This proposal if for bringing together formally data from a number of recently and soon to be completed epidemiological studies of thyroid cancer in relation toI-131 exposure in childhood and adolescence. The studies have been carried out in Belarus, Russia, French Polynesia, the US (Hanford site) and the Marshall Islands, in populations with different genetic backgrounds and distributions of host and environmental risk factors.
This proposal would allow:
1) a more precise evaluation of the risk of thyroid cancer related to exposure to I-131 in childhood and adolescence and;
2) comparing estimates of thyroid cancer risk in relation to exposure to iodine isotopes across studies in different settings and;
3) a study of the role of environmental and host factors that may modify radiation induced thyroid cancer risk. As such, it would maximise the information that can be drawn to evaluate the risk of thyroid cancer related to exposure to I-131 in childhood and adolescence and to evaluate the role of environmental and host factors that may modify radiation induced thyroid cancer risk.
Funding SchemeCON - Coordination of research actions
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