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Radiation and cancer risk: a continuing challenge for epidemiologists

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, January 2011
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Title
Radiation and cancer risk: a continuing challenge for epidemiologists
Published in
Environmental Health, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1476-069x-10-s1-s4
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Authors

Jonathan M Samet

Abstract

This paper provides a perspective on epidemiological research on radiation and cancer, a field that has evolved over its six decade history. The review covers the current framework for assessing radiation risk and persistent questions about the details of these risks: is there a threshold and more generally, what is the shape of the dose-response relationship? How do risks vary over time and with age? What factors modify the risk of radiation? The example of radon progeny and lung cancer is considered as a case study, illustrating the modeling of epidemiological data to derive quantitative models and the coherence of the epidemiological and biological evidence. Finally, the manuscript considers the need for ongoing research, even in the face of research over a 60-year span.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 3 4%
United States 1 1%
Malaysia 1 1%
Unknown 62 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 18%
Student > Bachelor 9 13%
Student > Master 6 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 10 15%
Unknown 11 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 7%
Engineering 5 7%
Environmental Science 4 6%
Other 18 27%
Unknown 12 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 June 2018.
All research outputs
#5,763,748
of 20,568,640 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Health
#725
of 1,415 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#75,670
of 297,849 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Health
#54
of 104 outputs
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