close
Sign up/Login to read the full article
LOGIN FORM
Email address :  
Password :  
Forgot your password?
Register
Science & Technology
Medicine
Chernobyl’s thyroid cancer patients
 Share  ·    Comment   ·    print   ·  

MORE than a quarter of a century after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of April 26, 1986, many children and teenagers from Ukraine, Belarus and western Russia who developed “differentiated” thyroid cancer owing to radiation are in complete or near remission, according to a recent study published online on April 24 in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Most of the patients had developed the papillary subtype of differentiated thyroid cancer. Although this cancer tends to be more aggressive in children than in adults, the study has found that nearly all the patients tracked in the study responded favourably to treatment.


Register to get full access to this article

Login | New user

Bookmark

Comments:

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor
The Hindu presents the all-new Young World
Science & Technology
Recent Articles

LATEST COMMENTS

Modi is accountable
 When it's said he is accountable for Gujarat 2002. Why do not we keep track of people accountable for other genocides such as Mumbai attack,...»
posted by Rohit Khanna   on Jul 23, 2014 at 14:02 IST

Interpreter of a Constitution
 A true obit to an authority on our constitution....»
posted by Arun Elangovan   on Jul 23, 2014 at 17:02 IST

Quota calculations
 Reservations have not worked in India. The same set of fairly affluent people belonging to the so called backward castes have taken advantag...»
posted by Krishna iyengar   on Jul 22, 2014 at 23:27 IST

Social


Please remember to logout of facebook after you complete this session.

O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in Science & Technology

A comet’s last hours

WHEN comet 2012/S1 (ISON) was discovered in the autumn of 2012, astronomers hoped it would eventually light up the night sky and become... »