Papillary Thyroid Cancer News and Research

Ectopic thyroid cancer is rare, but not beyond the realm of possibility
10/05/2011 - In infrequent cases, clumps of thyroid cells can develop from birth in bodily sites other than the gland itself. Called ectopic thyroid, this tissue is subject to cancer just like any other organ, leading in rare instances to ectopic thyroid cancer (ETC).
Too little blood-borne adiponectin may boost risk of thyroid cancer
10/03/2011 - Research conducted by a team of Greek and American endocrinologists has revealed that too little of the metabolic protein adiponectin in the blood may increase the likelihood of thyroid cancer, while higher levels may entail a lower-than-average risk of the disease.
How prevalent is thyroid cancer in the U.S.?
09/15/2011 - Though it may seem like an easy disease to track, thyroid cancer can be relatively subtle, requiring oncologists and epidemiologists to analyze reams of data in the effort to pin down its prevalence.
Article reviews rare cardiac metastases of thyroid cancer
08/17/2011 - Even among the most virulent types of metastatic thyroid cancer, the carcinoma is very unlikely to migrate to the heart, which is why a team of Australian researchers recently compiled a list of all cardiac metastases of thyroid tumors (CMTTs) recorded in the last 130 years.
Case study examines spread of papillary thyroid cancer to bones
08/12/2011 - Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is generally considered the most benign of all thyroid carcinomas, with a low risk of metastasis, which is one reason why a researcher from Georgetown University published a case study of a patient whose PTC was found to have spread to many skeletal sites in her body.
Age, tumor size affect metastasis, prognosis for patients with follicular thyroid cancer
07/18/2011 - Though it is not the most virulent form of thyroid carcinoma, follicular thyroid cancer (FTC) is more likely than the papillary variety to spread to distant sites in the body, which is one reason why Japanese researchers recently analyzed the factors affecting the metastasis of FTC.
Reoperation for persistent papillary thyroid cancer is relatively effective
07/07/2011 - Though it is a fairly non-aggressive form of the disease, papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) occasionally reappears in the lymph nodes of the neck following a thyroidectomy, which is why a team of Korean researchers recently assessed the viability of reoperating for persistent PTC.
Study analyzes metastases of medullary thyroid cancer
06/20/2011 - Public health authorities are aware of the most common sites of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) metastases, but a new study from France's Institut Gustave Roussy and the University Hospital in Tours has tabulated the prevalence of the more unusual sites to which the disease can spread.
Sprinter stays positive after treatment for papillary thyroid cancer
06/09/2011 - Though he was redshirted with a foot injury in 2010 and diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in December of that year, collegiate sprinter Jeff Gudaitis has been recovering well and staying positive.
Protein tests predict recurrence of papillary or follicular thyroid cancer
06/03/2011 - Some experts are unsure of the ability of protein-based tests to predict the return of thyroid carcinomas, which is why a team of scientists recently monitored the recurrence of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) or follicular thyroid cancer (FTC) among patients given serum thyroglobulin (Tg) assays.
Study of thyroid cancer in Italy points to better surveillance, not higher incidence
06/01/2011 - A survey of 15 years' worth of data mined from Italy's cancer registries has found that though diagnoses of the disease have increased over time, this surge appears to be due mainly to improvements in medical surveillance and tumor detection.
Thyroid cancer co-occurs with Hashimoto's thyroiditis more often than with Graves' disease
05/24/2011 - Individuals with autoimmune thyroid diseases tend to have a higher risk of developing cancer of the gland, which is one reason why researchers at Japan's Ito Hospital recently tabulated the incidence of thyroid tumors among patients with Graves' disease (GD) or Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT).
Scientists explore how thyroid cancer metastasizes, often staying dormant for years
05/23/2011 - Distant metastases of thyroid cancer can dramatically reduce a patient's likelihood of survival, which is one reason why a scientist at the Ohio State University College of Medicine recently reviewed the current clinical understanding of how thyroid carcinoma cells migrate.
Studies summarize promising innovations in molecular diagnosis of thyroid cancer
05/18/2011 - Two recently released studies, one written by a pair of Greek endocrinologists and the other by an American pathologist, summarize the latest advancements made into the molecular analysis and diagnosis of thyroid cancer.
Genetic changes in thyroid cancer block vitamin D3 absorption in tumor cells
05/12/2011 - A recent letter to the editor of the journal Thyroid commented on the apparent connection between papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) and the overexpression of the CYP24A1 gene, which codes for enzymes that deactivate vitamin D3.
Study examines occult medullary thyroid cancer
05/11/2011 - Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a relatively rare form of thyroid disease, one that is often difficult to detect, which is one reason why scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recently attempted to quantify the rate at which MTC goes undiscovered until a thyroidectomy.
Case report describes misdiagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer
04/27/2011 - The importance of correctly pinpointing papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) was recently highlighted in a case report describing the misdiagnosis of the disease as carcinoma of the lungs.
Medicines may one day target papillary thyroid cancer based on its genetic source
04/25/2011 - Given that thyroid cancer is a disease that originates in mutations of DNA, an Italian researcher recently reviewed the state of genomic medicine, a healthcare field that has the potential to treat malignancies at the genetic level.
Study establishes epidemiology of thyroid cancer by type, demographic group
04/19/2011 - Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and several U.S. universities recently analyzed state-based thyroid cancer data in order to determine the incidence of each variety of the disease among American demographic groups.
Minimally invasive surgery for thyroid disease may be fit for children
04/14/2011 - Research conducted at Georgia Health Sciences University indicates that minimally invasive surgery for thyroid disease, a procedure once only used among adults, appears to have few complications for children and teens.
What is diffuse sclerosing papillary thyroid cancer? Rare and dangerous, experts say
04/12/2011 - Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the thyroid gland's most common and treatable carcinoma, but new research has outlined a rare but much more serious variant of this disease.
'Decision aid' may inform people with early-stage thyroid cancer of their options
04/05/2011 - Researchers at the University of Toronto recently made a computer-based educational program to better inform people with papillary thyroid cancer of their treatment options.
Small tumors in adults over age 45 become most common form of papillary thyroid cancer
03/28/2011 - Data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have shown that the most common form of papillary thyroid cancer is now microcarcinomas occurring in adults over the age of 45.
Delphian node involvement may mean worse outlook for thyroid cancer
03/21/2011 - A new study has determined that when thyroid cancer metastasizes in the Delphian lymph node, there is a higher likelihood that many parts of the neck will be involved as well.
Physicians note unusual reaction to radioactive iodine after thyroidectomy
03/17/2011 - Healthcare experts say that radioactive iodine can be safely administered after a thyroidectomy because only leftover thyroid cells will absorb the isotope. However, a group of physicians recently witnessed an exception to this principle.
 
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