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The Estimated Number of Prevalent Cases of Thyroid Cancer in Fukushima Prefecture: Unofficial English Translation

Below is an unofficial translation of a document submitted by Dr. Shoichiro Tsugane from the National Cancer Center during the fourth session of the Thyroid Examination Assessment Subcommittee of the Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting for the Fukushima Health Management Survey, held on November 11, 2014. The document outlined the estimated prevalence (or, more precisely, the estimated number of prevalent cases) of pediatric thyroid cancer in Fukushima Prefecture, calculated by Dr. Kota Katanoda, a staff member for National Cancer Center. This was also published here.
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May 2015 Interim Summary Regarding Thyroid Examination: Unofficial English Translation

At the 19th Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting for the Fukushima Health Management Survey held on May 18, 2015, an Interim Summary was submitted by the Thyroid Examination Assessment Subcommittee. Although it is called the "Interim Summary," this is essentially the final report by this particular subcommittee. As is customary with Japanese governmental committees, the end of the fiscal year calls for the submission of a summary report, often followed by the prearranged dissolution of the committee.
Below is a complete, unofficial English translation of the Interim Summary. (It has been checked by one of the officials for accuracy).
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The 19th Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting for the Fukushima Health Management Survey (May 18, 2015)
Interim Summary Regarding Thyroid Examination
Thyroid Examination Assessment Subcommittee, Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting for Fukushima Health Management Survey, March 2015
The Thyroid Examination Assessment Subcommittee of the …

2015 Update: Details of Fukushima Thyroid Cancer Surgical Cases

This post contains a translation of the first three abstracts presented at the Symposium 1 "Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Thyroid Cancer" during the 27th Annual Congress of the Japan Association of Endocrine Surgeons held on May 28-29, 2015, in Fukushima City.

Shinichi Suzuki, a thyroid surgeon at Fukushima Medical University and director of Thyroid Ultrasound Examination, was the program chair. (See his greeting here in Japanese).
Background on lack of information disclosure and Suzuki's stance
On May 18, 2015, only 10 days before the Annual Congress of the Japan Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the Nineteenth Oversight Committee for Fukushima Health Management Survey convened, where Suzuki's unexpected absence surprised journalists and audience on site as well as on the Internet. Suzuki's potential absence from the Oversight Committee was not mentioned at the previous Oversight Committee session on February 12, 2015. Masafumi Abe, vice pre…