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After breast cancer diagnosis, risk of thyroid cancer goes up
Breast cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within five years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a new analysis of a large national database. The study results will be presented Thursday at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego. (2015-03-07)

In-utero exposures associated with increased risk of thyroid cancer
A recent study shows that thyroid cancer is related to in-utero exposures. (2021-01-05)

Secondary thyroid cancer more deadly than primary malignancy in young individuals
A new analysis has found that adolescents and young adults who develop thyroid cancer as a secondary cancer have a significantly greater risk of dying than those with primary thyroid cancer. (2014-02-24)

AkaRx Inc. licenses tetrac patents from Beartownpharma Inc.
AkaRx Inc., a Paramus, N.J.-biopharmaceutical company, announced today that they have licensed from BeartownPharma Inc., of Underhill, Vt., the patents for a new drug being developed for the treatment of patients with thyroid cancer. The drug, AKR-201, (tetraiodothyroacetic acid / (2007-02-01)

Better detection accounts for increase in cases of thyroid cancer
In this longitudinal study over 12 years, the authors found a jump in the incidence rate of differentiated thyroid cancer of 146 percent over the 12-year period, or an annual increase of 13 percent per year. (2007-11-19)

Study raises concerns over unnecessary imaging after thyroid cancer
A marked rise in use of imaging tests after thyroid cancer has been associated with increased treatment for recurrence, but no clear improvement in survival from the disease, finds a study in The BMJ today. (2016-07-20)

Thyroid ultrasound imaging may be useful to reduce biopsies in patients with low risk of cancer
Thyroid ultrasound imaging could be used to identify patients who have a low risk of cancer for whom biopsy could be postponed, according to a study by Rebecca Smith-Bindman, M.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues. (2013-08-26)

All thyroid cancers are not 'created equal'-- avoiding unnecessary or 'excessive' treatment
Drs. H. Gilbert Welch (The Dartmouth Institute) and Gerard Doherty (Brigham and Women's Hospital), analyze the steep increase in the number of people being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Their analysis suggests that it points to not only widespread overdiagnosis, but also to overtreatment -- with the number of thyroidectomys on the rise when the choice between thyroidectomy and the less invasive lobectomy has little effect on the risk of death from thyroid cancer. (2018-07-25)

Women with thyroid problem have lower risk of breast cancer
According to a new study, women suffering from a common thyroid problem called hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone, are less likely to develop breast cancer than women with normal thyroid function. (2005-02-14)

Chornobyl radiation ups risk of thyroid cancer in children and adolescents
Exposure to radioactive iodine increases the risk of thyroid cancer in children and adolescents, a study of thyroid cancer incidence after the Chornobyl accident shows. The study is published in the July 5 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2006-07-04)

Normal variations in thyroid function may be linked to atrial fibrillation risk
A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has strengthened the link between thyroid function and atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular heart rhythm that increases the risk of stroke and other heart-related complications. (2019-01-23)

Thyroid cancer biomarker assays may show inaccurate readings
Two thyroid cancer biomarkers go through a clumping cycle that may interfere with cancer detection tests. New research from Michigan Technological University explores a driving force behind the problem: a protein with a sweet tooth. (2015-11-12)

Insurance expansion associated with increase in surgical treatment of thyroid cancer
The 2006 Massachusetts health reform, a model for the Affordable Care Act, was associated with significant increases in surgical intervention for thyroid cancer, specifically among nonwhite populations, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery. (2017-04-05)

Have no fear: Most cases of thyroid cancer do not affect survival
Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 59th Annual Meeting reveals that patients with differentiated thyroid cancer live as long as people in perfect health, unless they are in the minority and have reached the most advanced stages of disease. Survival did not vary based on age, sex, or even if patients' cancer had reached the beginning of stage IV. (2012-06-11)

BRAF addiction of thyroid cancers makes them therapeutically vulnerable
Papillary carcinoma is the most common form of thyroid cancer. Approximately one quarter of these carcinomas have mutations in the BRAF gene. The prevalence of such mutations is even greater in high-grade carcinomas, particularly those that are refractory to standard treatment, which is radioactive iodine. Researchers havd now identified a way to potentially exploit the expression of BRAF by such cancers for therapeutic purposes. (2011-11-21)

Higher incidence of thyroid cancer in volcanic area of Sicily
People living in volcanic areas may be at a higher risk for thyroid cancer, according to a new study published online Nov. 5 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2009-11-05)

Hypothyroidism associated with reduced breast cancer
Women with a common thyroid gland disorder appear to have a reduced chance of developing invasive breast cancer, say researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. (2003-04-07)

Measuring segments of genetic material may help predict and monitor recurrence after thyroid cancer
A new analysis has found that the presence of short segments of genetic material (known as microRNA) within papillary thyroid cancer tumors suggests a likelihood of recurrence after patients undergo surgery. The study, which is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, also found that elevated blood levels of the genetic material after surgery may indicate a higher possibility of recurrence after thyroidectomy. (2013-10-28)

Thyroid problems linked to irregular heart rhythm
People with an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) carry a greater risk of developing irregular heart rhythm (known as atrial fibrillation) than those with normal thyroid function, finds a study published on bmj.com today. (2012-11-27)

Ultrasound guidelines identify children who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer
A Loyola Medicine study has found that new ultrasound guidelines can reliably identify pediatric patients who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer is a common cause of cancer in teenagers, and the incidence is increasing. Adolescents have a 10-fold greater incidence than younger children, and the disease is five times more common in girls than boys. (2018-05-18)

