Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

183  University of North Texas  (84479)

Principal Investigator: Heck,Julia Elizabeth

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 149,897

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): No

Start and End Dates: - 8/31/22

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: HPS-Dean's Off-Gen

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Col of Health & Public Servic

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Childhood Cancer and Industrial Pollution (CHIP)

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: National Institutes of Health

Program Title: N/A
CFDA Linked: Cancer Cause and Prevention Research


The proposed project is a population-based case-control study of exposure to industrial pollution in pregnancy and early childhood in relation to childhood cancer development. We propose to take cases from two NIH-funded studies (the Air Pollution and Childhood Cancers study and the Pesticide Exposure and Childhood Cancers study) and examine residential proximity to sources of industrial pollution; we have previously reconstructed full residential histories for a portion of our sample. Controls were selected at random from California birth records (N=29,445 cases of specified childhood cancer types, 983,440 controls). Exposure measurements will be taken from the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The exposures of primary interest in the proposed study include suspected and established carcinogens which are amongst the most commonly released toxic agents by industries in California. We will focus on agents of particular interest for carcinogenic review by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

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