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The general objectives of the research reported in this publication are: to develop appropriate protocols for diagnosis, treatment and follow up of radiation-induced childhood thyroid cancer in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS); to train CIS medical specialists and technicians in the management of childhood thyroid cancer and other radiation-induced thyroid diseases; to develop new technologies for the assessment and management of thyroid cancer and related disorders; to standardize laboratory diagnostic and monitoring procedures; to evaluate the features and the outcome of the post-Chernobyl radiation-induced thyroid carcinoma as compared with the differentiated thyroid carcinoma observed in children living in unexposed areas in Western Europe; to evluate the effectivness of iodine supplementation and thyroid suppressive therapy as a secondary measure in the prevention of radiation-imduced thyroid cancer.

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Authors: PINCHERA A, Istituto di Endocrinologia Metodologia, Clinica e Medicina del Lavoro, Pisa (IT);DEMIDCHIK E P, Thyroid Cancer Centre, Minsk (BY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16536 EN (1996) 80pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Dr Anna Karaoglou, DG XII-F-6, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5206-2
Record Number: 199610223 / Last updated on: 1996-03-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en