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International seminar on the health effects of internally deposited radionuclides

A seminar on the health effects of internally deposited radionuclides will take place in Heidelberg, Germany on 18-22 April 1994. This seminar is being jointly organized by the European Commission, DG XII, the German Cancer Research Centre and the US Department of Energy.

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18 April 1994 - 18 April 1994
Germany

A seminar on the health effects of internally deposited radionuclides will take place in Heidelberg, Germany on 18-22 April 1994. This seminar is being jointly organized by the European Commission, DG XII, the German Cancer Research Centre and the US Department of Energy.

During the last fifty years, the study of the long-term effects on the health of people who were exposed to irradiation from radioactive material deposited in their bones, liver or other organs, has revealed the occurrence of bone cancer from Radium isotopes and liver tumours from Thorotrast. These studies are an extremely valuable and unique source of information on the biological effects of such irradiation on humans. As part of the seminar there will be a workshop which will cover the following subjects:
- Biokinetics;
- Dosimetry;
- Pathomorphological results;
- Epidemiological Studies;
- Molecular biology investigations.

It is hoped that the seminar will provide new perspectives for further research as well as establishing a bridge between epidemiological research, molecular biology and cancer genetics.
For further information on this conference please contact:

European Commission
DG XII
Dr. A Karaoglou
Dr. K Chadwick
200 rue de la Loi (ARTS 3/56)
B-1049 Brussels
Tel. +32-2-2965415; Fax +32-2-2966256

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