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Fukushima Thyroid Examination August 2015: 104 Thyroid Cancer Cases Confirmed, 6 in the Second Round Screening

The Twentieth Prefectural Oversight Committee for Fukushima Health Management Survey convened in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, on Monday, August 31, 2015. This marked the beginning of a new two-year term for the committee members. Most of the committee members carried over, and Dr. Hokuto Hoshi was chosen as the committee chair again. (See this post for details of the Oversight Committee members).

Among other information, the Oversight Committee released the latest results of thyroid examination, consisting of Initial Screening or the first round screening (originally scheduled to be conducted from October 2011 to March 2014, and essentially completed as of April 30, 2015 with some confirmatory examination results pending) and Full-Scale Screening or the second round screening (from April 2014 to March 2016). It has been a little over 3 months since the last committee meeting on May 19, 2015, and the latest results include 3 more months worth of data confirmed as of June 30, 20…