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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...

2009-08-05 07:05:00

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A new effort to examine the link between nuclear reactors and thyroid disease near NYC was made at Croton on Hudson, during this year's Clearwater Festival. The festival is held just downstream from Indian Point, the oldest operating nuclear reactor in the U.S. In keeping with Clearwater's commitment to a clean environment, it stepped up by permitting testing for elevated Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), the first clinical indicator of...

2009-07-13 07:35:07

Studies have reported an increasing incidence of thyroid cancer since 1980. One possible explanation for this trend is increased detection through more widespread and aggressive use of screening tests. Researchers at the American Cancer Society analyzed thyroid cancer incidence between 1988 and 2005 using the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) dataset. They found incidence rates increased for all sizes of tumors, suggesting that screening is...

2009-05-28 10:02:34

New guidelines designed to standardize and optimize the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of patients with Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC), an uncommon and challenging form of thyroid cancer, have been developed by the American Thyroid Association and published online ahead of print in Thyroid, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). The guidelines are available free online at www.liebertpub.com/thy"Following careful peer review, Thyroid has...

2009-05-18 12:21:00

ORLANDO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A medication that helps stop the growth of new blood vessels has produced dramatic benefits for some patients with aggressive thyroid cancer, research from Mayo Clinic indicates. At the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Mayo investigators report that cancer in about two-thirds of 37 patients with aggressive differentiated thyroid cancer treated with the drug pazopanib either stopped growing, or quickly shrank. The...

2009-04-15 09:28:00

NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An annual conference on thyroid cancer is being held today at the United Nations on Wednesday, April 15, to focus on the state-of-the-art treatment of thyroid cancer among millions of people around the world who were exposed to radiation after the Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine on April 26, 1986. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI) is working in partnership with Project Chernobyl, a community-led effort to diagnose and treat...

2009-03-18 11:43:18

The number of Canadians living with cancer is rising with the percentage higher in women than in men before age 60, government official said. However, the percentage of Canadians living with a diagnosis of cancer in men surpassed that for women at age 60 and older -- mostly because of prostate cancer in men. Statistics Canada reported the prevalence of most cancers increased with age -- exceptions were testicular cancer among men, cervical and thyroid cancer among women and Hodgkin lymphoma...

2009-03-16 10:00:00

NCCN presented new updates to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for Thyroid Carcinoma at the NCCN 14th Annual Conference on March 14. Notable updates include a new page on Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Suppression, the expanded recommendation of small molecule kinase inhibitors, and revised procedures for evaluating thyroid nodules. Steven I. Sherman, MD, of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and chair of the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Thyroid...


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