John R Bagby

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Previous studies have suggested that certain occupational groups may be at increased risk for prostate cancer. A cancer registry-based case-control study was conducted to investigate possible associations between various occupations and the risk of prostate cancer among 1,239 case subjects and 3,717 age-matched control subjects. Elevated relative risk(More)
The human health effects of long-term exposure to low levels of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) have not been well established. The results of a prior study showed that persons exposed to TCDD had depressed cell-mediated immunity, and 18 of 51 persons had anergy or relative anergy on skin testing. This paper presents the results of a medical(More)
Sources of readily available data for cancer surveillance are frequently sought. To assess the validity of information on cancer risk factors that is routinely collected in conjunction with cancer incidence reporting, the authors completed interviews for 441 patients identified through the Missouri Cancer Registry from June 1986 to May 1987. Interviews(More)
A protocol was developed in 1984 by the Missouri Department of Health to provide a systematic method for responding to citizen reports of cancer clusters. This protocol integrates public health and environmental expertise and includes two stages: the preliminary review and the investigation. The preliminary review is focused on problem definition and(More)
The compound 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, commonly known as dioxin, was measured in the adipose tissue of 39 persons with a history of residential, recreational, or occupational exposure in Missouri and in 57 persons in a control group. All participants had detectable levels of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in their adipose tissue, but the(More)