The aims of the TM-NUC project are to:
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 16 experts from 11 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 advisors with expertise in the radiation effects of nuclear accidents.
The Expert Group will gather twice at IARC, in Lyon, France. The planned dates of the meetings are 23–25 October 2017 and 21–23 February 2018. The final recommendations are expected to be generated by the end of April 2018.