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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

Colorectal Cancer in LSAH Participants and a Comparison Population (LSAHNEWSV16_2_1)
Research Area:
Gastrointestinal physiology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
The incidence of colorectal cancer and colonic polyps is monitored in the Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health (LSAH) participants. It is believed that astronauts could be at increased risk for colorectal cancer because if their unique exposures, particularly radiation exposure.


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Publications
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Colorectal cancer. In: Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health Newsletter. February 2009;16(2):1-4.

Keywords
Colon
Rectum
Cancer

Data Information
Data Availability
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Parameters
Colonic polyp incidence
Colorectal cancer

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
LSAH 01/01/1989 05/31/2010 21 years

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)