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DoReMi workshop on multidisciplinary approaches to evaluating cancer risks associated with low-dose internal contamination

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 March 2012

D. Laurier
Affiliation:
Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire, IRSN, Fontenay-aux-Roses Cedex, France
I. Guseva Canu
Affiliation:
Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire, IRSN, Fontenay-aux-Roses Cedex, France
S. Baatout
Affiliation:
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, SCK-CEN, Mol, Belgium
J.-M. Bertho
Affiliation:
Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire, IRSN, Fontenay-aux-Roses Cedex, France
E. Blanchardon
Affiliation:
Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire, IRSN, Fontenay-aux-Roses Cedex, France
S. Bouffler
Affiliation:
Health Protection Agency, Centre for Radiation Chemical and Environmental Hazards, HPA-CRCE, Chilton, UK
E. Cardis
Affiliation:
Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
M. Gomolka
Affiliation:
Federal Office for Radiation Protection, Department of Radiation Protection and Health, BfS, Neuherberg, Germany
J. Hall
Affiliation:
Inserm U612, Institut Curie, Orsay, France
A. Kesminiene
Affiliation:
International Agency for Research on Cancer, Section of Environment and Radiation, IARC, Lyon, France
M. Kreuzer
Affiliation:
Federal Office for Radiation Protection, Department of Radiation Protection and Health, BfS, Neuherberg, Germany
E. Rage
Affiliation:
Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire, IRSN, Fontenay-aux-Roses Cedex, France
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Abstract

A workshop dedicated to cancer risks associated with low-dose internal contamination was organised in March 2011, in Paris, in the framework of the DoReMi (Low Dose Research towards Multidisciplinary Integration) European Network of Excellence. The aim was to identify the best epidemiological studies that provide an opportunity to develop a multidisciplinary approach to improve the evaluation of the cancer risk associated with internal contamination. This workshop provided an opportunity for in-depth discussions between researchers working in different fields including (but not limited to) epidemiology, dosimetry, biology and toxicology. Discussions confirmed the importance of research on the health effects of internal contamination. Several existing epidemiological studies provide a real possibility to improve the quantification of cancer risk associated with internal emitters. Areas for future multidisciplinary collaborations were identified, that should allow feasibility studies to be carried out in the near future. The goal of this paper is to present an overview of the presentations and discussions that took place during this workshop.

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