorts) who have been occupationally exposed to radiation for varying periods of time. These populations include:  

Chernobyl Clean-up Workers
Studies of leukemia and other hematological diseases in a large cohort of clean-up workers exposed to radiation after the Chernobyl accident.

Interventional Fluoroscopists
A large cohort of radiologists and other physicians assembled to determine the contribution of occupational exposure to ionizing radiation to cancer mortality.

U.S. Radiologic Technologists
A prospective cohort study of 146,022 radiologic technologists designed to evaluate risks of cancer and other health effects associated with protracted exposure to low-to-moderate radiation doses.