A procedure for investigating cancer cluster reports.

@article{Aldrich1981APF,
  title={A procedure for investigating cancer cluster reports.},
  author={Timothy E Aldrich},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={1981},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={809-17}
}
Cancer clusters are described as epidemiologic leads to environmental determinants of cancer. A historical perspective of cancer cluster reports is offered with comments on the various investigative methods. A specific, systematic protocol for responding to cancer cluster reports is offered with a detailed example. Suggestions for decision making and comments on statistical analysis are also offered. Emphasis is placed on the participant interview and on the use of non-case data. 

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