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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Advanced Thyroid Cancer Rate in Some California Counties Is Well Above National Average

Dec. 10, 2015 — There are several parts of California where, in a high percentage of people with thyroid cancer, the disease is already at an advanced stage by the time it is diagnosed, researchers ... read more

Total Thyroidectomy Complication Rates and Costs Are Lower If Surgeon Performs 25 or More Cases Yearly

Oct. 7, 2015 — Patients undergoing a total thyroidectomy are 34 percent less likely to experience complications if their surgeon performs at least 25 cases per year of this operation to remove the entire thyroid ... read more

Researchers Decode Molecular Action of Combination Therapy for a Deadly Thyroid Cancer

July 23, 2015 — In their bid to find the best combination of therapies to treat anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), researchers have demonstrated that all histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are not created ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Two near-infrared contrast agents have been developed that are efficiently taken up by the thyroid and parathyroid glands following intravenous injection. The contrast agents could be used to help ... read more

Moderate Hormone Suppression May Be Enough in Thyroid Cancer, 30-Year Study Shows

July 17, 2015 — Moderate suppression of thyroid-stimulating hormone, which drives thyroid cancer, may be as beneficial as more extreme hormone suppression, a study of long-term thyroid cancer outcomes shows. Extreme ... read more

New Guideline Puts Emphasis on Patient Care in Treating Hypoparathyroidism

July 10, 2015 — Patients with low levels of calcium and parathyroid hormone in their blood should be investigated for chronic hypoparathyroidism to optimize their treatment, according to a new ... read more

Scientists Lead Consensus Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer Molecular Tests

July 6, 2015 — National guidelines for thyroid cancer testing have been revised to reflect newly available tests that better incorporate personalized medicine into diagnosing the condition. The clinical explanation ... read more

Many Patients With Advanced Form of Larynx Cancer Not Receiving Recommended Treatment

July 1, 2015 — Despite findings of previous studies and published guidelines, nearly two-thirds of patients with T4a larynx ('voice box') cancer are not receiving a total laryngectomy (surgical removal of ... read more

Parkinson's Disease Appears Associated With Many Cancers in Taiwan

June 18, 2015 — Parkinson's disease appeared associated with 16 types of cancer in a study in Taiwan, an effort to explain the association in an East Asian population because most prior research has been ... read more

Lymph Nodes Signal More Aggressive Thyroid Cancer Even in Young Patients

June 16, 2015 — Patients older than age 45 with thyroid cancer that has spread to neck lymph nodes have long been considered at higher risk of dying, but the same has not been true for younger patients. Younger ... read more

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Associated With an Increased Risk of Hip and Other Fractures

May 26, 2015 — In an analysis that included more than 70,000 participants from 13 studies, subclinical hyperthyroidism was associated with an increased risk for hip and other fractures including spine. Subclinical ... read more

Outcomes After Thyroid Surgery for Pro Singers Described in First Study of Its Kind

Mar. 24, 2015 — A neural monitoring system has been developed by surgeons to be used intraoperatively to improve outcomes. In the first study of its kind, they confirmed the hypothesis that the careers of singers ... read more

Advanced Thyroid Cancer Responds to Targeted Therapy With Sunitinib

Mar. 8, 2015 — In patients with advanced thyroid cancer, sunitinib, a drug approved for treatment of several other cancers, showed significant cancer-fighting activity t, a new phase 2 clinical trial has ... read more

Scent-Trained Dog Detects Thyroid Cancer in Human Urine Samples

Mar. 7, 2015 — A trained scent dog accurately identified whether patients' urine samples had thyroid cancer or were benign (noncancerous) 88.2 percent of the time, according to a new ... read more

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Risk of Thyroid Cancer Goes Up

Mar. 7, 2015 — Breast cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within five years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a new analysis of a large national ... read more

High-Normal Thyroid Hormone Level in Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Brain Development

Mar. 6, 2015 — A new study finds that not only low but also high maternal thyroid hormone levels during early pregnancy may significantly lower the infant's IQ later in childhood. The study results suggest ... read more

Long-Term Follow-Up of Benign Thyroid Nodules Shows Favorable Prognosis

Mar. 3, 2015 — After five years of follow-up, a majority of asymptomatic, benign thyroid nodules exhibited no significant change in size, or actually decreased in size, and diagnoses of thyroid cancer were rare, ... read more

Water Fluoridation in England Linked to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid

Feb. 24, 2015 — Water fluoridation above a certain level is linked to 30 percent higher than expected rates of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) in England, suggests research. Researchers point out that their ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — Two studies examined the effects of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) at oral doses of 10,100 or 1000 mg/kg bw/day over the course of 2 generations on growth as well as behavioral, neurological and ... read more

Molecule That Provides Cellular Energy Found Key to Aggressive Thyroid Cancer

Feb. 16, 2015 — Cancer researchers have identified a molecule they say is important to survival of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) — a lethal tumor with no effective therapies. The molecule also seems to play a ... read more

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