Thyroid Cancer

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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid. The thyroid is responsible for producing hormones that regulate heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight. Typically, in the early stages of thyroid cancer, there are no symptoms. However, as the cancer progresses one may have the following symptoms: a lump that can be felt through the skin on one’s neck, changes to one’s voice, difficulty swallowing, pain in neck and throat, or swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Thyroid cancer remains relatively rare in the United States, but is becoming more common as new technology enables doctors to find small thyroid cancers that may not have been detected previously. Treatment options are dependent on the individual’s type and stage of thyroid cancer.

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Thyroid Cancer Forum-UK

On line information for patients on thyroid cancer including: Background information on the thyroid gland Incidence and Risk factors Symptoms Types of thyroid cancer Diagnosis and staging investigations Treatment: surgery, thyroxine, radioiodine, mIBG, radiotherapy Follow up Prognosis Clinical Trials Electronic links to other sites for information and support

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Thyroid Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Thyroid Cancer Forum-UK

On line information for patients on thyroid cancer including: Background information on the thyroid gland Incidence and Risk factors Symptoms Types of thyroid cancer Diagnosis and staging investigations Treatment: surgery, thyroxine, radioiodine, mIBG, radiotherapy Follow up Prognosis Clinical Trials Electronic links to other sites for information and support

http://www.thyroid-cancer-forum-uk.org

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2013

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 2037 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Meta-analysis of promoter methylation in eight tumor-suppressor genes and its association with the risk of thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Fatemeh Khatami, Bagher Larijani, Ramin Heshmat, Abbasali Keshtkar, Mahsa Mohammadamoli, Ladan Teimoori-Toolabi, Shirzad Nasiri, Seyed Mohammad Tavangar

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Promoter methylation in a number of tumor-suppressor genes (TSGs) can play crucial roles in the development of thyroid carcinogenesis. The focus of the current meta-analysis was to determine the impact of promoter methylation of eight selected candidate TSGs on thyroid cancer and ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2017

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Higher body weight and distant metastasis are associated with higher radiation exposure to the household environment from patients with thyroid cancer after radioactive iodine therapy.
 

Author(s): Sheng-Fong Kuo, Tsung-Ying Ho, Miaw-Jene Liou, Kun-Ju Lin, Ru-Chin Cheng, Sheng-Chieh Chan, Bie-Yui Huang, Soh-Ching Ng, Feng-Hsuan Liu, Hung-Yu Chang, Sheng-Hwu Hsieh, Kun-Chun Chiang, Huang-Yang Chen, Ta-You Lo, Chih-Lang Lin, Jen-Der Lin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(35):e7942.

 

There were insufficient data regarding radiation exposure to the household environment from patients with thyroid cancer who received radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy in Asia; we therefore performed the present study at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Keelung, Taiwan.Patients ...

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2017

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[Prognostic and Predictive Value of Thyroid Transcription Factor-1, CD56, P40 and Other Clinical Characteristics in Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients].
 

Author(s): Xin Wang, Yi Zhang, Mu Hu, Ruotian Wang, Lei Liu, Kun Qian, Yuanbo Li, Xiuyi Zhi

Journal: Zhongguo Fei Ai Za Zhi. 2017 Aug;20(8):522-527.

 

The aim of this study is to explore roles of thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1), CD56, P40 expression and other clinical characteristics predicting response and survival in patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC).

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 301 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Key signaling pathways in thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Miguel A Zaballos, Pilar Santisteban

Journal: J. Endocrinol.. 2017 Nov;235(2):R43-R61.

 

Whole genome sequencing approaches have provided unprecedented insights into the genetic lesions responsible for the onset, progression and dedifferentiation of various types of thyroid carcinomas. Through these efforts, the MAPK and PI3K signaling cascades have emerged as the main ...

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2017

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The Adverse Effect of Hypertension in the Treatment of Thyroid Cancer with Multi-Kinase Inhibitors.
 

Author(s): Ole Vincent Ancker, Markus Wehland, Johann Bauer, Manfred Infanger, Daniela Grimm

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The treatment of thyroid cancer has promising prospects, mostly through the use of surgical or radioactive iodine therapy. However, some thyroid cancers, such as progressive radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid carcinoma, are not remediable with conventional types ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2017

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MicroRNA-146b: A Novel Biomarker and Therapeutic Target for Human Papillary Thyroid Cancer.
 

Author(s): Chen-Kai Chou, Rue-Tusan Liu, Hong-Yo Kang

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Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common tumor subtype of thyroid cancer. However, not all PTCs are responsive to current surgical and radioiodine treatment. The well-established clinical prognostic factors include tumor size, lymph node/distal metastasis, and extrathyroidal ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2017

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab in Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2017

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Thyroid Cancer Among Chornobyl Clean-up Workers in Ukraine: Pilot Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2017

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Last Updated: 19 May 2017

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