Thyroid Cancer

Preventing Unnecessary Thyroid Biopsies: A Comparison of 5 Sonographic Risk Stratification Systems

Preventing Unnecessary Thyroid Biopsies: A Comparison of 5 Sonographic Risk Stratification Systems

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The best overall performance was that of the ACR Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System, which classified more than half of the requested biopsies as unnecessary.

Obesity Not Associated With Worse Outcomes in Thyroid Cancer

Obesity Not Associated With Worse Outcomes in Thyroid Cancer

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Obesity was not associated with more aggressive clinicopathologic features of thyroid cancer.

Rates of Lobectomy vs Thyroidectomy for Low-Risk Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Rates of Lobectomy vs Thyroidectomy for Low-Risk Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Adherence to the 2015 recommendation from ATA — to use lobectomy rather than complete thyroidectomy for low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer — is increasing.

Childhood Radiation-Induced Thyroid Cancer Does Not Lower All-Cause Survival

Childhood Radiation-Induced Thyroid Cancer Does Not Lower All-Cause Survival

Childhood radiation-induced thyroid cancer does not affect all-cause mortality compared with healthy individuals.

BABA Robotic Thyroidectomy Determined to Be Safe and Effective

BABA Robotic Thyroidectomy Determined to Be Safe and Effective

The BABA robotic thyroidectomy technique appears to be safe, with excellent outcomes in benign and malignant thyroid disease.

Malignancy Rates Higher in Children With Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules

Malignancy Rates Higher in Children With Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules

Malignancy was more common in children with thyroid nodules classified as indeterminate by BSRTC criteria compared with adults.

Ethanol Sensitization May Improve RFA of Benign Thyroid Nodules

Ethanol Sensitization May Improve RFA of Benign Thyroid Nodules

Ethanol sensitization before radiofrequency ablation of benign thyroid nodules reduced time, ablation energy, and complications compared with conventional ablation.

US Centers Fail to Analyze Neck Lymph Nodes in Preoperative Ultrasounds for Thyroid Cancer

US Centers Fail to Analyze Neck Lymph Nodes in Preoperative Ultrasounds for Thyroid Cancer

Most imaging centers in the United States fail to analyze lateral neck lymph nodes during preoperative ultrasounds in patients with thyroid cancer.

Recombinant Human Thyrotropin vs Thyroid Hormone Withdrawal After Radioiodine Therapy in Thyroid Cancer

Recombinant Human Thyrotropin vs Thyroid Hormone Withdrawal After Radioiodine Therapy in Thyroid Cancer

Outcomes after radioiodine therapy are similar after preparation with either recombinant human thyrotropin or thyroid hormone withdrawal.

Male Thyroid Cancer Survivors Face Higher CVD Risk

Male Thyroid Cancer Survivors Face Higher CVD Risk

Male thyroid cancer survivors have a nearly 50 percent higher risk of developing CVD than female survivors within five years of cancer diagnosis.

Wording Used May Affect Thyroid Cancer Patients' Anxiety, Choices

Wording Used May Affect Thyroid Cancer Patients' Anxiety, Choices

Calling it 'cancer' rather than 'lesions' or 'abnormal cells' could increase anxiety, likelihood of surgery.

Overtreatment of Thyroid Cancers Seems Common

Overtreatment of Thyroid Cancers Seems Common

Choice between total thyroidectomy or lobectomy has little effect on risk for thyroid cancer mortality.

Thyroid Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Thyroid Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

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Investigators sought to assess the link between treatment for thyroid cancer and subsequent cardiac and vascular complications.

Hypofractionated Radiotherapy Best in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

Hypofractionated Radiotherapy Best in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

In an orthotopic anaplastic thyroid cancer model, hypofractionated radiotherapy is superior to conventionally fractionated radiotherapy.

