Cancer mortality in women and men who survived the siege of Leningrad (1941-1944).

@article{Koupil2009CancerMI,
  title={Cancer mortality in women and men who survived the siege of Leningrad (1941-1944).},
  author={Ilona Koupil and Svetlana Plavinskaja and N. S. Parfenova and Dmitri B. Shestov and Phoebe Danziger and Denny V{\aa}ger{\"o}},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={124 6},
  pages={1416-21}
}
The population of Leningrad suffered from severe starvation, cold and psychological stress during the siege in World War II in 1941-1944. We investigated the long-term effects of the siege on cancer mortality in 3,901 men and 1,429 women, born between 1910 and 1940. All study subjects were residents of St. Petersburg, formerly Leningrad, between 1975 and 1982. One third of them had experienced the siege as children, adolescents or young adults (age range, 1-31 years at the peak of starvation in… CONTINUE READING