Practical Management of Thyroid Cancer

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Ernest L. Mazzaferri
  • Clive Harmer
  • Ujjal K. Mallick
  • Pat Kendall-Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Radioiodine and external radiation therapy

    1. Ernest L. Mazzaferri
      Pages 1-28
  3. The UK Multidisciplinary Approach to Management of Thyroid Cancer

  4. The Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Petros Perros
      Pages 75-81
    3. Geoffrey Mitchell, Duncan Leith
      Pages 83-93
    4. Anne Marie McNicol
      Pages 95-107
    5. Wilmar M. Wiersinga
      Pages 109-117
  5. Initial Thyroid Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Nadine R. Caron, Cord Sturgeon, Orlo H. Clark
      Pages 121-134
    3. Douglas B. Villaret, Ernest L. Mazzaferri
      Pages 135-147
    4. Thomas W.J. Lennard
      Pages 165-168
  6. Non-surgical Management of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Masud S. Haq, Clive Harmer
      Pages 171-191
  7. Follow-up Management of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Furio Pacini, Martin J. Schlumberger
      Pages 201-210
    3. Carole A. Spencer, Shireen Fatemi
      Pages 211-228
    4. Martin J. Schlumberger, Sophie M. Leboulleux, Furio Pacini
      Pages 229-236
  8. Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Aldo Pinchera, Rossella Elisei
      Pages 255-279
    3. Sanjay Popat, Richard S. Houlston
      Pages 281-299
  9. Thyroid Cancer in Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Nicholas J. Sarlis, Wellington Hung
      Pages 303-320
    3. James A. Fagin, Yuri E. Nikiforov
      Pages 321-326
  10. Diagnostic Imaging Studies for Thyroid Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. David L. Richardson
      Pages 335-340
    3. Julian E. Kabala
      Pages 359-368
  11. Papillary Microcarcinoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. William D. Drucker, Richard J. Robbins
      Pages 371-389
  12. Aggressive Thyroid Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Masud S. Haq, Clive Harmer
      Pages 393-402
    3. Jan Tennvall, Göran Lundell, Göran Wallin
      Pages 403-409
  13. Future Developments and Directions for Research in Thyroid Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. Matthew D. Ringel
      Pages 423-428
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 435-445

About this book


Practical Management of Thyroid Cancer follows the American and European model of treating thyroid cancer according to the high standards recommended by the available guidelines. All rare and curable cancers including thyroid cancers with a good prognosis should be treated by a multidisciplinary team of experts following published guidelines. This essential volume is therefore directed not only to the management of thyroid cancer in developed countries but is also the model that will be highly attractive to the developing countries.

This is an invaluable reference to health care professionals, from primary to tertiary care, involved in the management of thyroid cancer such as clinical nurse specialists, clinical psychologists, family medicine practitioners, specialists in palliative care (especially for anaplastic thyroid cancers), genetics as well as surgeons, endocrinologists, oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ernest L. Mazzaferri
    • 1
    • 2
  • Clive Harmer
    • 3
  • Ujjal K. Mallick
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • Pat Kendall-Taylor
    • 7
  1. 1.The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.University of FloridaGainsvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiotherapyRoyal Marsden HospitalLondonUK
  4. 4.Northern Centre for Cancer TreatmentNewcastle upon TyneUK
  5. 5.Thyroid Cancer SubgroupNational Cancer Research InstituteUK
  6. 6.Northern Cancer Network Thyroid Cancer GroupUK
  7. 7.Department of MedicineUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneUK

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