ATA 2016

Two Genetic Mutations Linked to Tumor Behavior in Thyroid Cancer Patients

Two Genetic Mutations Linked to Tumor Behavior in Thyroid Cancer Patients

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CDC27 mutations may be associated with less aggressive behavior while SLC25A5 mutations may be associated with more aggressive behavior in papillary thyroid carcinomas.

New Agent May Offer Hope in Treating Thyroid Cancer

New Agent May Offer Hope in Treating Thyroid Cancer

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The first-in-class compound CUDC-907, which is being tested for multiple myeloma and refractory lymphoma, may be promising for anaplastic thyroid cancer and poorly differentiated thyroid cancer.

Recurrence Rates Low After rhTSH for Postoperative Ablation in Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer

Recurrence Rates Low After rhTSH for Postoperative Ablation in Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer

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Long-term recurrence rates appear to be low following the use of recombinant human thyrotropin for postoperative ablation in low-risk thyroid cancer.

Sequential Combination Strategy May Be Optimal in Advanced Thyroid Cancer

Sequential Combination Strategy May Be Optimal in Advanced Thyroid Cancer

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Initiating treatment with the mTor inhibitor everolimus followed by the somatostatin analogue pasireotide may be beneficial in advanced thyroid cancer.

Prospective Study Confirms ATA Sonographic Pattern Risk Assessment Guidelines

Prospective Study Confirms ATA Sonographic Pattern Risk Assessment Guidelines

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A new study has validated the American Thyroid Association sonographic pattern for selection of thyroid nodules undergoing ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration.

Active Surveillance May Be Appropriate in Select Thyroid Cancer Patients

Active Surveillance May Be Appropriate in Select Thyroid Cancer Patients

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Active surveillance in low-risk thyroid cancer may be better than immediate surgery in some patients.

Close Monitoring May Improve Outcomes With Lenvatinib in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Close Monitoring May Improve Outcomes With Lenvatinib in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

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Despite side effects, patients with differentiated thyroid cancer taking lenvatinib may experience better outcomes with close monitoring.

New Studies Needed for Pregnancy-Specific Cut-off Values for TPOAb Positivity

New Studies Needed for Pregnancy-Specific Cut-off Values for TPOAb Positivity

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Current cut-offs for pregnancy-specific thyroid autoantibody positivity vary from by assay.

Liquid Biopsy May Help Predict Survival in Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

Liquid Biopsy May Help Predict Survival in Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

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Liquid biopsy may prevent the need for unnecessary biopsies in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma.

Congenital Hypothyroidism May Be Missed in a Significant Number of Infants

Congenital Hypothyroidism May Be Missed in a Significant Number of Infants

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Half of the infants in the study had a delayed diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism.

Serum TSH Levels During Pregnancy Associated With Prematurity in Offspring

Serum TSH Levels During Pregnancy Associated With Prematurity in Offspring

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Women with higher-than-normal thyrotropin concentrations during pregnancy may be more likely to experience premature delivery.

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