Columbia University Researcher: Children’s Cancer Linked to Fukushima Radiation

Source: Columbia University, http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/headline/researcher-childrens-cancer-linked-to-fukushima-radiation/ ,

David J. Brenner, professor of radiation biophysics at Columbia University Medical Center, took a different view. While he agreed individual estimates on radiation doses are needed, he said in a telephone interview that the higher thyroid cancer rate in Fukushima is “not due to screening. It’s real.”   Columbia University Medical Centre Newsroom, 8 October 2015.

See also http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3265462/Children-living-near-Fukushima-nuclear-plant-diagnosed-thyroid-cancer-rate-FIFTY-times-higher-youngsters-elsewhere.html

In reference to  the paper “Thyroid Cancer Detection by Ultrasound Among Residents Ages 18 Years and Younger in Fukushima, Japan: 2011 to 2014,”

Authors: Toshihide Tsuda,a Akiko Tokinobu,b Eiji Yamamoto,c and Etsuji Suzukib, a Department of Human ecology, Graduate School of environmental and Life Science, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan; b Department of epidemiology, graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan; and c Department of information Science, Faculty of informatics, Okayama University of Science, Okayama, Japan (see https://nuclearexhaust.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/thyroid-cancer-detection-by-ultrasound-among-residents-ages-18-years-and-younger-in-fukushima-japan-2011-to-2014/ )

http://crr.columbia.edu/about-us/who-we-are/faculty/david-brenner

David J. Brenner, Ph.D.

Higgins Professor of Radiation Biophysics
Director, Center for Radiological Research
Director, Radiological Research Accelerator Facility
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Department of Radiation Oncology, Center for Radiological Research
Dept. Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health

BA, Physics Philosophy, Oxford University, Oxford, U.K., 1974
MSc, Radiation Physics, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London, London, U.K., 1976
MA, Physics Philosophy, Oxford University, Oxford, U.K., 1979
PhD, Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K., 1980

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