Thyroid Cancer

Deborah Norville To Return Monday To ‘inside Edition’ Following Thyroid Cancer Surgery

Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville is set to return to the show Monday, after surgery to remove most of her thyroid following a cancer scare. Doctors removed the right lobe and center part of Norville’s thyroid during the April 2 surgery...
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Thyroid Cancer In 2019: Questions That Remain Unanswered

What used to be a relatively rare malignancy, thyroid cancer diagnoses are now rising quickly. Dr Leung discusses what we currently know and some of the top questions that remain unanswered. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Diabetes, Endocrinology

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Certain Dental Flosses Raise Body Levels Of Toxic Chemicals

Flossing teeth with Oral-B Glide and similar brands could inadvertently increase exposure to PFAS chemicals, a number of which have been linked to cancer and thyroid disease, a US study indicates. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Oral Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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The New Cancer Drugs Fund Has Quietly Reached A Significant Milestone

This week, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) finished its review of a thyroid cancer drug called vandetanib (Caprelsa). This is business as usual for NICE, which decides whether the NHS should pay for new cancer medicines...
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Thelma – “take Me To Orlando”

Thelma is the Brooklyn-based project of singer-songwriter Natasha Jacobs. She released her anxious, beautiful self-titled debut in 2017 and shortly afterwards discovered that she had both thyroid cancer and Ehlers-Danos syndrome (a genetic disorder...
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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...
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Ncri: Highlights From The Annual Conference

(MedPage Today) -- Prostate cancer tradeoffs, rising melanoma mortality, safer regimen for thyroid cancer
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology, Melanoma

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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
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Exelixis Initiates Key Late-stage Cancer Trial

Exelixis shares dipped on Monday after the company announced that it has initiated a late-stage trial in patients with radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC).
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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...
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September Is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Mount Sinai promotes early detection and announces new Thyroid Center in New York City
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How Nearby Cells Shield Tumor Cells From Targeted Therapy

Thyroid cancer researchers have 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.
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Overcoming Resistance

In a recent paper published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research (CCR), Carmelo Nucera, MD, PhD, primary investigator in the thyroid cancer research program in the Division of Experimental Pathology in BIDMC's Department of Pathology, and...
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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...
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Avoiding The C-word For Low-risk Thyroid Cancer

Omitting the word 'cancer' as a term for low-risk small papillary thyroid cancers may reduce patients' anxiety and encourage them to choose less aggressive treatments. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Anxiety

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Another Canuckcare© Success Story

For certain values of "success," of course.Friend of mine (Canadian ex-pat) just posted this on Twitter*:"My cousin just called. She was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in March, was put on the urgent list for surgery. It’s mid-August. “Oh well I...
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Research Grant To Determine The Genes Responsible For Survival And Growth Of Medullary Thyroid...

The American Thyroid Association has awarded a 2018 Research Grant to Wayne Miles, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics at the Ohio State University. Dr. Miles's research project is entitled "Proteomic-led discovery of essential genes in...
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Overtreatment Of Thyroid Cancers Seems Common

TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Overtreatment of thyroid cancers is common, according to a perspective article published in the July 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Noting that mortality due to thyroid cancer has remained stable despite...
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Doxorubicin Disrupts The Immune System To Cause Heart Toxicity

Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used in ovarian, bladder, lung, thyroid and stomach cancers, but it carries a harmful side effect. The drug causes a dose-dependent heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure. Researchers have found...
Related topics: Heart Failure, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Why Are Doctors Removing Too Many Thyroids?

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 -- More Americans than ever are being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and most are having the entire gland removed in response. But that is an overreaction to a cancer that likely will not kill most people who are diagnosed...
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