Thyroid cancer rates in Pennsylvania rising faster than rest of country
Incidence of thyroid cancer is rising faster in Pennsylvania than in the rest of the United States, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (2014-09-10)

Zealous imaging fuelling unnecessary and harmful treatment of low risk thyroid cancers
New imaging techniques are fuelling an epidemic in diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancers that are unlikely to ever progress to cause symptoms or death, warn experts on bmj.com today. (2013-08-27)

Antineoplastic agents associated with thyroid dysfunction
Antineoplastic agents such as immunotherapies and targeted therapies that specifically target signaling pathways in cancer cells are associated with thyroid dysfunction in 20-50 percent of cancer patients taking them, which can adversely affect patients' quality of life, according to a study published Oct. 18 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2011-10-18)

'Gene signature' test diagnoses benign thyroid growths
A new genetic test accurately and consistently diagnoses benign growths, or nodules, on the thyroid gland, according to a study from Chile. (2013-06-15)

The calling card of aggressive thyroid cancer
A new discovery from University of Alberta scientists represents an important milestone in the fight against thyroid cancer. In a study published in EBioMedicine, the team has identified a marker of aggressive disease for papillary thyroid cancer, which comprises about 90 per cent of all thyroid cancers. The marker -- a protein known as Platelet Derived Growth Factor Receptor Alpha, or PDGFRA -- could also be used as a therapeutic target for future treatments. (2016-11-02)

Researchers engineer new thyroid cells
Researchers have discovered a new efficient way to generate thyroid cells, known as thyrocytes, using genetically modified embryonic stem cells. The findings, which appear in the journal Stem Cell Reports, are the first step to developing a similar protocol using human stem cells that will allow the modeling of thyroid disease to better understand its causes and the development of therapies. (2017-02-02)

Proteins could help women avoid thyroid surgery
Dr. Paul Weinberger at Georgia Health Sciences University is looking for blood-based biomarkers that will make thyroid cancer diagnosis as simple and accurate as checking for high cholesterol. (2011-09-12)

Exposure to radiation after Chornobyl increases risk of thyroid cancer in children and adolescents
In a study of thyroid cancer after the Chornobyl accident in 1986, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health report that exposure to radioactive iodine ingested through the food chain increases the risk of thyroid cancer in children and adolescents. (2006-07-05)

A culprit of thyroid's diseases
How thyroid and its vascular system coordinate themselves and remodel during thyroid disease. (2017-05-17)

Researchers identify new gene mutation in familial thyroid cancers
Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine identified a new gene mutation that may cause a type of familial thyroid cancer. Dr. Darrin Bann, an otolaryngology resident at the College of Medicine and lead author of the study, said that this mutation is the first and only mutation associated with familial thyroid cancer to be identified in a gene that is primarily expressed in the thyroid gland. (2019-11-20)

Thyroid cancer, genetic variations, cell phones linked in YSPH study
Radiation from cell phones is associated with higher rates of thyroid cancer among people with genetic variations in specific genes, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. (2020-02-12)

Ultrasound can help low-risk patients avoid invasive thyroid biopsy
The prevalence of benign thyroid nodules is high and there are certain ultrasound features, suggesting malignancy, that can help radiologists determine whether or not a biopsy is needed, according to a study performed at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif. (2009-04-23)

Detecting thyroid disease by computer
Researchers in India have developed an improved expert system for the diagnosis of thyroid disease. They describe details of their approach to screening medical data in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering. (2012-08-02)

Decades after childhood radiation, thyroid cancer a concern
When children are exposed to head and neck radiation, whether due to cancer treatment or multiple diagnostic CT scans, the result is an increased risk of thyroid cancer for the next 58 years or longer, according to University of Rochester Medical Center research. (2010-12-16)

Scent-trained dog detects thyroid cancer in human urine samples
A trained scent dog accurately identified whether patients' urine samples had thyroid cancer or were benign (noncancerous) 88.2 percent of the time, according to a new study, to- be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego. (2015-03-07)

Benefits of thyroid screening unclear
Researchers for the US Preventive Services Task Force suggest that more research is needed to determine the benefits of screening asymptomatic individuals for thyroid dysfunction. (2014-10-27)

Most patients survive common thyroid cancer regardless of treatment
Individuals with papillary thyroid cancer that has not spread beyond the thyroid gland appear to have favorable outcomes regardless of whether they receive treatment within the first year after diagnosis, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-05-17)

Thyroid cancer patients report poor quality of life despite 'good' diagnosis
Thyroid cancer survivors report poor quality of life after diagnosis and treatment compared with other patients who are diagnosed with more lethal cancers, according to new research from the University of Chicago Medicine. The findings, published in the journal Thyroid, shed light on a rarely studied outcome for a growing group of patients who are expected to soon account for 10 percent of all of American cancer survivors. (2015-12-11)

Research reveals artificial thyroid cancer epidemic
Research led by The Australian National University has found doctors around the world are over diagnosing the most common thyroid cancer, creating an artificial epidemic that costs billions of dollars each year in unnecessary medical costs. (2016-09-06)

Study finds worse survival when specific thyroid cancers spread to bone
In the largest-known study on bone metastases in thyroid cancer, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that patients with follicular and medullary thyroid cancer had the highest rate of cancer-related bone lesions and fractures and an increased risk of death. (2017-04-14)

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