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Table 1 Initial slopes β (in brackets 95% confidence interval) of the A-bomb survivors for age at exposure of 30 and attained age of 70 years and age modifying parameters γ e and γ a for different sites.

From: Site-specific dose-response relationships for cancer induction from the combined Japanese A-bomb and Hodgkin cohorts for doses relevant to radiotherapy

Site β EAR - Japan * β EAR - UK * γ e γ a
All solid 52 (43...60) 74 (61...86) -0.024 2.38
Female breast 9.2 (6.8...12) 8.2 (6.1...11) -0.037 1.7
Lung 7.5 (5.1...10) 8.0 (5.5...11) 0.002 4.23
Rectum 0.56 (-0.13...1.4) 0.73 (-0.17...1.8) -0.024 2.38
Colon 8.0 (4.4...12) 7.4 (4.0...11.0) -0.056 6.9
Mouth and pharynx 0.56 (0.2...1.2) 0.73 (0.3...1.6) -0.024 2.38
Esophagus 0.58 (0.18...1.1) 3.2 (1.0...6.1) -0.002+ 1.9+
Stomach 9.5 (6.1...14) 5.2 (3.4...7.7) -0.002 1.9
Small Intestine 8.0 (4.4...12) 10 (5.7...16) -0.056 6.9
Liver 4.3 (0.0...7.2) 2.4 (0.0...4.0) -0.021 3.6
Cervix 0.56 (0.0...1.9) 0.73 (0.0...2.5) -0.024 2.38
Bladder 3.2 (1.1...5.4) 3.8 (1.3...6.5) -0.024 2.38
Skin 0.35 (0.03...1.1) 0.46 (0.04...1.43) -0.61 4.36
Brain and CNS 0.51 (0.17...0.95) 0.70 (0.23...1.31) -0.024 2.38
Thyroid 1.2 (0.5...2.2) 0.40 (0.2...0.8) -0.046 0.6
Salivary Gland 0.56 (0.2...1.2) 0.73 (0.26...1.6) -0.024 2.38
Bone - - -0.013 -0.56
Soft tissue - - -0.013 -0.56
  1. The values for the Japanese population (β EAR - Japa n) were taken from the analysis of Preston et al. [1]. Risk was transferred to a Western population (β EAR - U K) by establishing a ERR-EAR weighting according to ICRP 103 [19].
  2. *excess cases per 10'000 PY Gy, †initial slope from colon, initial slope from oral cavity, +age dependence from stomach, age dependence from all solid