The interphone study: brain cancer and beyond

Bioelectromagnetics. 2011 Feb;32(2):164-7. doi: 10.1002/bem.20628. Epub 2010 Nov 30.


The Interphone Study on brain cancer rests upon a case-control design with recall of past exposures recorded with substantial inaccuracy and low participation rates. This commentary questions the wisdom in choosing this design and argues that funding could and should have been used better by setting up a large-scale cohort study that could address other potential endpoints besides cancer. Bioelectromagnetics 32:164-167, 2011. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollutants / adverse effects
  • Brain Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Brain Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Cell Phone* / statistics & numerical data
  • Epidemiologic Research Design*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / epidemiology*
  • Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / etiology


  • Air Pollutants