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About TM-NUC

The aims of the TM-NUC project are to:

  • assess the latest scientific evidence on the epidemiology, natural history, and clinical management of thyroid cancer, to develop principles for thyroid ultrasound examinations after nuclear accidents. This includes reviewing the scientific literature and compiling knowledge and experience from relevant countries.

  • identify unmet research needs and propose epidemiological study designs to address these gaps in knowledge.

First Expert Group meeting
Dates: 23–25 October 2017
Location: IARC, Lyon, France
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To achieve these aims, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has established an international Expert Group on Thyroid Monitoring after Nuclear Accidents. The Expert Group consists of 14 experts from 9 different countries and from a variety of fields, including cancer screening, radiation epidemiology, radiation dosimetry, pathology, oncology, endocrinology, and surgery. Most of the experts have been actively involved in a number of research projects related to nuclear accidents, such as the accident with the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986. The Expert Group is supported by a Scientific Secretariat (Chair and Scientific Coordinator) from the IARC Section of Environment and Radiation, as well as three invited specialists.


The Expert Group gathered twice at IARC, in Lyon, France: 23–25 October 2017 and 21–23 February 2018. The final recommendations are expected to be generated by September 2018.