RP 5-89

Pathology studies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Revised research plan


A revised platform protocol for the conduct of pathology studies at RERF is described. Involvement of community hospital and university-based pathologists in site-specific cancer incidence studies at RERF and Life Span Study community cooperative autopsy programs in each city are proposed as alternatives for the RERF autopsy and surgical programs which have been terminated. Emphasis is placed on the continuing importance of pathology in tumor verification and incidence studies, and in the definition of all histopathologic changes which may represent late radiation effects.