Sizing Up Ultrasound-Based Risk-Stratification Systems for Thyroid Nodules
The performance of three international guidelines in detecting thryoid cancer were compared based on their sensitvity and fine-needle aspiration rates. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Do Larger Thyroid Tumors Mean Higher Rates of Malignancy and False-Negative FNA Results?
The authors looked at whether rates of malignancy and false-negative fine-needle aspiration results are heightened in large thyroid nodules. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Population Thyroid-Cancer Screening After Nuclear Accidents Not Advisable: Researchers Population Thyroid-Cancer Screening After Nuclear Accidents Not Advisable: Researchers
Thyroid tumors detected by ultrasound screening in Japanese children after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident are similar to those of low-risk, sporadic thyroid tumors seen in adults and therefore are likely not related to radiation exposure, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

RAI-Related Clonal Hematopoiesis in Thyroid Cancer RAI-Related Clonal Hematopoiesis in Thyroid Cancer
This study explores the prevalence of clonal hematopoiesis related to radioactive iodine exposure and how it impacts overall survival in patients with thyroid cancer.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Alberta boy with thyroid cancer runs, plays after taking U.S.-approved drug
This winter, Kayley Leeds can watch her nine-year-old ski and run around with his siblings, but a year and a half ago, her little boy was more likely to be in bed. A new cancer drug, recently approved in the United States, has changed her family's life. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Navigating Systemic Therapy in Advanced Thyroid Carcinoma Navigating Systemic Therapy in Advanced Thyroid Carcinoma
Find out more about the available treatment options for advanced cases of thyroid cancer.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

US screening data from Fukushima shed light on thyroid cancer in kids
The latest results of mass ultrasound screening of children for thyroid cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Article questions long-term health effects of atomic bombs Debate roils Japan over rise in children's thyroid cancer Ultrasound shows thyroid cancer spike after Fukushima Fukushima nuclear disaster casts shadow on CR images More work required to erase radiation in Fukushima (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Results of mass screening of children, teens for thyroid cancer following Fukushima nuclear accident
(JAMA Network) The accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in 2011 raised grave concerns about radioactive material released into the environment, including concerns over radiation-induced thyroid cancer.   Ultrasound screenings for thyroid cancer were subsequently conducted in the Fukushima Health Management Survey. This observational study group includes about 324,000 people   18 or younger at the time of the accident and it reports on two rounds of ultrasound screening during the first five years after the accident. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer link identified among people who work near chemical sanitizers, disinfectants, and sterilizers
(Natural News) Exposure to chemical disinfectants and sanitizers on the job may increase the risk of developing thyroid cancer, a recent study found. Researchers examined 960 study participants and pooled data from their employment histories including job titles, responsibilities, and company name. The experts then calculated potential biocide and pesticide exposure in workers. Biocides used... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Critical Isotope for Thyroid Cancer Now Produced in the US Critical Isotope for Thyroid Cancer Now Produced in the US
For the first time in 30 years, iodine-131, a critical radioisotope used for diagnosing and treating thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism, is being produced in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Targeted Therapy to Resensitize Tumors to Radioactive Iodine Targeted Therapy to Resensitize Tumors to Radioactive Iodine
How might targeted therapy help patients with advanced thyroid cancer that has become radioactive iodine refractory?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

UCLA cell study reveals how head injuries lead to serious brain diseases
UCLA biologists have discovered how head injuries adversely affect individual cells and genes  that can lead to serious brain disorders. The life scientists provide the first cell “atlas” of the hippocampus — the part of the brain that helps regulate learning and memory — when it is affected by traumatic brain injury. The team also proposes gene candidates for treating brain disease s associated with traumatic brain injury, such as Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.The researchers studied more than 6,000 cells in 15 hippocampal cell types — the first study of in...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Verdict on IMRT Plus Doxorubicin in Unresectable Thyroid Cancer
A study inThyroid evaluated the safety and efficacy of concurrent intensity-modulated radiation therapy and doxorubicin in thyroid cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

New Study Looks at Selumetinib for Treating Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Interim results are in from a study evaluating whether adding selumetinib to RAI improves complete response, irrespective of MAPK pathway alterations. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Greater Use of Thyroid Ultrasound May Be Driving Increased Thyroid-Cancer Incidence Greater Use of Thyroid Ultrasound May Be Driving Increased Thyroid-Cancer Incidence
Patients in areas of the U.S. where thyroid ultrasound has increasingly been used for initial imaging are more likely to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer, with the greatest increase among adults over 65, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U of Missouri becomes first to ship isotope for thyroid cancer in U.S.
The University of Missouri Research Reactor (Image courtesy of the University of Missouri) The University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) recently shipped its first batch of a medical isotope used to diagnose and treat thyroid cancer, making it the first domestic source of Iodine-131 (I-131) in 30 years. I-131 has only an eight-day half-life, making stockpiling impossible, and demand is expected to increase. Thyroid cancer is “the most rapidly increasing cancer in the U.S.,” with diagnoses tripling in the last three decades, according to the American Cancer Society. The National Cancer Institute e...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Diagnostics Featured Oncology internationalisotopesinc. Shine Medical Technology University of Missouri Source Type: news

