Medullary thyroid cancer

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Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC)

A slow-growing tumor associated with MEN.
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MEN 2A syndrome is the most common medullary thyroid cancer. Bilateral pheochromocytoma is common.
The Role of core needle biopsy and Its impact on surgical management in patients with medullary thyroid cancer: clinical experience at 3 medical institutions.
[15] also reported three cases of HS following modified radical neck dissection for medullary thyroid cancer. It has been postulated that HS might be caused not only by direct mechanical stress or compression of the stellate ganglion but also indirectly through anastomosis of the recurrent nerve, laryngeal superior nerve, and sympathetic nervous branches around the inferior thyroid artery [6].
Gundara et al., "MicroRNA profiling of sporadic and hereditary medullary thyroid cancer identifies predictors of nodal metastasis, prognosis, and potential therapeutic targets," Clinical Cancer Research, vol.
Multigenerational familial medullary thyroid cancer (FMTC): evidence for FMTC phenocopies and association with papillary thyroid cancer.
Vaughan "I've spoken to my surgeon and as it needs a longer slot than the other op it probably won't be on the 30th but it'll be within the week still," said Teresa, who has medullary thyroid cancer. "He was really pleased that I have changed my mind.
Hutchison China MediTech has initiated an open-label Phase II trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sulfatinib (HMPL-012) in patients with locally advanced or metastatic radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) or medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in China.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Medullary Thyroid Cancer - Pipeline Review, H2 2015', provides an overview of the Medullary Thyroid Cancer's therapeutic pipeline.
Also considering her medical history as well as that of her family, the doctors also recommended that Arroyo undergo a Positron Emission Tornography (PET) scan; Tumor Markers-Alpha Feto Protein for liver cancer; CEA CA 15-3 for breast cancer; 19-9 for the pancreas; and CA 125 Calcitronin for medullary thyroid cancer.
Approximately 10% of all thyroid cancers are medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) [7], which is a distinct C-cell tumor of the thyroid.