Childhood leukaemia in Ireland: mortality and incidence: a report commissioned by the Department of Health, December, 1986

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575143
Title:
Childhood leukaemia in Ireland: mortality and incidence: a report commissioned by the Department of Health, December, 1986
Authors:
Daly, Leslie; Herity, Bernadette; Department of Health (DoH)
Citation:
Daly, Leslie, Herity, Bernadette, Deparatment of Health. 1986. Childhood leukaemia in Ireland: mortality and incidence: a report commissioned by the Department of Health, December, 1986. Dublin: Department of Health.
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
Dec-1986
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575143
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In November 1984 an expert committee was convened at the invitation of the Department of Health to advise on action which might be taken in response to professional and public concern about possible health consequences, in particular cancer risk, from previous and current levels of ionising radiation in the Irish Sea region. The committee advised that, since a national cancer registry is not available, a special study to establish cancer incidence should be undertaken in the first instance. It was agreed that, since the induction period of acute lymphoid leukaemia (ALL) in children is relatively short, the mortality and incidence of this tumour should first be studied; consideration of aetiological factors was not included in the terms of reference of this study since such research would have taken considerably longer to complete. Other lymphoid malignancies were also included in the study but subsequently it was found that the numbers available were too small for reliable analysis; therefore this report concentrates on the findings in relation to ALL.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; CANCER; RADIATION; LEUKAEMIA; MORTALITY
Series/Report no.:
Pl; 4734

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDaly, Leslieen
dc.contributor.authorHerity, Bernadetteen
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T14:53:02Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T14:53:02Zen
dc.date.issued1986-12en
dc.identifier.citationDaly, Leslie, Herity, Bernadette, Deparatment of Health. 1986. Childhood leukaemia in Ireland: mortality and incidence: a report commissioned by the Department of Health, December, 1986. Dublin: Department of Health.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575143en
dc.descriptionIn November 1984 an expert committee was convened at the invitation of the Department of Health to advise on action which might be taken in response to professional and public concern about possible health consequences, in particular cancer risk, from previous and current levels of ionising radiation in the Irish Sea region. The committee advised that, since a national cancer registry is not available, a special study to establish cancer incidence should be undertaken in the first instance. It was agreed that, since the induction period of acute lymphoid leukaemia (ALL) in children is relatively short, the mortality and incidence of this tumour should first be studied; consideration of aetiological factors was not included in the terms of reference of this study since such research would have taken considerably longer to complete. Other lymphoid malignancies were also included in the study but subsequently it was found that the numbers available were too small for reliable analysis; therefore this report concentrates on the findings in relation to ALL.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPlen
dc.relation.ispartofseries4734en
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen
dc.subjectCANCERen
dc.subjectRADIATIONen
dc.subjectLEUKAEMIAen
dc.subjectMORTALITYen
dc.titleChildhood leukaemia in Ireland: mortality and incidence: a report commissioned by the Department of Health, December, 1986en
dc.typeReporten
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