Tafinlar + Mekinist Approved for BRAF-Positive Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

Tafinlar + Mekinist Approved for BRAF-Positive Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

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Study data showed 57% of evaluable patients (N=23) had a partial response and 4% achieved a complete response. Among the 14 responders, 64% did not have significant tumor growths for ≥6 months.

Higher Risk of Aging-Related Morbidities in Thyroid Cancer Survivors

Higher Risk of Aging-Related Morbidities in Thyroid Cancer Survivors

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Survivors of thyroid cancer have a higher risk of developing age-associated diseases compared with patients who never had cancer, particularly if they were younger than 40 years at the time of diagnosis.

Benefit From Second Radioiodine Treatment for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Benefit From Second Radioiodine Treatment for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

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No clear effect in most cases of a second radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer with biochemical or structural regional incomplete response to initial thyroidectomy and RAI therapy.

Watch and Wait: Examining Rates of Tumor Growth in Active Thyroid Surveillance

Watch and Wait: Examining Rates of Tumor Growth in Active Thyroid Surveillance

No regional or distant metastases developed during active surveillance in low-risk patients.

Structural Disease Risk Stratification in Pediatric Patients With Thyroid Cancer

Structural Disease Risk Stratification in Pediatric Patients With Thyroid Cancer

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Revised ATA guidelines have led to an increased interest in risk-adopted management strategies for differentiated thyroid cancer.

Does Thyroxine Tx in Hypothyroidism Cause Thyroid Cancer?

Does Thyroxine Tx in Hypothyroidism Cause Thyroid Cancer?

Irregular users of thyroxine were less likely to develop thyroid cancer compared to regular users.

Radioiodine Therapy and Hemorrhagic Stoke: Are Risk Levels Increased?

Radioiodine Therapy and Hemorrhagic Stoke: Are Risk Levels Increased?

Stroke risk with I-131 therapy for thyroid cancer was examined via 2 cohorts using 1:1 propensity score matching.

USPSTF: No Thyroid Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults

USPSTF: No Thyroid Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults

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Thyroid cancer screening in asymptomatic adults was given a D recommendation because of the negative effects of screening outweighing any benefits.

Early Puberty, Endocrine Disruptions Noted With Certain Chemical Exposures

Early Puberty, Endocrine Disruptions Noted With Certain Chemical Exposures

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Multiple studies at ENDO 2017 highlighted the dangers linked to both environmental toxin and common household chemical exposure.

Health Care Reform Increases Thyroidectomy Rates for Thyroid Cancer

Health Care Reform Increases Thyroidectomy Rates for Thyroid Cancer

Patients with government subsidized or self-pay insurance were less likely to undergo thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer.

Incidence Of, Mortality From Thyroid Cancer Increased in US

Incidence Of, Mortality From Thyroid Cancer Increased in US

Increases in papillary thyroid cancer were most common between 1974 and 2013.

Oral Levothyroxine Absorption Reduced By Cow's Milk Consumption

Oral Levothyroxine Absorption Reduced By Cow's Milk Consumption

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Elemental calcium — found in cow's milk — significantly limits a person's ability to absorb oral levothyroxine.

Heart Disease, Osteoporosis Risks Up in Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors

Heart Disease, Osteoporosis Risks Up in Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors

Younger survivors of thyroid cancer are at increased risk for certain types of health problems later in life.

Unresected Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Linked to Poor Overall Survival

Unresected Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Linked to Poor Overall Survival

For patients with unresected anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, overall survival is poor, but radiation therapy dose is associated with improved survival.

USPSTF Still Recommending Against Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening

USPSTF Still Recommending Against Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening

Widespread routine thyroid cancer screening can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, according to the statement.

Core-Needle Biopsy vs Fine-Needle Aspiration for Thyroid Nodules

Core-Needle Biopsy vs Fine-Needle Aspiration for Thyroid Nodules

Does core-needle biopsy perform better than repeat fine-needle aspiration for evaluating thyroid nodules?

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