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Coal ash exposure may increase risk of thyroid cancer
Little Blue Run Dam is an unlined coal fly ash impoundment that reaches into parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. For those living near this and similar facilities, the risk of thyroid and other cancers can be as high as 1 in 50, which is 2,000 times higher than the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) "acceptable cancer risk of 1 in 100,000." This statistic only takes into account the risk of cancer from arsenic exposure in drinking water, AlterNet reports.
Tenor loses his voice to thyroid cancer, recovers and performs
Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti recently came forward about his battle with thyroid cancer. The New York Post reports that the singer was diagnosed in 2005, after receiving rave reviews for his Met debut in "Lucia di Lammermoor."
Combination therapy may be more effective at treating thyroid cancer than chemo alone
According to research presented at this year's International Thyroid Congress, combination therapies may be superior to chemotherapy alone in the overall survival rates of thyroid cancer patients, Endocrine Today reports.
French Polynesians who were exposed to nuclear waste may be at risk for thyroid cancer
Researchers from the Institut Gustave Roussy in Paris recently announced that Polynesians who were exposed to fallout from France's atmospheric nuclear tests in the South Pacific face a low risk of developing thyroid cancer, the Associated Press reports. France carried out 41 atmospheric tests in French Polynesia between 1966 and 1975 before conducting all further blasts underground.
New drug could help those with aggressive thyroid cancer
A recent study published in The Lancet Oncology reveals that the drug pazopanib may help patients with metastatic, rapidly progressing thyroid cancers.
New molecular test may prevent unnecessary surgery in patients with benign thyroid nodules
At this year's International Thyroid Congress, Veracyte - a molecular diagnostics company - announced that its fine needle aspirates (FNA) test determined thyroid nodules as benign with a high degree of accuracy, which could help thousands of patients each year avoid surgery.
Presence of thyroglobulin after radioiodine treatment may indicate recurrence of thyroid cancer
Detecting thyroglobulin (Tg) after initial surgery and radioactive iodine (131I) therapy for thyroid cancer may be predictive of an early cancer recurrence, according to a study reported at the 14th International Thyroid Congress, Doctor's Guide reports.
New drug may increase survival rates of anaplastic thyroid cancer patients
At the International Thyroid Congress in Paris, researchers from the University of Pisa in Italy explained their research on a study of Zybrestat in the treatment of anaplastic thyroid cancer.
Researchers discover new model for predicting the effects of osteoporosis on the general public
An article recently published in the journal Osteoporosis International demonstrates a new model that describes the current and future issues related to postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Thyroid cancer patients are increasingly using alternative therapies
In a report presented during the recent International Thyroid Congress, researchers from Boston University (BU) Medical Center found that more than 80 percent of patients with thyroid cancer report using some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy. However, for 18 percent of those individuals, their CAM use was neither known nor prescribed by their physician, and their physician did not ask them about it, Endocrine Today reports.
New type of radiation therapy delivers faster treatment
Recent studies have shown that TomoTherapy - a system used to treat common and rare tumors throughout the body - may be more effective than other types of radiation.
Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey battles thyroid cancer and continues to dance
Actress Jennifer Grey may be best known for her role in the movie Dirty Dancing, and she has recently joined the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS). However, the actress recently battled thyroid cancer, which was found during her pre-DWTS health screening, USA Today reports.
Researchers discover new model for predicting the effects of osteoporosis on the general public
An article recently published in the journal Osteoporosis International demonstrates a new model that describes the current and future issues related to postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Molecular imaging could improve thyroid cancer detection and treatment
A series of studies published in the latest issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine show that molecular imaging plays a critical role in the evaluation and treatment of a spectrum of cancers, including thyroid cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, Hodgkin lymphoma and non-small cell lung cancer, Health Imaging reports.
Mayo Clinic creates four new anaplastic thyroid cancer cell lines for research
Several years ago, scientists from the Mayo Clinic discovered that the laboratory samples of anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) that they were using for research were from some other type of cancer. The researchers then set out to create a new set of laboratory ATC cells, derived from tumors donated by patients.

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