RP 18-61

Tumor registry study in Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Carcinogenesis is a major topic in the field of radiation biology, and neoplasms developing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki are one of the important subjects studied by ABCC. With demonstration of the high incidence of leukemia among the proximal exposed survivors, particular attention recently has been focused on other neoplasms also developing among the survivors.

A community tumor registry was established by the Hiroshima City Medical Association in May 1957. In April 1958 a tumor registry was also established by the Nagasaki City Medical Association.

This study requires very close interdepartmental cooperation, especially between the Departments of Pathology and Statistics, as well as collaboration between private physicians, and community medical institutions.