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Risk of Cancer Mortality Among LSAH Participants (LSAHNEWSV6_1)
Research Area:
Clinical medicine
Radiation biology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

A significant health concern associated with space travel is the potential exposure to radiation. NASA has addressed this concern with medical projects that monitor exposures and maintain lifelong exposure records. Early detection of precancerous conditions is a primary effort of the occupational physical examinations provided to astronauts and to the LSAH comparison population. A task of LSAH is to monitor the incidence of medical events and to provide data to NASA Medical Operations management to aid program decision-making.

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Data Information
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Cancer mortality rate

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: Jessica Keune
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)