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2009-11-24 17:56:35

Tulane University School of Medicine surgeon Dr. Emad Kandil is one of the first in the country to perform a new form of endoscopic surgery that uses a small incision under the arm to remove all or a portion of the thyroid or parathyroid glands without leaving a scar on the neck. The technique, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this summer, uses the latest Da Vinci® three-dimensional, high-definition robotic equipment to make a two-inch incision...

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.,...

2009-11-06 12:39:11

The American Thyroid Association has released new, revised Management Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. The new guidelines are published in Thyroid, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). Thyroid is the official journal of the American Thyroid Association (ATA). The ATA's revised Management Guidelines and accompanying editorials are available free online at www.liebertpub.com/thy The ATA...

2009-11-03 10:39:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /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 from the LOL's public awareness campaign featuring survivors of the disease. "Awareness is the key to early diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer," said Joan...

2009-10-23 01:30:00

WAYNE, N.J. and EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced the companies have begun enrolling patients in an international Phase 3 trial to evaluate Nexavar® (sorafenib) tablets for the treatment of patients with radioactive iodine-refractory, locally advanced or metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer. This Phase 3 trial was started based on the results...

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2009-10-20 08:06:39

Thyroid surgery is safe for older patients, say physicians who found only slight differences in rates of complications and hospital readmissions in a multi-year study. "We were pleasantly surprised," says Dr. Melanie W. Seybt, endocrine-head and neck surgeon at the Medical College of Georgia and first author in the "¦ issue of Archives of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. "We suspected older patients might be admitted to the hospital more often, have more complications and...

2009-10-19 17:12:58

In a study of patients undergoing thyroid surgery performed by a single surgeon, older adults did not appear to have more complications than younger patients, according to a report in October issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The segment of the U.S. population older than 65 has increased by 90 percent during the past 30 years, according to background information in the article. "As the population ages, surgery is being...

2009-10-09 13:16:05

Leptin, a molecule linked with obesity, may play a crucial role in predicting poor prognosis from thyroid cancer, at least in the Middle Eastern region of the world, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research Meeting. "Leptin receptor expression may be a useful molecular marker in predicting the level of aggression of Middle Eastern thyroid cancer that can help guide treatment options and follow-up care," said lead researcher...

2009-08-20 13:23:09

Yonsei University College of Medicine surgeons in Korea say they have treated 200 thyroid cancer patients with a new robot-assisted endoscopic technique. The medical scientists said the minimally invasive operation, which has several technical and cosmetic benefits the traditional open operation does not offer, has been delayed in head and neck surgery due to deep anatomical space and delicate nerves and blood vessels in those areas. This innovative robot-assisted technique for thyroid...

2009-08-19 15:55:00

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study cites safer and easier operation with less scarring Using a novel robot-assisted endoscopic technique, a team of surgeons at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea, has successfully treated 200 consecutive patients with thyroid cancer. The minimally invasive operation, which has several technical and cosmetic benefits that the traditional open operation does not offer, is described in the August issue of the Journal of the...