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Mobile phone use and risk of brain neoplasms and other cancers: prospective study

Benson, Victoria S; Pirie, Kirstin; Schuz, Joashim; Reeves, Gillian K; Beral, Valerie; Green, Jane; Banks, Emily; Million Women Study, Collaborators

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Background Results from some retrospective studies suggest a possible increased risk of glioma and acoustic neuroma in users of mobile phones. Methods The relation between mobile phone use and incidence of intracranial central nervous system (CNS) tumours and other cancers was examined in 791 710 middle-aged women in a UK prospective cohort, the Million Women Study. Cox regression models were used to estimate adjusted relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Women reported...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBenson, Victoria S
dc.contributor.authorPirie, Kirstin
dc.contributor.authorSchuz, Joashim
dc.contributor.authorReeves, Gillian K
dc.contributor.authorBeral, Valerie
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Jane
dc.contributor.authorBanks, Emily
dc.contributor.authorMillion Women Study, Collaborators
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:25:11Z
dc.identifier.issn0300-5771
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/21146
dc.description.abstractBackground Results from some retrospective studies suggest a possible increased risk of glioma and acoustic neuroma in users of mobile phones. Methods The relation between mobile phone use and incidence of intracranial central nervous system (CNS) tumours and other cancers was examined in 791 710 middle-aged women in a UK prospective cohort, the Million Women Study. Cox regression models were used to estimate adjusted relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Women reported mobile phone use in 1999 to 2005 and again in 2009. Results During 7 years' follow-up, 51 680 incident invasive cancers and 1 261 incident intracranial CNS tumours occurred. Risk among ever vs never users of mobile phones was not increased for all intracranial CNS tumours (RR1/41.01, 95% CI1/40.90-1.14, P1/40.82), for specified CNS tumour types nor for cancer at 18 other specified sites. For longterm users compared with never users, there was no appreciable association for glioma (10P years: RR1/40.78, 95% CI1/40.55-1.10, P1/40.16) or meningioma (10P years: RR1/41.10, 95% CI1/40.66-1.84, P1/40.71). For acoustic neuroma, there was an increase in risk with long term use vs never use (10P years: RR1/42.46, 95% CI1/41.07-5.64, P1/40.03), the risk increasing with duration of use (trend among users, P1/40.03). Conclusions In this large prospective study, mobile phone use was not associated with increased incidence of glioma, meningioma or non-CNS cancers.
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Epidemiology
dc.subjectKeywords: brain; cancer; cohort analysis; disease incidence; health risk; health survey; mobile communication; tumor; acoustic neurinoma; adult; article; bladder cancer; brain tumor; breast cancer; cancer risk; cerebrovascular accident; cohort analysis; colon cance Acoustic neuroma; Cellular phone; Glioma; Meningioma; Neoplasms; Prospective studies
dc.titleMobile phone use and risk of brain neoplasms and other cancers: prospective study
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume42
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor111799 - Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5427758xPUB15
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBenson, Victoria S, University of Oxford
local.contributor.affiliationPirie, Kirstin, University of Oxford
local.contributor.affiliationSchuz, Joashim, International Agency for Research on Cancer
local.contributor.affiliationReeves, Gillian K, University of Oxford
local.contributor.affiliationBeral, Valerie, University of Oxford
local.contributor.affiliationGreen, Jane, University of Oxford
local.contributor.affiliationBanks, Emily, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMillion Women Study, Collaborators, NHS Breast Screening Centres
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage792
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage802
local.identifier.doi10.1093/ije/dyt072
local.identifier.absseo920499 - Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:36:35Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84881594625
local.identifier.thomsonID000322955900022
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