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Latest thyroid cancer Stories

2011-09-15 09:42:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Detecting thyroid cancer, the fastest rising cancer among women in the United States, may come down to a simple test: Check your neck. And that is exactly what the Light of Life Foundation (LOL) encourages people to do during Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month (September) and beyond; and to visit checkyourneck.com. It could save their life. "Early detection is key to diagnosing and treating thyroid cancer," said Joan Shey, president of LOL and a...

2011-08-16 23:24:38

Despite uncertainty about the appropriate use of radioactive iodine after surgery for different stages of thyroid cancer, between 1990 and 2008 its use has increased among patients with all tumor sizes, and there was wide variation in use of this treatment among hospitals, according to a study in the August 17 issue of JAMA. "More than 40,000 individuals in the United States receive a thyroid cancer diagnosis each year, and the overwhelming majority of cases are well-differentiated thyroid...

2011-08-16 23:19:46

Study suggests the need for better understanding of who benefits from radioactive iodine to treat thyroid cancer Where thyroid cancer patients go for care plays a large role in whether they receive radioactive iodine treatment, a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds. While the size and severity of the tumor also played a role in treatment, researchers found unexplained hospital factors had a significant impact on radioactive iodine use. "What hospital...

2011-06-06 14:59:19

A mutant gene long thought to accelerate tumor growth in thyroid cancer patients actually inhibits the spread of malignant cells, showing promise for novel cancer therapies, a Mayo Clinic study has found. The findings will be presented by Mayo Clinic researcher Honey Reddi, Ph.D., at the Endocrine Society meeting in Boston. Dr. Reddi's discovery could have widespread implications in cancer research and endocrinology. It could help oncologists sharpen the diagnosis of specific types of thyroid...

2011-04-06 15:24:00

Vandetanib is first drug approved for medullary thyroid cancer SILVER SPRING, Md., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved vandetanib to treat adult patients with late-stage (metastatic) medullary thyroid cancer who are ineligible for surgery and who have disease that is growing or causing symptoms. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Thyroid cancer is a cancerous growth of the thyroid gland, which is...

2010-12-22 07:57:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Children are exposed to a lot if things that they probably shouldn't be; unfortunately, some instances are worse than others.  It was reported that children exposed to head and neck radiation  -- due to either cancer treatment or multiple diagnosis computed tomography (CT) scan "“ have an increased risk of thyroid cancer for the next 58 years . . . and possibly even longer than that. Authors state that the data may provide insight into exactly why the...

2010-12-16 14:47:19

When children are exposed to head and neck radiation, whether due to cancer treatment or multiple diagnostic CT scans, the result is an increased risk of thyroid cancer for the next 58 years or longer, according to University of Rochester Medical Center research. The study is believed to be the longest of any group of children exposed to medical irradiation and followed for thyroid cancer incidence. It was published in the December 2010 edition of the journal, Radiation Research. The data...

2010-11-16 12:56:00

350,000 Thyroid Cancer Patients Living in the U.S. with 35,000+ New Diagnoses Each Year; Early Detection Through Asking Your Doctor to Check Your Neck is Key NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EHE International and The Light of Life Foundation (LOL) for Thyroid Cancer (www.checkyourneck.com) are pleased to announce the unveiling of a window display at Rockefeller Center reminding Americans to "Check Your Neck" for thyroid cancer. The window will prominently feature images...

2010-09-22 09:51:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The results are in.  After a phase 2 trial, 49 percent of patients with advanced differentiated thyroid cancers responded to treatment using a drug designed to stop tumor blood vessel growth.  The name of drug that has shown the highest response of any treatment to date for advanced thyroid cancer: pazopanib.  The estimated time two-thirds of these patients are likely to have a response to the drug: 1 year or longer.  With the incidence of thyroid...

2009-11-06 12:43:13

People living in volcanic areas may be at a higher risk for thyroid cancer, according to a new study published online November 5 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The increasing incidence of thyroid cancer has been attributed to more sensitive screening, but recent evidence indicates that this may not be the only cause. Various environmental factors, such as those associated with volcanoes, have not been excluded as risk factors. To study this, Gabriella Pellegriti, M.D.,...