HTDS Guide – Timeline

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DOE forms Technical Steering Panel of scientists, representatives of Native American Tribes and community representatives to oversee HEDR.

Congress directs CDC to conduct a study of thyroid disease in the area around Hanford.


CDC awards contract to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for HTDS. Work begins on HTDS protocol and pilot study.


HTDS scientists begin public communications with public meetings, mailings, newsletters and toll-free number.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services appoints HTDS Advisory Committee (scientists, public health officials, public and Native American representatives) to advise CDC on design and implementation of HTDS.

HTDS scientists hold public meetings in Northwest to solicit comments from the public and scientists on pilot study design and protocol.