Overexpression of SET and MYND Domain-Containing Protein 2 (SMYD2) Is Associated with Tumor Progression and Poor Prognosis in Patients with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.
CONCLUSIONS SMYD2 expression was upregulated in PTC tissues and significantly related to the poorer prognosis of PTC patients. Our studies suggested the potential role of SMYD2 as a new therapeutic target and prognostic biomarker in human PTC. PMID: 30319138 [PubMed - in process]
In conclusion, putative lung adenocarcinoma presenting as CUP may involve ROS1 rearrangement, and ROS1 inhibitor therapy may be effective. PMID: 30443294 [PubMed]
This study was to investigate the influence of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) suppression time on the cardiac function of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) patients.
To investigate the clinical feature of the poorly differentiated thyroid papillary carcinoma.
Authors: Blažeković I, Jukić T, Granić R, Punda M, Franceschi M Abstract Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is considered one of the most favorable tumors, indolent, with rare distant dissemination. Lungs and bones are the most common metastatic sites. Unusual sites of PTC distant metastases are extremely rare. Brain, liver, skin, kidney, pancreas, and adrenal gland PTC metastases have been sporadically reported in the literature. An 86-year-old female patient underwent total thyroidectomy and neck dissection due to PTC. Postoperative whole body iodine-131 scintigraphy with I-131 SPECT/CT of the abdomen revealed...
CONCLUSIONS The results of this research indicate that the metastases of non-small cell lung cancer can predict RET rearrangement of the primary tumor tissue in the majority of cases. Testing for RET rearrangement in metastases can be used as an alternative to testing of primary tumor tissue if it is inaccessible. PMID: 30429449 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionsFISH analysis, in contrast to hybrid-specific RT-PCR, revealed infrequent and unknown RET fusion genes. The presence of RET rearrangements was associated with a significantly elevated risk to develop iodine refractory disease and lymph node metastases. Of note, significant clinical discrimination was only achievable when taking the FISH results into account; differences would have been missed when using the RT-PCR method only. Increasing evidence of the clinical impact of RET/PTC-positivity may influence the decision on the extent of surgical resection, especially on lymph node dissection, in PTCs.
Conclusion: The results suggest that low- or intermediate-risk patients with PTC without persistent disease after thyroidectomy (including negative postoperative US and RxWBS) do not require repeat US examination in the first two years after treatment with RAI. In the following years until the fifth year, US can be restricted to patients with Tg ≥1 ng/mL.Eur Thyroid J
In this study, immunohistochemistry was performed to examine the expression of GARP and Foxp3 in 19 human PTC tissues (including 10 cases with and 9 cases without lymph node metastasis) and 20 benign thyroid diseases (including 10 cases with nodular goiter and 10 cases with adenoma). Compared with benign thyroid diseases, we found a significant increase in the expression of GARP in PTC. Increased GARP expression in PTC was positively correlated with increased expression of Foxp3, which is very important for development of Tregs. But, there is no significant association of elevated expression of GARP with lymph node metasta...
Recently published international guidelines recommended using the stimulated thyroglobulin (sTg) post-radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation, in conjunction with tumour stage, as a risk stratification factor. The choice of cut-off values for sTg, namely 1 and 10 ng/ml, was, however, largely based on the functional sensitivities of the assays used, with relatively few published data addressing the prognostic impact of alternative cut-off values. Our study aims to provide data on the prognostic value of sTg at different levels of sensitivities and specificities.