Hereditary cancer link supported

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 01 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:299
  1. Richard Harling
  1. BMJ

    New evidence has emerged that radiation damage to sperm cells increases the risk of lympho-haematological malignancies in the offspring (British Journal of Cancer 1998;78:301-11).

    This issue has been hotly debated since 1990, when a study published in the BMJ of a cluster of leukaemia cases among children in the village of Seascale, near the Sellafield nuclear plant, suggested that leukaemia in children might be associated with exposure of the father to radiation before …

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