INTERPHONE final report submitted to UICC
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has established a separate webpage for the INTERPHONE project and announced that the final report has been submitted to the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the independent firewall institution. The report summarises the results for glioma, meningioma and acoustic neuroma and states in regard to parotid gland tumours that some national results have been published, however:
‘As the other centers would only provide data of 57 additional interviewed patients with a malignant parotid gland tumour, the principal investigators of the respective centers and IARC jointly decided not to further pool these data at this stage but prioritize other research questions within the Interphone consortium.’
The IARC website notes that combined Interphone data are still centrally held at IARC and various projects are ongoing with respect to risk factors of brain tumours or acoustic neuroma, particularly factors not related to RF exposure. The Interphone investigators continue to collaborate as a consortium in this regard.