Age-gender dependencies of cancer pathology development among population living in the contaminated territories after the Chernobyl accident

«Radiation and Risk», 2009, vol. 18, no. 3, pp.62-76


Parshkov E.M.1 – Head of Department, MRRC RAMS, Professor, MD. Contacts: 4 Korolyov str., Obninsk, Kaluga region, Russia, 249036. Tel.: (48439) 9-32-86; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Sokolov V.A.1 – Leading Researcher, Cand. Sc., Biol.
Golivets T.P.2 – Assistant Professor, Cand. Sc., Med. Belgorod State University.
Kovalenko B.S.1 – Head of Department, Cand. Sci., Med., Belgorod State University.
Artamonova Y.Z.2 – Leading Engineer, MRRC RAMS.


Descriptive epidemiological analysis of more than 200 thousands of new cancer cases over 25-year period (1981-2005) among population of the Belgorod and Bryansk Regions affected as a result of the Chernobyl accident was carried out. Age-gender dependencies of population oncopathology development during this period as well as the dynamics the incidence changes in separate nosological units were determined. It was shown that exposure in low dose after the Chernobyl accident led to wavy change of the incidence with the period 5-7 years and that radiation-induced incidence developed in the format of spontaneous one. The role of physiological factors of organism and processes of cell proliferation and differentiation in cancer development are discussed.

Key words
Chernobyl accident, oncology, population incidence, descriptive epidemiological analysis, mechanisms of carcinogenesis, Belgorod and Bryansk Regions.


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