Environmental exposures related to cancer morbidity

Investigators and Co-Investigators: Novack L. (SUMC)


In this study Novak et al. will estimate the annual incidence rate of cancer in the Negev during 2001-Jan 2022 and cumulative for the entire period, by types of cancer, by gender and age. They will also estimate the contribution of environmental (pollution, climate, solar radiation, proximity to hazardous areas) and demographical factors to cancer development.

In the ecological set-up the new cancer cases will be mapped based on the patients' residence address, providing a spatial gradient to exposure factors and area-specific cancer morbidity. In a case-control set-up we will evaluate the extent of an individual exposure to pollutants and meteorological conditions prior to the disease onset, as well as individual factors potentially related to the disease.