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Thyroid cancer Research Updates

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Research in the field of thyroid disease is thriving with a third of all papers on this topic being published in the last 10 years, according to an analysis in the August issue of Thyroid.
While patients with pT1a and pT1b differentiated thyroid cancer underwent different treatment strategies during the last decade, survival outcomes were similar, according to a retrospective analysis in the August issue of Thyroid.
The targeted therapy with vemurafenib led to partial responses in at least one-third of patients with metastatic thyroid cancer harboring a BRAF mutation, according to an open-label phase 2 clinical study published online ahead of print in Lancet Oncology.
Although diabetes was not linked to thyroid cancer in our study, diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and some other cancers, and prevention of diabetes is still very important.
In March 2016, the American Thyroid Association Surgical Affairs Committee published a literature review that defines various categories of remote-access thyroid surgery.
Patients with follicular-variant papillary thyroid cancer overall have the least aggressive form of this disease, compared with patients with conventional PTC and tall-cell PTC variants.
A risk-stratified clinical decision-making framework may provide clinicians with a tool to identify which patients are most likely to benefit from an active surveillance management approach for papillary microcarcinoma.
Review of diagnostic slides from cases of follicular thyroid carcinoma diagnosed over the past 50 years resulted in reclassification of nearly three-fourths of cases, according to a study in the journal of Thyroid.
The ThyroSeq v2.1 multigene next generation sequencing test showed a high sensitivity and specificity in the detection of cancer in thyroid nodules with atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undermined significance (AUS/FLUS) cytology.
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