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Kyoji Furukawa, Dale Preston, Sachiyo Funamoto, Shuji Yonehara, Masahiro Ito, Shoji Tokuoka, Hiromi Sugiyama, Midori Soda, Kotaro Ozasa and Kiyohiko Mabuchi Long-term trend of thyroid cancer risk among Japanese atomic-bomb survivors: 60 years after exposure International Journal of Cancer 132

Version of Record online: 16 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ijc.27749

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Japanese atomic-bomb survivors have been a critical source of information for insight into radiation-related thyroid cancer risk. In this analysis of survivor data from 1958 through 2005—one of the longest follow-up studies on thyroid cancer to date—radiation-associated thyroid cancer risk was found to persist for more than 50 years. The continued increase in risk, which was associated with long life and exposure to radiation in childhood or adolescence, could have important implications for clinical practice and public health measures.

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