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Martha Linet of the National Cancer Institute Presents on Cell Phones and Cancer Risk March 22, 2016

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Dr. Martha Linet’s Powerpoint Slides on Cell Phones and Cancer Risk Washington University Lecture

On March 22, 2016 Martha Linet, Senior Investigator and former Chief of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health,  presented at Washington University on cell phones and cancer risk.

“Dr. Martha Linet will discuss the history and results from 20 years of epidemiological studies of cancer risks associated with use of mobile phones, findings from relevant experimental studies, current research on this topic, and conclusions about health risks by national and international organizations. More generally, she will describe complexities and strategies for studying cancer risks associated with rapidly evolving technologies.” Read the Washington University lecture description here.

These slides from Linet’s March 22, 2016 presentation are made available via a public information request. Although Washington University usually videotapes these lectures, we were informed that Linet asked that this lecture not be videotaped. If you attended this lecture we welcome your comments and will post them.

Cell phones and cancer risk

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Martha Linet, MD, MPH

Senior Investigator Radiation Epidemiology Branch

National Cancer Institute, NIH

Martha Linet, M.D., MPH is a senior investigator in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch in the National Cancer Institute and served as Chief of the Branch during 2002-2014. Dr. Linet was principal investigator of one of the earliest studies of mobile telephone use and risk of adult brain tumors, the only study of mobile phone use and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and a key study of magnetic field exposures from power lines and electrical appliances and risk of childhood leukemia. She also leads studies of protracted low-dose ionizing radiation and cancer risks in medical radiation workers, including those working with fluoroscopically-guided interventional procedures.