The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

5150.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 3:42 PM

Abstract #69458

Coordination of a Multi-Agency Leukemia Cluster Investigation

Myrna J Candreia, MA1, Regina Lundgren2, and Regina Lundgren2. (1) Community Health Partners, Inc., 2570 Mirror Lake Court, Colorado Springs, CO 80919, 719-388-8835,, (2) Technical Consultant and Trainer, 1142 W. 14th Avenue, Kennewick, WA 99337

From late summer of 2000 through late summer of 2002, 16 cases of acute lymphocytic childhood leukemia were diagnosed in current or former residents of Fallon, NV. Federal and state agencies, and the local community of Fallon joined together to conduct the most extensive cross-sectional exposure assessment and pathways study conducted in the last 20 years into a cancer cluster investigation. This presentation will provide lessons learned about the coordination of a multi-agency investigation involving several federal and state agencies, and local government and community groups.

Learning Objectives:

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Public Health Collaborations - Efforts to Reduce Exposure to Hazardous Materials

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA