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Cancer risk after medical exposure to radioactive iodine in benign thyroid diseases: a meta-analysis

Hieu, Trinh Trung; Russell, Anthony W; Cuneo, Ross; Clark, Justin; Kron, Tomas; Hall, Per; Doi, Suhail


Radioiodine-131 (131I) is widely used for diagnosis and treatment of benign thyroid diseases. Observational studies have not been conclusive about the carcinogenic potential of 131I and we therefore conducted a meta-analysis. We performed a literature search till September 2011 which included 131I as a diagnostic or treatment modality ( 131I for treatment of thyroid cancer was excluded). Data on 64 different organ or organ group subsets comprising 22 029 exposed subjects in the therapeutic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Endocrine-Related Cancer
DOI: 10.1530/ERC-12-0176


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