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Childhood leukemia and rural population movements: Greece, Italy, and other countries.

Abstract:

Mortality from childhood leukemia was examined particularly in rural countries in relation to any major rural-urban migration. Significant increases have been found in other situations of rural population mixing as predicted by the infection hypothesis. The 1950s and 1960s were of most interest since it preceded the decline in mortality brought about by effective chemotherapy in many countries. The 33 countries covered were all those in the World Health Organization's mortality database. No s...

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10.1007/BF00052185

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Journal:
Cancer causes and control : CCC
Volume:
6
Issue:
5
Pages:
445-450
Publication date:
1995-09-05
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EISSN:
1573-7225
ISSN:
0957-5243
URN:
uuid:a9e0ba87-dbc3-4fff-80ba-c2d96047cb56
Source identifiers:
113176
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pubs:113176

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