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by UFW Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 at 4:09 AM

News from the Farm Worker Movement

News from the Farm Worker Movement(


A study of cancer patterns in members of the UFW was released recently

in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine indicating that farm

workers experience a lower risk of some forms of cancer but an elevated

risk for other forms of cancer. The study's lead author, Dr. Paul Mills

an Epidemiologist of the California Cancer Registry, has worked with

Doug Blaylock, Administrator of the RFK Medical Plan for several years

in this study, which has involved about 146,000 past and present members

of the UFW.

By linking the membership roster of the Medical and Pension Benefit

Plans with the files of the California Cancer Registry, Dr. Mills found

that the risk of some major forms of cancer such as breast, lung and

prostate cancer was lower in the UFW membership than the general

California Hispanic population. However, the risk of several other forms

of cancer was elevated. For example, UFW workers had a 59% higher risk

for leukemia (cancer of the blood) than other Hispanics living in

California and a 69% higher risk for stomach cancer. Uterine cancers in

females were also elevated, as was brain cancer for both males and


In addition, several types of cancer, including prostate cancer in men,

cervix cancer in women, and large bowel cancer in both sexes, were

diagnosed at a later stage among farmworkers than among the general

population. This makes it more difficult to effectively treat the


Dr. Mills pointed out that these findings among California farmworkers

are in general agreement with findings from other studies which have

concentrated on farm owners and operators. These findings also

emphasized the need for farmworkers to avail themselves of cancer

screening programs whenever possible.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the

Public Health Institute that monitors all studies to insure protection

of study subjects from research risks.

* * * * *


Un estudio sobre los patrones de ccer en miembro de fue publicado

recientemente en el Diario Americano de la Industria Médica indicando

que los trabajadores del campo experimentan bajo riesgo para algunas

clases de cáncer pero elevado para otras. El autor y conductor del

estudio, Dr. Paul Mills es epidemiologista y encargado del registro de

cáncer en California, ha trabajado en coordinación con Doug Blaylock,

administrador del Plan medio RFK, por varios años en este estudio, y ha

involucrado cerca de 146,000 miembros presentes y pasados de la UFW.

Relacionando la lista de membresía de los planes médico y de pensión con

los Registros de Cáncer de California, el Dr. Mills encontró que el

riesgo de cáncer de pecho, pulmón y próstata fueron más bajas entre los

miembros de la UFW que entre la población Hispana en California. Sin

embargo el riesgo de otras formas de cáncer fueron más elevadas. Por

ejemplo, los trabajadores de la UFW tuvieron un 59% más de riesgo de

contraer leucemia (cáncer en la sangre) que otros Hispanos que vivieron

en California y 69% más por cáncer del estómago. El cáncer del útero en

las mujeres fue también elevado, y el cáncer de cerebro fue más elevado

tanto en hombres como en mujeres.

Adicionalmente, mas tipos de cáncer, incluyendo próstata en los hombres,

cervical en las mujeres, y una larga lista de otras clases en ambos

sexos, fueron diagnosticados en fases avanzadas entre los campesinos que

entre la población general. Lo que dificulta el tratamiento de dichas


El Dr. Mills señala que lo encontrado entre los campesinos de California

es en general similar a lo encontrado por otros estudios que se han

concentrado en los rancheros y operadores agrícolas. Estos resultados

también enfatizan en la necesidad de que los campesinos los programas de

detección de cáncer siempre que sea posible.

Este estudio ha sido aprobado por la Junta Institucional de Revisión de

Salud Pública, Instituto que monitorea todos los estudios para proteger

a las personas de riesgos en la investigación.

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