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Health Physics Society Journal

November 2009, Volume 97, Number 5

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On the cover: Examples of molecular biology methods for studying ionizing radiation damage to cells. The left panel illustrates chromosome painting technology for identifying each human chromosome and determining the number, location, and types of aberrations produced by ionizing radiation. The right panel illustrates the production of micronuclei that provide a measure of cytogenetic damage, which increases as a function of radiation dose.   LWW image

CONTENTS

44th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON RADIATION PROTECTION AND MEASUREMENTS: LOW DOSE AND LOW DOSE-RATE RADIATION EFFECTS AND MODELS

LAURISTON S. TAYLOR LECTURE

The Lauriston S. Taylor Lectures in Radiation Protection and Measurements — Thomas S. Tenforde

Introduction of the 32nd Lauriston Taylor Lecturer in Radiation Protection and Measurements, Dade W. Moeller — Michael T. Ryan

Lauriston S. Taylor Lecture: Yucca Mountain Radiation Standards, Dose/Risk Assessments, Thinking Outside the Box, Evaluations, and Recommendations — Dade W. Moeller

WELCOMING REMARKS

Welcome to the Forty-Fourth Annual NCRP Meeting — Thomas S. Tenforde

WARREN K. SINCLAIR KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Fifth Warren K. Sinclair Keynote Address: Issues in Quantifying the Effects of Low-Level Radiation — Dudley T. Goodhead

Low-Dose Extrapolation of Radiation Health Risks: Some Implications of Uncertainty for Radiation Protection at Low Doses — Charles E. Land

MOLECULAR, CELLULAR, TISSUE AND ANIMAL RADIATION RESPONSES OF RELEVANCE TO RADIATION PROTECTION

Risks from Low Dose/Dose Rate Radiation: What an Understanding of DNA Damage Response Mechanisms Can Tell Us — Penny A. Jeggo

Non-Targeted Effects of Ionizing Radiation: Implications for Risk Assessment and the Radiation Dose Response Profile — William F. Morgan and Marianne B. Sowa

Factors that Modify Radiation-Induced Carcinogenesis — Ann R. Kennedy

Radiation Carcinogenesis in Context: How Do Irradiated Tissues Become Tumors? — Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff and David H. Nguyen

The Role of Dose-Rate on Risk from Internally-Deposited Radionuclides and the Potential Need to Separate Dose-Rate Effectiveness Factor (DREF) from the Dose and Dose-Rate Effectiveness Factor (DDREF) — Antone L. Brooks, P. Elis Eberlein, Lezlie A. Couch, and Bruce B. Boecker

Variations in Radiosensitivity among Individuals: A Potential Impact on Risk Assessment? — Takamitsu A. Kato, Paul F. Wilson, Hatsumi Nagasaw, Yuanlin Peng, Michael M. Weil, John B. Little, and Joel S. Bedford

HUMAN EPIDEMIOLOGY STUDIES

Low-Dose Radiation Epidemiology Studies: Status and Issues — Roy E. Shore

The Impact of Dosimetry Uncertainties on Dose-Response Analyses — Ethel S. Gilbert

Does Scientific Evidence Support a Change from the LNT Model for Low-Dose Radiation Risk Extrapolation? — Dietrich Averbeck

Extrapolating Radiation-Induced Cancer Risks from Low Doses to Very Low Doses — David J. Brenner

LOW DOSE RADIATION EFFECTS, REGULATORY POLICY AND IMPACTS ON THE PUBLIC

Incorporating Information from the U.S. Department of Energy Low-Dose Program into Regulatory Decision-Making: Three Policy Integration Challenges — Paul A. Locke

Perspectives of U.S. Government Agencies on the Potential Role of Greater Scientific Understanding of Low-Dose Radiation Effects in Establishing Regulatory Health Protection Guidance — Thomas S. Tenforde and Antone L. Brooks

Beliefs about Radiation: Scientists, the Public and Public Policy — Hank C. Jenkins-Smith, Carol L. Silva, and Christopher Murray

Federal Programs to Reimburse the Public for Environmental and Occupational Exposures — Paul L. Ziemer

How Do We Combine Science and Regulations for Decision Making Following a Terrorist Incident Involving Radioactive Materials? — John W. Poston, Sr., and John R. Ford

OTHER CONTENT

News and Notices

Health Physics Society Prospectus

Health Physics Society Affiliate Members

Author Guidelines

Advertisers Guide

Advertisers Index

Up and Coming

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Health Physics (ISSN 0017-9078) is the Official Journal of the Health Physics Society and is published monthly by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 351 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2436. For news and abstracts, and to search past issues of the Health Physics Journal, please visit the Health Physics Journal website.