Genetic test may reduce need for diagnostic thyroid surgery
According to clinical trial data, published in JAMA Oncology, a new genetic test can distinguish between benign and cancerous thyroid nodules, for more accurate and faster diagnoses.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mo. facility begins iodine-131 shipments
The University of Missouri Research Reactor has shipped its first batch of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is ultrasound needed for thyroid cancer follow-up? NorthStar's novel generator could relieve U.S. isotope shortages University of Missouri to produce Mo-99 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Trial Confirms Low-Dose Radiation for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer Trial Confirms Low-Dose Radiation for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer
The safety and efficacy of low-dose radioactive iodine in patients with low-risk thyroid cancer has been confirmed by UK researchers in the longest-running trial of radiation treatment in this setting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ThyroSeq test helps patients avoid unnecessary diagnostic thyroid surgery, study shows
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) UPMC-developed genetic test helps avoid preventable surgery, curb health care costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Low - Dose Radiation Safe for Low - Risk Thyroid Cancer
No increased risk for recurrence with 1.1 GBq versus 3.7 GBq RAI at 3 - , 5 - , 7 - year follow - up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Oncology, Radiology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Low-Dose Radiation Safe for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- For patients with low-risk thyroid cancer, low-dose radiation is not associated with an increased risk for recurrence versus high-dose radiation over almost seven years of follow-up, according to a study presented at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NCRI: Highlights from the Annual Conference
(MedPage Today) -- Prostate cancer tradeoffs, rising melanoma mortality, safer regimen for thyroid cancer (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - November 6, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Patients with low risk thyroid cancer can receive lower doses of radiation treatment
(National Cancer Research Institute) Thyroid cancer patients whose disease is at low risk of returning can be treated safely with a smaller amount of radiation following surgery, according to results from the world's longest running trial to investigate this -- the HiLo trial. The research is presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference in Glasgow on Monday and means patients can enjoy a better quality of life without being at higher risk of their cancer returning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here ’s the Healthiest Way to Gain Weight
For most Americans with weight issues, the problem is carrying around too much , not too little. While obesity rates have surged in North America since the 1970s, the proportion of underweight people has remained low—less than 5% of the population, according to a study in The Lancet. These bodyweight trends mean that most health experts are focused on helping people lose weight to avoid disease. But there are also some potentially serious health consequences associated with being clinically underweight, which is usually defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 or below. “There are many epidemiologic st...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

French Study Reveals Potential Mesothelioma Treatment Target
A team of French researchers led by Dr. Christophe Blanquart has identified a substance that may better define the severity of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) in the body and provide clues to more effectively manage the rare cancer. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, as the name indicates, is a protein found in the brain. BDNF is a growth factor and also appears in other tissues in the body. “It seems that BDNF could be a prognostic marker for MPM patients,” Blanquart told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “The level of BDNF in pleural fluids could reflect the severity of disease.” The...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 31, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

What Caused Neck Pain in This 73-Year-Old Man?
A 73-year-old man presents with neck pain and a mass of possible thyroid origin. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Source Type: news

A bout with 'The Big C': 'Nightline' producer on facing thyroid cancer diagnosis
John Kapetaneas is a journalist and segment producer for ABC News "Nightline." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about thyroid gland removal
A doctor may recommend thyroid gland removal for many reasons. A nodule on the thyroid may be cancerous or causing dangerous symptoms. Also, some people with hyperthyroidism require removal surgery. In this article, learn about the types of procedure and what to expect. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Age, Lymph Node Positivity Link in Thyroid Cancer
A new study inCancer Management and Research found a correlation between the age of patients with papillary thyroid cancer and lymph node positivity. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Selumetinib: No Benefit Boosting RAI for High Risk Thyroid Cancer Selumetinib: No Benefit Boosting RAI for High Risk Thyroid Cancer
Though previous research showed the MEK1/2 inhibitor could improve RAI effect, the phase 3 trial failed to reach its primary endpoint.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Breakthrough Therapy Designated for Thyroid Cancer and NSCLC
LOXO-292, which selectively targetsRET and has demonstrated preclinical activity against activatingRET fusions/mutations, holds promise. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

