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Latest thyroid cancer Stories

2012-08-20 00:20:05

Tokyo, Aug 20, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has received orphan drug designation from Japan's Ministry of Labour, Health and Welfare for its multikinase inhibitor lenvatinib mesylate ("lenvatinib") for the treatment of thyroid cancer, the drug's prospective indication.Lenvatinib, discovered and being developed in-house, is an anti-angiogenic agent with a unique inhibitory profile against the receptor tyrosine kinase family of kinases. It is a potent...

2012-06-11 20:35:05

Study finds that the majority of patients with thyroid cancer, except for those in the most advanced stage, continue to have the same chance of survival as those who are disease-free Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 59th Annual Meeting reveals that patients with differentiated thyroid cancer live as long as people in perfect health, unless they are in the minority and have reached the most advanced stages of disease. Survival did not vary based on age, sex, or even...

2012-05-22 08:37:40

A review of medical records of patients treated at an academic tertiary care center suggests that obese patients present to their physicians with more advanced stage and more aggressive forms of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), according to a report published Online First by Archives of Surgery, a JAMA Network publication. Thyroid cancer is on the rise on the United States and most of the increase is due to PTC, although the authors write that it is debatable whether the increase is caused...

2012-05-03 18:43:21

The use of single positron emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) has been reported to change clinical management in a significant number of thyroid cancer patients according to research presented in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Information obtained from these scans not only helps determine the need for radioiodine therapy or alterative options, but also impacts the long-term follow-up strategy. “In this article I aimed to highlight the...

2012-04-05 02:24:15

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the emerging field of molecular cytology, today announced the appointment of Richard T. Kloos, M.D., as senior medical director. In this role, Dr. Kloos will educate the endocrinology community about the company's first product, the Afirma® Thyroid FNA Analysis, and will lead all thyroid product medical efforts. Dr. Kloos was previously professor in the divisions of...

2012-01-22 12:00:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, January 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at deCODE Genetics and academic collaborators from Iceland, the USA, The Netherlands and Spaintoday report the discovery of variants in the human genome that associate with levels of thyroid stimulating hormone and risk of thyroid cancer.The paper 'Discovery of common variants associated with low TSH levels and thyroid cancer risk' is published today in the online edition of Nature Genetics. Using data...

2012-01-05 12:17:50

New study reveals possible opportunities to repurpose drugs for thyroid cancer treatment Drugs already approved for clinical use across a variety of therapeutic categories can be screened to identify effective agents for thyroid cancer according to a recent study accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). These findings could rapidly be implemented into a clinical trial to test how effective the treatment would be. The...

2011-11-10 09:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amy Murray, a 35-year old mother of two, had a sore throat for weeks. When she begun to have trouble swallowing, she thought she might have strep throat, and went to see her doctor. He found a lump in her neck, and after several medical tests, Murray was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. According to TMD Limited, a medical research company, Murray's research and ultimate decision to seek treatment outside of the US is typical of more...

2011-11-02 15:30:00

Remind Everyone to "Check Your Neck" NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EHE International and the Light of Life Foundation (LOL) www.checkyourneck.com, which supports research and care for those with thyroid cancer, are pleased to announce the unveiling of a window display at Rockefeller Center reminding Americans to "Check Your Neck" for early signs of thyroid cancer. The window will prominently display images from LOL's 2011 public awareness campaign featuring...

2011-09-23 07:00:00

A recent study published in the journal âœThyroidâ links diabetes with an increased incidence of thyroid cancer in older patients as reported by DiabeticLive.com. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Analysis Solidifies Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Thyroid Cancer: It has been previously suggested by study results that being diagnosed with diabetes meant that you were at a higher risk for also having thyroid cancer. That hypothesis has been tested...