News tagged with radioactive iodine

Radiation exposure linked to aggressive thyroid cancers

For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in Belarus who were exposed when ...

Oct 28, 2014
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Nexavar approval expanded for common thyroid cancer

(HealthDay)—U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the anti-cancer drug Nexavar (sorafenib) has been expanded to include late-stage differentiated thyroid cancer, the most common type of thyroid ...

Nov 24, 2013
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Trial makes thyroid cancer treatment safer and shorter

A new gold standard for thyroid cancer treatment has been set, reducing radiation doses to just one third of the current level, according to research from the CRUK-UCL Cancer Trials Centre. The results are published in New En ...

May 04, 2012
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Radiation in Japanese children's thyroids

Forty-five percent of children tested in the region around Japan's stricken nuclear plant were found to have traces of radioactive elements in their thyroid glands, an official said Thursday.

Aug 18, 2011
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The case for maintaining current regulations on I-131 therapy

Two articles in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine make a case for maintaining current U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations on the release of patients who undergo radioactive iodine treatments for th ...

May 05, 2011
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