Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(3), 1139-1152; doi:10.3390/ijerph7031139
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A Multidisciplinary Investigation of a Polycythemia Vera Cancer Cluster of Unknown Origin

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Received: 29 January 2010; in revised form: 13 March 2010 / Accepted: 16 March 2010 / Published: 17 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Epidemiology)
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Abstract: Cancer cluster investigations rarely receive significant public health resource allocations due to numerous inherent challenges and the limited success of past efforts. In 2008, a cluster of polycythemia vera, a rare blood cancer with unknown etiology, was identified in northeast Pennsylvania. A multidisciplinary group of federal and state agencies, academic institutions, and local healthcare providers subsequently developed a multifaceted research portfolio designed to better understand the cause of the cluster. This research agenda represents a unique and important opportunity to demonstrate that cancer cluster investigations can produce desirable public health and scientific outcomes when necessary resources are available.
Keywords: polycythemia vera; cancer cluster; environmental exposure; Pennsylvania
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Seaman, V.; Dearwent, S.M.; Gable, D.; Lewis, B.; Metcalf, S.; Orloff, K.; Tierney, B.; Zhu, J.; Logue, J.; Marchetto, D.; Ostroff, S.; Hoffman, R.; Xu, M.; Carey, D.; Erlich, P.; Gerhard, G.; Roda, P.; Iannuzzo, J.; Lewis, R.; Mellow, J.; Mulvihill, L.; Myles, Z.; Wu, M.; Frank, A.; Gross-Davis, C.A.; Klotz, J.; Lynch, A.; Weissfeld, J.; Weinberg, R.; Cole, H. A Multidisciplinary Investigation of a Polycythemia Vera Cancer Cluster of Unknown Origin. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 1139-1152.

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Seaman V, Dearwent SM, Gable D, Lewis B, Metcalf S, Orloff K, Tierney B, Zhu J, Logue J, Marchetto D, Ostroff S, Hoffman R, Xu M, Carey D, Erlich P, Gerhard G, Roda P, Iannuzzo J, Lewis R, Mellow J, Mulvihill L, Myles Z, Wu M, Frank A, Gross-Davis CA, Klotz J, Lynch A, Weissfeld J, Weinberg R, Cole H. A Multidisciplinary Investigation of a Polycythemia Vera Cancer Cluster of Unknown Origin. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(3):1139-1152.

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Seaman, Vincent; Dearwent, Steve M.; Gable, Debra; Lewis, Brian; Metcalf, Susan; Orloff, Ken; Tierney, Bruce; Zhu, Jane; Logue, James; Marchetto, David; Ostroff, Stephen; Hoffman, Ronald; Xu, Mingjiang; Carey, David; Erlich, Porat; Gerhard, Glenn; Roda, Paul; Iannuzzo, Joseph; Lewis, Robert; Mellow, John; Mulvihill, Linda; Myles, Zachary; Wu, Manxia; Frank, Arthur; Gross-Davis, Carol Ann; Klotz, Judith; Lynch, Adam; Weissfeld, Joel; Weinberg, Rona; Cole, Henry. 2010. "A Multidisciplinary Investigation of a Polycythemia Vera Cancer Cluster of Unknown Origin." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 3: 1139-1152.


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