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Higher cancer risk continues after Chernobyl

NIH study finds that thyroid cancer risk for those who were children and adolescents when exposed to fallout has not yet begun to decline

Posted on March 17, 2011

The study, which represents the first prospective examination of thyroid cancer risk in relation to the I-131 doses received by Chernobyl-area children and adolescents, appeared March 17, 2011, in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

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NCI Press Release: Higher cancer risk continues after Chernobyl

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) press release for the study  

NCI Cancer Bulletin: Thyroid cancer risk persists in people exposed to I-131 radiation as children

News article in NCI’s bi-weekly newsletter the Cancer Bulletin

DCEG Linkage: 25th anniversary of Chernobyl accident

Feature article in the DCEG Linkage Newsletter

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