Study Objectives and Design

The principal objectives of the study are to further characterize the exposure-response relationship between chrysotile and cancers already established to be caused by asbestos, and to add to the available evidence about risks of other cancers (see About Asbestos).

Click on the links below for more information about the study design. More information about the rationale of the study and its design was published in Schuz et al. (1)


  1. Schuz J, Schonfeld SJ, Kromhout H, Straif K, Kashansky SV, Kovalevskiy EV, et al. A retrospective cohort study of cancer mortality in employees of a Russian chrysotile asbestos mine and mills: study rationale and key features. Cancer Epidemiol 2013 Aug;37(4):440-5.