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expert reaction to study on mobile phones and brain tumour risk

A study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, reports no link between mobile phone use and brain tumour risk.


Prof Malcolm Sperrin, Oxford University Hospitals, said:

“This study from Oxford is a welcome addition to the body of knowledge looking at the risk from mobile phones, and specifically in relation to certain types of tumour genesis.  It is a well designed, prospective study that identifies no causal link but does recognise that there may have false correlations arising from previous studies that are retrospective in design. 

“There is always a need for further research  work especially as phones, wireless etc become ubiquitous but this study should allay many existing concerns.”


Cellular Telephone Use and the Risk of Brain Tumors: Update of the UK Million Women Study’ by Joachim Schüz et al. was published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute at 00:01 UK time on Wednesday 30th March.



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