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Have we been wrong about ionizing radiation and chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Have we been wrong about ionizing radiation and chronic lymphocytic leukemia?
Have we been wrong about ionizing radiation and chronic lymphocytic leukemia?
It is almost axiomatic that chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is not caused by ionizing radiation. This assumption has been challenged recently by a critical re-appraisal of existing data. A recent paper implicated radon exposure in Czech uranium miners as a possible cause of CLL and in this issue of Leukemia Research the first paper examining the incidence of CLL among those exposed to radiation from the accident at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl is published. It suggests that CLL occurring among the clean-up workers was of a more aggressive form than is normally seen in the community. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
ankylosing-spondylitis, x-ray treatment, time, mortality, lymphoma, multiple-myeloma, radiation, ionizing radiation, cll, leukemia
0145-2126
523-525
Hamblin, Terry J.
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Hamblin, Terry J.
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Hamblin, Terry J. (2008) Have we been wrong about ionizing radiation and chronic lymphocytic leukemia? Leukemia Research, 32 (4), 523-525. (doi:10.1016/j.leukres.2007.08.015).

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It is almost axiomatic that chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is not caused by ionizing radiation. This assumption has been challenged recently by a critical re-appraisal of existing data. A recent paper implicated radon exposure in Czech uranium miners as a possible cause of CLL and in this issue of Leukemia Research the first paper examining the incidence of CLL among those exposed to radiation from the accident at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl is published. It suggests that CLL occurring among the clean-up workers was of a more aggressive form than is normally seen in the community. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

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Published date: April 2008
Keywords: ankylosing-spondylitis, x-ray treatment, time, mortality, lymphoma, multiple-myeloma, radiation, ionizing radiation, cll, leukemia

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Local EPrints ID: 62775
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/62775
ISSN: 0145-2126
PURE UUID: 05d40b5a-1a34-4a77-ad26-205de52262c1

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Date deposited: 09 Sep 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:20

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