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Comment & Response
June 13, 2019

Incidence of Thyroid Cancer Among Children and Young Adults in Fukushima, Japan

Author Affiliations
  • 1Preemptive Medicine and Lifestyle-Related Disease Research Center, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto City, Japan
  • 2Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  • 3Faculty of Engineering Science Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(8):768-769. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1099

To the Editor In the January issue, Ohtsuru et al1 suggest that large-scale mass screening using ultrasonography of the thyroid can identify many detectable cancers from a large pool of nonclinical and subclinical thyroid cancers among young persons in an age-dependent manner, comparing the differences in the age-conditional incidence rate between the Fukushima Health Management Survey (FHMS) for children and young adults within 5 years of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station accident and the age-conditional incidence rate estimate.2