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Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 257943, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/257943
Clinical Study

Effects of the Chernobyl Disaster on Thyroid Cancer Incidence in Turkey after 22 Years

1Department of General Surgery, Large City Municipal Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Surgical Oncology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Turkey

Received 20 October 2011; Accepted 13 November 2011

Academic Editors: D. A. Linos and V. Vecsei

Copyright © 2011 Hasan Acar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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