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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

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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 (Archive): Thyroid cancer risk persists in people exposed to I-131 radiation as children

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

DCEG Linkage: 25th anniversary of Chernobyl accident

Feature article in the DCEG Linkage Newsletter