Proliferative activity of human thyroid cells in various age groups and its correlation with the risk of thyroid cancer after radiation exposure.

@article{Saad2006ProliferativeAO,
  title={Proliferative activity of human thyroid cells in various age groups and its correlation with the risk of thyroid cancer after radiation exposure.},
  author={Ali G. Saad and Seena Kumar and Elaine Ron and Jay H. Lubin and Jerzy Stanek and Kevin E. Bove and Yuri E Nikiforov},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2006},
  volume={91 7},
  pages={2672-7}
}
CONTEXT The thyroid gland is vulnerable to the carcinogenic effects of ionizing radiation, and there is a well-documented inverse correlation between thyroid cancer and age at exposure, particularly for ages less than 20 yr. One of the factors responsible for this phenomenon may be more rapid cell proliferation in children. OBJECTIVE The objective of this… CONTINUE READING