Charles E. Land received a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of
Chicago. He studied the risk of radiation-related cancer at the
Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission and the Radiation Effects Research
Foundation in Hiroshima, Japan, before joining the National Cancer
Institute in 1975. Land served on the International Commission on
Radiological Protection for 20 years and was instrumental in
producing the 1985 National Institutes of Health
radio-epidemiological tables and the 2003 NCI-CDC interactive
computer program developed to assist adjudication of compensation
claims for cancers following occupational exposures to radiation.
His research interests include quantifying lifetime
radiation-related cancer risk with emphasis on implications of
uncertainty for public policy.
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