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 2147 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Relationship between ultrasonographic and pathologic calcification patterns in papillary thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Bu Kyung Kim, Eun Mi Lee, Jeong Hoon Kim, So Young Oak, Su Kyoung Kwon, Young Sik Choi, Young Ok Kim

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Oct;97(41):e12675.

 

Ultrasonographic microcalcification is highly related to papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) and pathologic psammoma body is a poor prognostic factor. However, it is little known about whether the microcalcifications seen on ultrasonography are consistent with the pathologic psammoma bodies. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The Profile of Genetic Mutations in Papillary Thyroid Cancer Detected by Whole Exome Sequencing.
 

Author(s): Yi Fang, Xiao Ma, Jing Zeng, Yanwen Jin, Yong Hu, Jinjing Wang, Ran Liu, Cheng Cao

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2018 ;50(1):169-178.

 

The purpose of the study was to investigate the altered driver genes and signal pathways during progression of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) via next-generation sequencing technology.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Smad Ubiquitination Regulatory Factor 1 (Smurf1) Promotes Thyroid Cancer Cell Proliferation and Migration via Ubiquitin-Dependent Degradation of Kisspeptin-1.
 

Author(s): Chunyan Yan, Haiying Su, Xiyuan Song, Huiling Cao, Lingling Kong, Wen Cui

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2018 ;49(5):2047-2059.

 

Thyroid cancer is the most common malignancy in human endocrine system. Smad ubiquitination regulatory factor 1 (Smurf1) is an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase in ubiquitin-proteasome pathway (UPP) system. This study aimed to investigate the effects of Smurf1 on thyroid cancer proliferation ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 288 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of TERT promoter mutations in postoperative and preoperative diagnosis and prognosis in thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Anqi Jin, Jianhao Xu, Yan Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(29):e11548.

 

Telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) promoter mutations have been described in different pathological types of thyroid cancers (TC). After many types of research focusing on the mutations rate in malignant tumors, the main role of TERT promoter mutations has been changed to the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fertility Drugs Associated with Thyroid Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): QingAn Yu, XiaoYing Lv, KunPeng Liu, DaKun Ma, YaoHua Wu, WenJie Dai, HongChi Jiang

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Associations have been demonstrated between fertility drugs and a variety of hormone-sensitive carcinomas. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between fertility drugs used in the treatment of female infertility and the risk of thyroid cancer. To investigate ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Long term quality of life in differentiated thyroid cancer patients after thyroidectomy and high doses of I with or without suppressive treatment.
 

Author(s): Evanthia Giannoula, Ioannis Iakovou, Frederik A Verburg

Journal: Hell J Nucl Med. ;21(1):69-73.

 

According to international guidelines, the most frequently applied diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions for differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients are those of nuclear medicine. Differentiated thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy and over the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 23 Aug 2018

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Last Updated: 26 Jul 2018

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Trail Evaluating Apatinib With IMRT for Inoperable or Iodine Refractory Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2017

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