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Voices Against Brain Cancer Comments on Link Between Cell Phone Use and Brain Cancer
Date:3/25/2013

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The authors of the study acknowledge that the findings are hampered by certain limitations. For one, “having a cell phone subscription is not a guarantee of use.” Similarly, the study was not able to factor in the number of minutes per day that subscribers used their phones. Some skeptics assert that the Danish study's results can be considered suspect since it received funding from “a Danish phone company,” according to the article.

In spite of the controversy surrounding the study, Michael Klipper, chairman of Voices Against Brain Cancer, is eager to see future research on this topic. “For years, the scientific community has been debating about the possible link between cell phone usage and brain cancer and we're watching in earnest to see what researchers will find out over time as they continue to explore this subject. There is a growing body of research that has failed to establish a correlation between cell phone use and brain cancer; we're not even sure that the radio frequency of cell phones is tumorigenic, or tumor-causing,” Klipper says. “Still, at this point we can't be sure that heavy and prolonged use of cell phones won't have negative health effects in the long run, so the jury is still out. In today's high-tech world, everyone should stay abreast of this issue.”

VABC has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization’s research grants fund cutting-edge research programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. VABC currently funds research at several esteemed institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, John Hopkins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Yale, to name a few.

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