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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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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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 1200 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Phase II trial of axitinib in patients with various histologic subtypes of advanced thyroid cancer: long-term outcomes and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic analyses.
 

Author(s): E E W Cohen, M Tortorici, S Kim, A Ingrosso, Y K Pithavala, P Bycott

Journal: Cancer Chemother. Pharmacol.. 2014 Dec;74(6):1261-70.

 

Axitinib, a potent and selective second-generation inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors, has shown activity in advanced thyroid cancer in a Phase II study. We report updated overall survival and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) analyses from the study.

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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Overdiagnosing thyroid cancer. What's in a name?
 

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Journal: Manag Care. 2014 May;23(5):25.

 

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2014

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The effectiveness of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone versus thyroid hormone withdrawal prior to radioiodine remnant ablation in thyroid cancer: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Kyoungjune Pak, Gi Jeong Cheon, Keon Wook Kang, Seong-Jang Kim, In-Joo Kim, E Edmund Kim, Dong Soo Lee, June-Key Chung

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2014 Jun;29(6):811-7.

 

We evaluated the efficacy of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone (rhTSH) versus thyroid hormone withdrawal (THW) prior to radioiodine remnant ablation (RRA) in thyroid cancer. A systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and SCOPUS was performed. Randomized ...

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2014

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 206 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Low risk papillary thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Juan P Brito, Ian D Hay, John C Morris

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Thyroid cancer is one of the fastest growing diagnoses; more cases of thyroid cancer are found every year than all leukemias and cancers of the liver, pancreas, and stomach. Most of these incident cases are papillary in origin and are both small and localized. Patients with these ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2014

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Development of molecular targeted drugs for advanced thyroid cancer in Japan.
 

Author(s): Hiroshi Takami, Koichi Ito, Kiminori Sugino

Journal: Endocr. J.. 2014 ;61(9):833-9.

 

Up until now there have been no promising drugs for the treatment of advanced thyroid cancer, but the development of novel therapeutic agents is now anticipated as a result of the advent of molecular targeted drugs that inhibit tumor growth signals or angiogenesis. Against a background ...

Last Updated: 29 Sep 2014

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Endocrine side-effects of anti-cancer drugs: thyroid effects of tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
 

Author(s): Frédéric Illouz, Doreen Braun, Claire Briet, Ulrich Schweizer, Patrice Rodien

Journal: Eur. J. Endocrinol.. 2014 Sep;171(3):R91-9.

 

Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are currently used by most oncologists. Among their side effects, thyroid dysfunctions are nowadays clearly observed. Whereas changes in thyroid function tests have been originally described with sunitinib, we now know that many TKIs can induce hypothyroidism ...

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2014

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Dabrafenib With or Without Trametinib in Treating Patients With Recurrent Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Insular Thyroid Cancer; Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Recurrent Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2015

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Pre-Operative Nodal Staging of Thyroid Cancer Using Ultra-Small Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Magnetic Resonance Imaging (USPIO MRI): Preliminary Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Papillary Carcinoma of Thyroid Metastatic to Regional Lymph Node; Metastatic Medullary Thyroid Cancer; Follicular Thyroid Cancer Lymph Node Metastasis

 

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2013

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A Phase II Study of MLN0128 in Metastatic Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer; Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2014

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