Clinical Oncology/Epidemiology

Cancer mortality in French Polynesia between 1984 and 1992

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A mortality study of French Polynesia in the period 1984-92, although limited by the small population living close to the test sites and the high proportion of deaths attributed to ill-defined causes, found no excess of cancer that could confidently be attributed to the 41 atmospheric test explosions in 1966-74. A study of cancer incidence is planned.

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de Vathaire, F., Le Vu, B. Cancer mortality in French Polynesia between 1984 and 1992. Br J Cancer 74, 1680–1681 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1038/bjc.1996.609

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