Thyroid Cancer

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?

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.

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.

Study Identifies Risk Estimates for Occult Nodal Disease After Thyroidectomy

Study Identifies Risk Estimates for Occult Nodal Disease After Thyroidectomy

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Researchers have identified estimates for risk of occult nodal disease of patients with papillary thyroid cancer who have undergone surgery.

Imaging After Thyroid Cancer Treatment May Not Improve Survival

Imaging After Thyroid Cancer Treatment May Not Improve Survival

More imaging tests after treatment does not always lead to an improvement in thyroid cancer patients' chances of survival.

Impact of Drug, Genomic Innovations on Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Impact of Drug, Genomic Innovations on Thyroid Cancer Treatment

There were no effective therapeutic options for advanced thyroid cancer until 5 years ago.

Thyroid Cancer Rates Leveling Off

Thyroid Cancer Rates Leveling Off

The recent increase may be caused by an 'epidemic of diagnosis,' not harmful tumors, researchers said.

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