Thyroid Cancer News and Research

Study links radiation in childhood to higher likelihood of thyroid cancer
01/25/2011 - Research conducted by endocrinologists at the University of Rochester Medical Center has revealed that being exposed to radiation in childhood may increase a person's risk of developing thyroid cancer later in life.
Sports anchor has recovered from thyroid cancer
01/24/2011 - Clare Balding, sports anchor for BBC News and former horse jockey, recently reported having fully recovered from thyroid cancer after more than a year and a half of treatment, according to the UK Press Association.
Mary Murphy happy, in recovery after thyroid cancer
01/20/2011 - Choreographer and celebrity dance judge Mary Murphy is currently recovering from thyroid cancer, according to the Toronto Star.
Incidence of thyroid cancer increases while mortality rate dips, experts say
01/19/2011 - Thyroid cancer research indicates that the disease is being increasingly diagnosed in the U.S., although most healthcare professionals agree that its mortality rate has slightly decreased recently, according to Endocrine Today.
Studies from 2010 reveal many advances in thyroid cancer research
01/07/2011 - As an overview of medical research on thyroid cancer for 2010, EmpowHer published the top findings in the field. Among several advances in research, one important finding was that thyrotropin suppression therapy may not be necessary.
Risk factors may influence thyroid cancer's chance of spreading
01/03/2011 - As rates of thyroid cancer continue to rise in the U.S. and other countries, many adults aim to find what their chances are for developing the condition. EmpowHer reports that thyroid nodules are detected in up to 16 percent of imaging studies performed for other purposes.
Radiation exposure increases kids' risk for developing thyroid cancer later in life
12/27/2010 - University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have revealed that children who are exposed to head and neck radiation during a CT scan or cancer treatment may have an increased risk of thyroid cancer in adulthood.
Radioactive iodine can be helpful and harmful to thyroids
12/22/2010 - Radioactive iodine, which is also known as I-131, is used in the treatment of thyroid cancer, reports EmpowHer. However, the compound is also a cause of the condition, as it was found in survivors of nuclear bombing, such as the events that occurred at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Study suggests childhood exposure to radiation may increase thyroid cancer risk
12/17/2010 - Recent research from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) reveals that children who are exposed to head and neck radiation have a greater risk of thyroid cancer for more than 58 years, compared to those who had no exposure. Researchers wrote that children could receive this type of radiation from cancer treatments or multiple CT scans.
Research shows a large head may signify cancer risk
12/14/2010 - According to recent research from the Cleveland Clinic's Genomic Medicine Institute, a large head circumference may suggest an increased risk of breast, thyroid and uterine cancer. News Max Health reports that researchers studied 127 patients who carry the genetic mutation that causes Cowden syndrome, which is associated with heightened cancer risk and large head size.
Teen with thyroid cancer searches for cause
12/14/2010 - A teenager from North Carolina who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer may have made a discovery about the condition, WECT news channel 6 reports.
Thyroid-altering chemical found in community drinking water
12/14/2010 - According to the Press-Enterprise, a fireworks company which was operating until the mid-1980s was recently named as a potential source for thyroid-damaging perchlorate in a community's drinking water supply.
Age may be a major factor in determining thyroid cancer treatment
12/08/2010 - A recent report from the University of Wisconsin suggests that how thyroid cancer affects patients may vary with age, and treatment should be based on this knowledge, according to EmpowHer.
Nitrates found in hot dogs and green leafy vegetables could increase thyroid cancer risk
12/07/2010 - According to a recent report from a group of researchers at the National Cancer Institute, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, nitrates may be increasing thyroid cancer rates in women, EmpowHer reports.
German citizens living near nuclear waste dump experience high thyroid cancer rates
12/02/2010 - Newly published figures from the Lower Saxony, Germany state cancer registry show that in the area around Asse - the site of a nuclear waste dump - some cancer rates and thyroid problems are higher than normal.
Canadian football star will undergo thyroid surgery
11/29/2010 - This week, Anthony Calvillo - a Canadian Football League quarterback who is currently playing for the Montreal Alouettes - announced that he will undergo an operation to remove half of his thyroid, CBC Sports reports.
Molecular cell testing may eliminate the need for unnecessary thyroid surgeries
11/29/2010 - Doctors at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU) recently found a nodule in the thyroid of a 64-year-old Colorado man. They extracted cells from the nodule, hoping to determine whether the man had cancer, but the biopsy results were inconclusive.
Report suggests total thyroidectomies are underused in child cancer patients
11/17/2010 - A new report published in the latest issue of Annals of Surgical Oncology indicates that although the proportion of young patients undergoing total thyroidectomy (TT) increased by 34 percent between 1985 and 2007, a variety of hospital and patient factors - including disparities in access to surgeons and state-of-the-art care - affect whether a child actually receives this procedure or another less extensive operation, NewsWise reports.
Thyroid cancer foundation unveils window display at Rockefeller Center
11/16/2010 - EHE International and The Light of Life Foundation (LOL) for Thyroid Cancer recently announced the unveiling of a window display at Rockefeller Center reminding Americans to "Check Your Neck" for thyroid cancer. The window will prominently feature images from the LOL's public awareness campaign that reminds passersby to ask their doctors to check their neck at their next physical.
New study shows potential determinate for thyroid cancer severity
11/16/2010 - Researchers at the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital recently used technology to discover proteins that are secreted by thyroid cancer cells, in order to identify potential biomarkers for the future management of thyroid tumors.
Thyroid cancer has become a global issue
11/10/2010 - The 2010 Canadian Cancer Statistics Report shows that thyroid cancer has gone up 9.5 percent per year in the country's females and 6.8 percent per year in males since 1998. Similar increases have also been seen in some regions of the U.S., according to the Winnipeg Free Press.
Medical societies dismiss claims of unsafe radioactive thyroid treatment
11/08/2010 - Recent research has suggested that radioactive iodine therapy may result in unsafe levels of radioactivity. Despite controversial claims, various medical societies released a statement about their continued support of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) current standards for treatment use, Endocrine Today reports.
Study shows spice may help thyroid cancer patients
10/25/2010 - Researchers with the University of California, Los Angelos's Jonsson Cancer Center have found that curcumin, the major component in the spice turmeric, enhances chemotherapy's suppression of head and neck cancer cell growth, such as thyroid tumors, when combined with the drug cisplatin.
Investigation finds thyroid cancer patients may be radioactive after treatment
10/19/2010 - A recent congressional investigation has found that cancer patients who were sent home after treatment with radioactive iodine have contaminated hotel rooms and set off alarms on public transportation, the Associated Press reports.
New thyroid cancer removal technique leaves minimal scarring
10/18/2010 - Thyroid cancer surgery often leaves behind a long and pronounced scar on the front of the patient's neck. However, doctors at the Medical College of Georgia have found a new technique that leaves minimal scarring.
 
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