Does thyroid cancer screening lead to overdiagnosis?

Two studies from the U.S. and South Korea are raising questions about the role...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT radiation increases risk of thyroid cancer, leukemia New thyroid test could help patients avoid surgery Radiofrequency ultrasound, AI predict thyroid cancer CT radiomics uses immunohistology to detect thyroid cancer Ultrasound CADx software can stratify thyroid nodules
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The debate over the potential harms of CT radiation carries on in a new study...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT radiation increases risk of thyroid cancer, leukemia Medical radiation dose dips 20% in U.S., NCRP reports Radiologist leadership cuts CT lung screening radiation New study links medical imaging radiation to cancer risk Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones
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The process of nuclear fission, which was discovered in 1938, opened the door to the production of nuclear weapons, which were used in 1945 by the United States against Japan in World War II, and to the detonation of>500 nuclear weapons tests in the atmosphere by the United States, the former Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, China, and France from 1946–1980. Hundreds of radionuclides, most of them short-lived, were produced in the atmospheric tests. The radioactive clouds produced by the explosions were usually partitioned between the troposphere and the stratosphere: the activity that remained in the troposphere...
CONCLUSION: GDM is associated with a greater risk of cancer in women, including breast, thyroid, stomach and liver cancers. However, further investigation is nonetheless warranted. PMID: 32097717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Diabetes Metab Source Type: research
eong Park The incidence of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) has been increasing worldwide. PTC is the most common type of differentiated thyroid cancer and usually shows good prognosis. However, some PTC is driven to advanced stage by epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-mediated drug resistance, which is particularly noticeable in pediatric patients. There are limited options for systemic treatment, necessitating development of new clinical approaches. Here, we aimed to clarify genetic differences due to age of patients with PTC, and thereby aid in developing novel therapeutics. Patients with biochemically and his...
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In conclusion, the patients with PTM had comparable outcomes with regard to mortality and cancer-specific mortality compared with those without PTM. This study showed that the patients with PTM can obtain an acceptable outcome after LDLT when carefully selected. PMID: 32023575 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Ground zero workers had higher rates of cancer, especially prostate and thyroid cancers and leukemia.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: World Trade Center (Manhattan, NY) Cancer Prostate Cancer Thyroid Cancer Leukemia Mount Sinai Medical Center Source Type: news
Authors: Wu J, Li YT, Tian XT, Liu YS, Wu ML, Li PN, Liu J Abstract BACKGROUNDS: Anaplastic thyroid cancer/ATC is highly lethal malignancy without reliable chemotherapeutic drug. Resveratrol possesses anti-ATC activities but encounters resistance in some cases due to certain unknown reason(s). OBJECTIVE: Because signal transducer and activator of transcription/STAT3 signaling is critical for ATC cell survival and the main molecular target of resveratrol, its roles in determining the fates of resveratrol-treated ATC cells were investigated here. METHODS: Human THJ-11T, THJ-16 and THJ-21T ATC cell lines were ...
Source: Cancer Biomarkers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cancer Biomark Source Type: research
This particular group of responders appears to have an increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, leukemia and prostate cancer, as well as a slightly elevated overall risk of cancer, researchers report.
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Incidence up for all cancer sites combined and for prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, leukemia
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After the Twin Towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001, the thousands of people involved in rescue-and-cleanup efforts were exposed to carcinogens and other toxins as they breathed in contaminated air and dug through industrial rubble. Studies completed since then have shown elevated rates of conditions including multiple myeloma, prostate cancer and thyroid cancer among 9/11 responders and those who worked near the site. A new study published Jan. 14 in the journal JNCI Cancer Spectrum adds another to that list: leukemia. “After about 12 years of follow-up, there was an increase in the rate of all cancers combined, and separa...
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