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30-05-2018 | Oncology | News | Article

Genomic sequencing classifier can identify benign thyroid nodules

A novel genomic sequencing classifier can identify cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules that are benign with a high degree of sensitivity and accuracy, according to a blinded validation study.

14-05-2018 | Oncology | Main feed | News

Dabrafenib–trametinib combination receives anaplastic thyroid cancer approval

Click here for more information on this US FDA announcement

22-02-2018 | Oncology | News | Article

Cabozantinib, lenvatinib, sorafenib approved for UK thyroid cancer patients

Read more on these announcements here

David Hyman

14-06-2017 | Oncology | News | Article

Larotrectinib ‘potential standard of care’ for adult, pediatric TRK fusion tumors

Preliminary findings for larotrectinib suggest that the agent may offer an effective tumor type-agnostic treatment for adults and children presenting with tropomyosin receptor kinase fusions.

13-07-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Thyroid cancer rates after Chernobyl disaster calculated

A study of thyroid cancer prevalence after the Chernobyl disaster has shown that exposure to radioactive iodine increases the risk of thyroid cancer in children and adolescents.

13-07-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Elevated non-fatal vascular event risk in treated thyroid patients

UK scientists have found that individuals who have been treated for hyper- or hypothyroidism have no increased risk of mortality or serious vascular events, but they may have a greater risk for specific nonfatal vascular events.

13-07-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Thyroid function testing advised in elderly patients undergoing contrast imaging

Elderly patients should undergo thyroid function evaluation before and after contrast imaging because of the risk of iodine-induced hyperthyroidism through exposure to iodinated contrast media, clinicians say.

13-07-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Mechanisms of non-thyroidal illness syndrome elucidated

A study in rats has suggested that non-thyroidal illness syndrome, a generalized response to any serious illness, might be treatable by forced expression of steroid receptor co-activator.

13-07-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Multimodal therapy for spinal cord compression in thyroid carcinoma patients detailed

A case report by Iranian scientists has detailed a multimodality treatment option that is effective for patients with follicular thyroid carcinoma who present with spinal cord compression.

29-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Excess iodine increases thyroid disease risk

Dietary iodine supplementation that is more than adequate or excessive does not appear to be safe, especially for susceptible populations who either have iodine deficiency or potential autoimmune thyroid diseases, researchers reporting in the

New England Journal of Medicine


29-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Thyroid has unexpectedly high mutation rate

German scientists have found that there is a strikingly high spontaneous mutation rate in the thyroid gland.

29-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Unilateral exploration feasible after equivocal scan results in PHPT patients

US researchers have found that a high proportion of patients with sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism who have equivocal pre-operative imaging results can be cured with unilateral surgical exploration alone.

29-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Gene heterogeneity may affect thyroid hormone resistance outcomes

Japanese researchers have reported the case of a 28-year old woman with resistance to thyroid hormone and chronic thyroiditis.

29-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Intraoperative PTH level-surgery outcome link highly accurate

Intraoperative measures of parathyroid hormone level show high accuracy in the prediction of outcomes from parathyroid surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism, Swedish scientists have shown.

15-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Parathyroid neoplasm-hyperplasia distinction may be possible

Clinicians may be able to distinguish between parathyroid adenomas and parathyroid proliferative lesions by virtue of increased angiogenesis in the former, Greek scientists believe.

15-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Calorie restriction alters T3 levels, maybe ageing process

Study findings show that eating a low calorie, yet nutritionally balanced diet lowers concentrations of triiodothyronine.

15-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Minimally invasive thyroidectomy improves outcomes

Scientists have discovered that thyroidectomy can be performed using a new surgical method that involves an incision about half the length used for traditional surgery, combined with ultrasonic technology.

15-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Celecoxib fails against metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer development

Celecoxib does not halt the development of progressive metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer in most patients, US scientists have found.

15-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Preoperative ultrasonography recommended for PTC patients

Researchers advise that preoperative screening with ultrasonography should be a standard part of the initial operative treatment for papillary thyroid cancer.

01-06-2006 | Thyroid | Article

Thyroid autoimmunity-breast cancer link independent of surgical stress

Italian investigators have confirmed that there is a strong link between thyroid autoimmunity and breast cancer, and that this link is independent of the effects of mastectomy-induced stress.