Thyroid Cancer and Nuclear Accidents

Thyroid Cancer and Nuclear Accidents : Long-Term Aftereffects of Chernobyl and Fukushima

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Thyroid Cancer and Nuclear Accidents: Long-Term Aftereffects of Chernobyl and Fukushima discusses the radiobiological effects of the release of radioiodine from two nuclear power plant accidents and appropriate interpretation of the results of thyroid ultrasound examination. The book pulls together expert opinion on radiation related thyroid cancer in an understandable manner, even for non thyroidologists.

The book explains what has been learned from both accidents in relation to prevention of thyroid cancer following nuclear power plant accidents. The book encompasses topics such as risk estimations of thyroid cancer following nuclear accidents and clinical aspects after those specific situations. Additionally, it discusses in detail the reports from Fukushima related to thyroid cancer in the population. This book is a valuable resource for oncologists and biomedical researchers with interest in nuclear accidents and cancer cases.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 400g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128127686
  • 9780128127681
  • 1,546,316

Table of contents

Part I: Overview: Keynote Lectures 1. Thirty Years After Chernobyl-Overview of the Risks of Thyroid Cancer, Based Upon the UNSCEAR Scientific Reports (2008-2012) 2. Thirty Years After the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident: Contribution From Japan-"Confirming the Increase of Childhood Thyroid Cancer" 3. From Chernobyl to Fukushima and Beyond-A Focus on Thyroid Cancer 4. Reassessing the Capability to Attribute Pediatric Thyroid Cancer to Radiation Exposure: The FHMS Experience

Part II: Chernobyl + 30 5. Post-Chernobyl Pediatric Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in Belarus: Histopathological Features, Treatment Strategy, and Long-Term Outcome 6. Clinical Aspects of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer and Follow-Up of Patients in Belarus Following the Chernobyl Accident 7. Long-Term Analysis of the Incidence and Histopathology of Thyroid Cancer in Ukraine in Adult Patients Who Were Children and Adolescents at the Time of the Chernobyl Accident 8. Thyroid Cancer Risk in Ukraine Following the Chernobyl Accident (The Ukrainian-American Cohort Thyroid Study) 9. Results of the Thyroid Cancer Epidemiological Survey in Russia Following the Chernobyl Accident 10. Influence of Radiation Exposure and Ultrasound Screening on the Clinical Behavior of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in Young Patients 11. Results of Treatment in Children and Adolescents With Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma Not Exposed and Exposed to Radiation From the Chernobyl Accident 12. Somatic Genomics of Childhood Thyroid Cancer

Part III: Fukushima + 5 13. A Review of Studies on Thyroid Dose Estimation After the Fukushima Accident 14. Five-Year Interim Report of Thyroid Ultrasound Examinations in the Fukushima Health Management Survey 15. The Features of Childhood and Adolescent Thyroid Cancer After the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident 16. Psychosocial Impact of the Thyroid Examination of the Fukushima Health Management Survey 17. Thyroid Cancer Screening and Overdiagnosis in Korea 18. Management of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in Japan

Part IV: International Report 19. UNSCEAR Activities Related to the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident 20. The Radiological Consequences of the Fukushima Dai'ichi NPP Accident: Estimates From the Group of Experts Convened by the International Atomic Energy Agency
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About Geraldine Thomas

Shunichi Yamashita graduated from Nagasaki University School of Medicine in March 1978 and spent almost three years from July 1984 to March 1987 as an endocrine research fellow at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In 1990, Dr. Yamashita became a full Professor of Molecular Medicine and International Radiation Health at the Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Nagasaki University School of Medicine. He has been deeply involved in Chernobyl and Semipalatinsk medical aid projects for more than 25 years. Professor Yamashita is the Adviser to the Governor of Fukushima Prefecture on Health Risk Management. He was dispatched from Nagasaki University to Fukushima since the Fukushima Nuclear Accident and assumed the position of Director of Radiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey. In April 2013 Professor Yamashita returned officially to Nagasaki University as the Trustee and Vice-President. Currently he serves as Senior Director of the FMU Radiation Medical Science Center. He was the former President of the Japan Thyroid Association and also a council member of the Asia & Oceania Thyroid Association, and Director of the WHO collaborating center for research on Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Response Network. He is also the member of Science Council of Japan Gerry Thomas is Professor of Molecular Pathology at Imperial College and is committed to developing infrastructures for research into molecular mechanisms of cancer. She strongly believes that public involvement and information is a key part of academic research, and is actively involved in the public communication of research, particularly with respect to radiation protection and biobanking. She has carried out research into the health effects of the Chernobyl accident since 1992, and established the Chernobyl Tissue Bank (CTB: in 1998. The CTB has provided infrastructural support (both physical and ethical) in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia for thyroid cancer diagnosis and research into the molecular mechanisms that underlie the increase in thyroid cancer seen after the Chernobyl accident. The project provides a platform for a systems biology approach to exploring these mechanisms and supports tissue collection for international epidemiology studies. Gerry has published extensively on the molecular pathology of thyroid cancer, and is an author of a number of reviews of the health effects of radiation exposure following nuclear accidents. Following the Fukushima accident, she was asked to explain the health risks of radiation on both broadcast and written media in the UK and internationally.
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