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Thyroid cancer Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

EndocrineWeb spoke with Dr. Richard Kloos about the incidence of thyroid nodules and the role of gene expression classifiers. The interview was timely considering that during The Endocrine Society’s annual meeting the American Thyroid Association’s (ATA) preliminary guidelines regarding the management of thyroid nodules were announced.
Research suggests that women diagnosed with differentiated thyroid cancer during pregnancy or soon after are at significantly increased risk for tumor persistence or recurrence compared to women diagnosed when they are not pregnant.
Despite the increasing rates, the death rate from thyroid cancer has remained stable at 0.5 deaths per 100,000 people. The authors suggested that the increasing rates of thyroid cancer may be due to an increase in the detection of subclinical papillary thyroid cancers, which are unlikely to affect patients’ overall health.
Research presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association notes an effective way to monitor differentiated thyroid cancer for recurrence.
Ectopic thyroid cancer is rare, but a study looked at the PubMed database for ectopic thyroid cancer articles from 1960 to 2011.
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