A report from the 2013 international symposium: The evaluation of the effects of low-dose radiation exposure in the life span study of atomic bomb survivors and other similar studies

E. J. Grant, K. Ozasa, N. Ban, A. Berrington De González, J. Cologne, H. M. Cullings, K. Doi, K. Furukawa, T. Imaoka, K. Kodama, N. Nakamura, O. Niwa, D. L. Preston, P. Rajaraman, A. Sadakane, S. Saigusa, R. Sakata, T. Sobue, H. Sugiyama, R. UllrichR. Wakeford, S. Yasumura, C. M. Milder, R. E. Shore

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Abstract

The RERF International Low-Dose Symposium was held on 56 December 2013 at the RERF campus in Hiroshima, Japan, to discuss the issues facing the Life Span Study (LSS) and other low-dose studies. Topics included the current status of low-dose risk detection, strategies for low-dose epidemiological and statistical research, methods to improve communication between epidemiologists and biologists, and the current status of radiological studies and tools. Key points made by the participants included the necessity of pooling materials over multiple studies to gain greater insight where data from single studies are insufficient; generating models that reflect epidemiological, statistical, and biological principles simultaneously; understanding confounders and effect modifiers in the current data; and taking into consideration less studied factors such as the impact of dose rate. It is the hope of all participants that this symposium be used as a trigger for further studies, especially those using pooled data, in order to reach a greater understanding of the health effects of low-dose radiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-556
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Physics
Volume108
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 10 2015

Keywords

  • cancer
  • epidemiology
  • radiation damage
  • radiation risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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    Grant, E. J., Ozasa, K., Ban, N., De González, A. B., Cologne, J., Cullings, H. M., Doi, K., Furukawa, K., Imaoka, T., Kodama, K., Nakamura, N., Niwa, O., Preston, D. L., Rajaraman, P., Sadakane, A., Saigusa, S., Sakata, R., Sobue, T., Sugiyama, H., ... Shore, R. E. (2015). A report from the 2013 international symposium: The evaluation of the effects of low-dose radiation exposure in the life span study of atomic bomb survivors and other similar studies. Health Physics, 108(5), 551-556. https://doi.org/10.1097/HP.0000000000000262