EC opens for much better opportunities in multinational studies in Europe and epidemiologists could benefit largely from these new possibilities. Large variation in exposure and health care systems exists and the effect of these variations should be scrutinized in well-planned epidemiologic studies. Collaborative efforts among epidemiologists make it possible to obtain reasonable sample sizes for even rare diseases which may be too few in numbers to study at a national level. The present report presents an idea for a number of case-control studies of rare cancer with the main focus upon occupational risk factors. The selected cancers have not been systematically investigated concerning their possible etiology and high risk ratios could have escaped previous studies. The report presents the basic philosophy behind the research proposal and extensive reviews of the existing literature. A model for exposure assessment is also presented along with basic descriptive data for the selected cancers.
|Tidsskrift||Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, Supplement|
|Status||Udgivet - 1 jan. 1992|