Thyroid cancer after childhood exposure to external radiation: An updated pooled analysis of 12 studies

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Studies have causally linked external thyroid radiation exposure in childhood with thyroid cancer. In 1995, investigators conducted relative risk analyses of pooled data from seven epidemiologic studies. Doses were mostly 50 Gy. We pooled data from 12 studies of thyroid cancer patients who were exposed to radiation in childhood (ages


  • Lene H S Veiga
  • Erik Holmberg
  • Harald Anderson
  • Linda Pottern
  • Siegal Sadetzki
  • M. Jacob Adams
  • Ritsu Sakata
  • Arthur B. Schneider
  • Peter Inskip
  • Parveen Bhatti
  • Robert Johansson
  • Gila Neta
  • Roy Shore
  • Florent De Vathaire
  • Lena Damber
  • Ruth Kleinerman
  • Michael M. Hawkins
  • Margaret Tucker
  • Marie Lundell
  • Jay H. Lubin
External organisations
  • Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission
  • Sahlgrenska University Hospital
  • United States Public Health Service
  • Tel-Aviv University
  • Radiation Effects Research Foundation Hiroshima
  • National Cancer Institute, USA
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Umeå University
  • Institut Gustave Roussy
  • University of Birmingham
  • Karolinska University Hospital
  • Nordic Countries Childhood Cancer Survival Group
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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  • Cancer and Oncology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-484
Number of pages12
JournalRadiation Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 1
Publication categoryResearch