Policies and mechanisms:

  • For review and approval of projects aiming to link birth, cancer incidence, and mortality data within the state and outside the state; matching criteria on which linkage is based.
  • For contact of individuals identified via birth records, especially minors and/or their families.

We would also like to know about additional information that your office may collect for individual births, such as birth defects reported after the birth certificate is filed, and any other information you think might be relevant to a national study of pediatric cancer incidence within a birth cohort of children living near nuclear facilities.

Any information you provide to us by December 15, 2011 will be considered in support of the study. Please note that all written information that you provide will be included in the Public Access File for this study.

If you have questions about this request or would prefer to respond by phone I would be happy to contact you. I can be reached at email: kcrowley@nas.edu or phone: 202 334 3066.

                                                                                                                                 Sincerely,
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                 Kevin Crowley
Study Director


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