Area Dose Response of Prevalent Childhood Thyroid Cancers after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident

Area Dose Response of Prevalent Childhood Thyroid Cancers after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident

Review Data

 

Aim of study: Tassess the cause of high prevalence of childhood thyroid cancer among the residents of Fukushima 6 years after the Nuclear Power Plant accident in the area, thus underlining the long-term hazards of the accident on the residents’ health. 

 

The manuscript submitted is of interest to the journal Clinical Oncology and Research. 

 

However, this study has already been published as indicated here. 

 

That aside, this is an important study that throws light on the very probable role of the radiation from the nuclear accident in the development of thyroid cancer among the residents, contrary to some official surveys. Apart from the importance of this information being available with the residents, this study would help increase general awareness and take adequate measures in the event of similar accidents in the future.  

 

Some problems with the manuscript are listed below – 

  • The terms “area dose dependence”, “area dose response” and “cancer proportion” are confusing; so, using alternative language is recommended. 
  • There are articles missing in a number of places throughout; some instances are indicated in the 1st paragraph of the text (Background and Methods) with green arrows (^). 

In the Abstract section – 

  Under Background and Methods – 

  • In the 1st sentence, it should be “age” instead of “ages”, and before “accident”, the words “time of the” must be inserted. 
  • In the 2nd sentence, the abbreviation FHMS must be introduced within brackets after the full form, and the abbreviation UNSCEAR in brackets should be preceded by its full form. 

  Under Results – 

  • In the 1st sentence, the words “had tendency” must be replaced by “tended”. 

  Under Conclusion – 

  • The words “was found to give” must be replaced by “gave”. 

In the Introduction section – 

  Under the 2nd paragraph – 

  • In the 2nd sentence, after “Their conclusions were”, there must be “–. 

  Under the 3rd paragraph – 

  • Where was “the data of FHMS confined within the organization” found? Please provide the reference. 
  • In the last sentence, the word “with” after “contradict” must be omitted. 

In the Methods section – 

  Under Models dividing Fukushima…analysis – 

    Under OM-model – 

  • The words “Naming was changed” must be followed by “:”. 

    Under F-model – 

  • The words “reports of thyroid examination [1]” must be followed by “:”. 

In the Results section – 

  Under the Dose response of thyroid cancer in OM-model – 

    Under the 2nd paragraph – 

  • In the 3rd sentence, the words “showed tendency” must be replaced by “tended”; “CP-II” should likely be “CP-I”; the word “scatter” must be replaced by “diversion”. 

  Under Dose response of thyroid cancer in F-model – 

    Under the 1st paragraph – 

  • The sentence “Although only a weak relationship…FHMS external dose (Table 2)” is too long; so, breaking it up is recommended. 
  • In the last sentence, the words “showed scatter” must be replaced with “diverted”. 

In the Discussion section – 

  Under Linear dose…CP-I+II – 

  • In the 1st sentence, the words “had tendency to increase as effective dose increases” must be replaced with “tended to increase with increasing effective dose”. 

  Under Dose response influenced by area division – 

    Under the 2nd paragraph – 

  • In the 3rd sentence, “areas” after “lowest contaminated” must be “area”. 
  • In the 4th sentence, the words “lowest contaminate” must be removed (already in the previous sentence). 

  Under Dose response is influenced by uncertain dose estimation – 

  • In the last sentence, the word “in” must be replaced by “at” and the words “not adequate to be used for” by “inadequate for the purpose of”. 

In the Conclusion section – 

  • The words “We found the following” must be followed by “:”. 

 

It is recommended to make the required corrections.

Author Info

Corresponding Author
Toshiko Kato
Independent Researcher, Nara, Japan

Article Info

Article Type
Research Article
Publication history
Received: Mon 02, Dec 2019
Accepted: Fri 20, Dec 2019
Published: Thu 26, Dec 2019
Copyright
© 2021 Toshiko Kato. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.COR.2019.06.16