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 … Continue reading Thyroid cancer patients report poor quality of life despite ‘good’ diagnosis

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Ionizing radiation exposure promotes fusion oncogene formation

The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exposed hundreds of thousands of individuals to high levels of ionizing radiation. In the years immediately following the disaster, there was a sharp increase in the number of papillary thyroid cancers (PTC) in patients that were children at the time of the explosion. In a recent issue … Continue reading Ionizing radiation exposure promotes fusion oncogene formation

Data reaffirms test’s ability to identify benign thyroid nodules

A Gene Expression Classifier test can drastically reduce the problem of unnecessary surgeries in thyroid nodule assessment The latest study co-led by a CU School of Medicine researcher has confirmed that a Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) test can drastically reduce the problem of unnecessary surgeries in thyroid nodule assessment. These indeterminate nodules are being evaluated … Continue reading Data reaffirms test’s ability to identify benign thyroid nodules