New RET Inhibitors Show Reduced Toxicities in Thyroid Cancer New RET Inhibitors Show Reduced Toxicities in Thyroid Cancer
The precision-targeted therapies show early, encouraging signs of reduced toxicities for medullary, thyroid cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Limitations of the 2015 ATA Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer Limitations of the 2015 ATA Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer
The 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines provide recommendations for the detection and risk stratification of thyroid cancer -- but are there limitations?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Is ultrasound needed for thyroid cancer follow-up?
Is follow-up ultrasound effective for tracking the recurrence of papillary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: US guide identifies pediatric thyroid biopsy candidates 3D tumor measurements on US spot thyroid cancer growth Why is thyroid cancer being overdiagnosed in Canada? USPSTF discourages thyroid cancer screening ACR publishes TI-RADS thyroid nodule classification model (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Even ‘Non-Toxic’ Nail Polish May Contain Harmful Chemicals, Study Says
Cosmetics are subject to very few regulations in the U.S. While they fall under Food and Drug Administration (FDA) purview, current laws do not require beauty products and their ingredients to be FDA-approved before hitting shelves. Even laws that pertain to cosmetic labeling are somewhat loose; many buzzwords that show up on product packaging mean, effectively, nothing. That’s also the case for many nail polishes. And even brands that tout safe formulations may be substituting some toxic chemicals for equally dangerous alternatives, suggests a new study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Science & ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime toxins Source Type: news

Head and Neck Cancer | Medscape Head and Neck Cancer | Medscape
Head and neck cancer, which includes cancers of the larynx, nasal passages, oral cavity, pharynx, salivary glands, and thyroid, accounts for 3% of all malignancies in the United States. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Molecular Profiling Can ID Cancer Risk in Thyroid Lesions
(MedPage Today) -- In lesions with atypia, different mutations confer higher and lower risks (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Inadequate Thyroid Ultrasound a'National Epidemic' in US Inadequate Thyroid Ultrasound a'National Epidemic' in US
Most thyroid imaging centers in the United States omit the lateral neck imaging that is considered to be a critical component of a comprehensive evaluation for suspected thyroid cancer, finds a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

ATA Annual Meeting Includes Potpourri of Thyroid Topics ATA Annual Meeting Includes Potpourri of Thyroid Topics
Thyroid experts, practitioners, and researchers gather amid pressing issues of advanced cancers, hypo- and hyperthyroid disease challenges, and ever-evolving technologies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

BMA Award for Thyroid Cancer Booklet
Providing reliable and accessible information for patients is at the heart of all the BTF does. It was therefore a privilege to attend an awards ceremony in London on 25 September to discover that the third edition of the BTF’s booklet Thyroid Cancer: for Patients by Patients had been Highly Commended by the judging panel of the British Medical Association’s Patient Information Awards. The panel commented ‘This is an excellent resource and is likely to be of considerable value to patients facing a thyroid cancer diagnosis.’ (Source: The British Thyroid Foundation)
Source: The British Thyroid Foundation - September 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Featured News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for Hurthle cell thyroid cancer
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it common to only have a partial thyroidectomy to remove Hurthle cells? My doctor is recommending this procedure, but I wonder if I should have my entire thyroid removed instead to eliminate the risk of the cancer coming back. Would it be better to have a total thyroidectomy? ANSWER: A partial [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Male Sex Ups Mortality Risk in BRAF V600E Papillary Thyroid Cancer
The study confirmed a significant effect of male sex on PTC-specific patient survival in individuals with  the most frequent oncogenic mutation. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Eighth Edition of AJCC/TNM Staging System Best at Detecting Survival in Thyroid Cancer
The eighth edition outperforms the seventh edition in predicting survival differences in patients with papillary thyroid cancer and follicular thyroid cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge
Title: Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts UrgeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - September 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge
SATURDAY, Sept. 15, 2018 -- Cases of thyroid cancer are on the rise in the United States, and experts want you to know how people at high risk for the disease can detect it early. According to the American Cancer Society, 54,000 new cases will be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - September 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

9/11 Cancer Deaths Continue to Rise
John Feal believes more people will die from illnesses related to 9/11 than from the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. He should know. He’s a first responder who witnesses it every day. And he is not alone in his belief. Feal, a longtime advocate for Sept. 11 survivors and those dying from diseases related to the terrorist attacks, will again host the annual naming ceremony at the 9/11 Responders Remembered Park in Smithtown, Long Island. Each year he reads the names of those who have died within the past year. And each year, the list is longer than the last. On the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attack...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 10, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Overcoming resistance
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a recent paper published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research (CCR), Carmelo Nucera, M.D., Ph.D., primary investigator in the thyroid cancer research program in the Division of Experimental Pathology in BIDMC's Department of Pathology, and colleagues investigated the role of pericytes as part of the tumor microenvironment in the subset of papillary thyroid cancers modulated by a mutation of the BRAF cancer-promoting gene. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wording Used May Affect Thyroid Cancer Patients' Anxiety, Choices
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 -- The terminology used to describe small papillary thyroid cancers (PTCs) may affect patients'anxiety levels and treatment choices, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news