Thyroid Cancer News and Research

Japanese scientists analyze use of surgeries for papillary thyroid cancer
03/09/2011 - A group of scientists from Kuma Hospital, Japan, recently published a report analyzing the frequency and necessity of two common treatments for papillary thyroid cancer - the thyroidectomy and lymph node dissection.
Radioactive iodine does not boost recurrence of thyroid cancer in Chernobyl survivors
03/08/2011 - A group of Russian and Japanese scientists has determined that people exposed to radiation during the Chernobyl disaster are unlikely to develop recurring papillary thyroid cancer as a result of subsequent treatment with radioactive iodine.
Researchers explore atypical treatments for medullary thyroid cancer
03/04/2011 - Given that the survival rate for medullary thyroid cancer is not as optimal as those of more common forms of the disease, researchers in Germany have been exploring alternative treatments for instances in which medullary carcinomas do not respond well to radioactive iodine treatment.
Pre-operative ultrasound scans help predict outcomes of thyroid cancer patients
03/03/2011 - Among other medical tests administered to patients with thyroid diseases, ultrasound scans of the neck may accurately predict a person's post-operative health outcome, according to new scientific investigation.
Angels pitching coach is back after thyroid cancer surgery
03/01/2011 - Mike Butcher, the current pitching coach for the Los Angeles Angels, has recently recovered from papillary thyroid cancer, following surgery to remove a nodule on his thyroid gland, ESPN reports.
In thyroid cancer cells, scientists look for repeats in DNA as evidence of radiation exposure
02/24/2011 - It has been known for some time that exposure of the head and neck to radiation therapy increases the subsequent risk of thyroid cancer. Now, a pair of researchers from Germany and the UK are looking into the likelihood that papillary thyroid cancer - which features DNA changes that were once thought to be due to aging - can be caused by radiation exposure.
Study explores link between thyroid cancer and genetic tumor disorder
02/23/2011 - For a number of years, scientists have been investigating the association between thyroid cancer and PTEN Hartoma Tumor Syndrome (PHTS), a genetic disorder that increases an individual's likelihood of having cancer.
Certain communities are at higher risk for thyroid cancer
02/22/2011 - While thyroid cancer has the potential to affect nearly anyone, researchers have noticed that many forms of thyroid cancer appear in certain populations more than they do others.
Researchers assess risk of nerve damage in thyroid cancer surgeries
02/21/2011 - While it has become more uncommon in recent decades, nerve damage incurred during surgery for thyroid cancer is still a possibility for people undergoing an operation to remove some or all of the gland. Recently, researchers tried to quantify the incidence of and risk factors for recurrent laryngeal nerve damage.
Nuclear imaging expert debates ablation therapy for thyroid cancer
02/18/2011 - A medical expert at the Weill Cornell Medical College recently published an article weighing the pros and cons of using radioactive iodine ablation after partial or total thyroidectomies.
Paper points to association between medical scans and thyroid cancer rate
02/16/2011 - In a recent study, researchers at the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics explored the connection between radiological scans and the increased rate of thyroid cancer.
Study: Aggressive treatment is not always warranted for thyroid cancer in kids
02/15/2011 - A pair of endocrinologists from universities in Texas and Virginia recently published a review of pediatric thyroid cancer treatment in which they recommended a conservative approach.
Survey weighs notion of 'stunning' caused by treatment for thyroid cancer
02/14/2011 - In a new review of medical literature, a pair of nuclear medicine specialists from Stanford University has reviewed the long-held endocrinological notion of "thyroid stunning" caused by radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid cancer.
Survey of medical literature attempts to zero in on medullary thyroid cancer rate
02/11/2011 - Researchers at the Ohio State University Medical Center recently published a review of 40 years' worth of autopsies in an effort to more accurately determine the rate of medullary thyroid cancer in the U.S.
Canadian football player reports a rapid recovery from thyroid cancer
02/10/2011 - Two months after he had surgery to remove his thyroid gland, Canadian football player Anthony Calvillo has reported a steady recovery from thyroid cancer, according to the Montreal Gazette.
Study: Treating thyroid cancer during pregnancy can entail serious risks
02/09/2011 - Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common form of thyroid cancer, both in the general U.S. population and among pregnant women. A review of the medical options available during gestation indicates that treating thyroid cancer during pregnancy can cause several serious complications.
Non-stick chemicals may contribute to thyroid cancer, hypothyroidism, experts warn
02/08/2011 - New research has determined that chemical used to make pans and cooking appliances non-stick may increase the risk of hypothyroidism and certain thyroid cancers, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Obesity increases risk of thyroid cancer for men and women alike, metastudy finds
02/04/2011 - A comprehensive survey of five previous research initiatives found that obesity increases the risk of thyroid cancer for both men and women.
Scans show effectiveness of medullary thyroid cancer treatment, experts say
02/03/2011 - Researchers have reported using positron emission tomography (PET) scans to determine the effectiveness of a new prescription treatment for medullary thyroid cancer.
EPA decides to regulate drinking-water chemical linked to thyroid cancer
02/02/2011 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it has set a national standard for the allowable level of perchlorate, a chemical linked to thyroid cancer, in tap water.
Research team says diagnostic test for medullary thyroid cancer has mixed results
02/01/2011 - A pair of Italian clinicians recently determined that serum calcitonin measurement may not always be a reliable indicator of the presence of medullary thyroid cancer.
Man beats severe tracheal, thyroid cancer, has voice surgically restored
01/31/2011 - Surgeons at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital have reported performing a radical new operation on a tracheal and thyroid cancer sufferer.
Advanced thyroid cancer surgery leaves no visible scar
01/28/2011 - When thyroid cancer treatment requires surgery, many patients dread having a large horizontal scar on their windpipe. However, a recently developed surgical technique may assuage some of those fears.
Experts recommend 'individualized approach' to treating thyroid cancer in kids
01/27/2011 - A pair of pediatric endocrinologists have recently recommended a more conservative, or "individualized," use of certain therapies to treat thyroid cancer in children and teens.
Hospital's chief of surgery documents her recovery from thyroid cancer
01/26/2011 - Fox News medical contributor Cynara Coomer has reported being on the road to recovery after undergoing a surgical treatment for thyroid cancer.
 
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