Analysis of the RB1 gene in children with retinoblastoma having residential connections to West Cumbria, England

J. K. Cowell, J. A. Morris, E. J. Tawn

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Six of eight cases of retinoblastoma previously identified as having a residential association with West Cumbria, England, in which the Sellafield nuclear installation is situated, were examined for the presence of a constitutional RB1 mutation. No mutations were detected, thus providing strong evidence against an environmental or occupational genotoxic effect causing germline mutations in the parents of these children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Radiological Protection
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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