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Thyroid Cancer

  • James A. Fagin

Part of the Endocrine Updates book series (ENDO, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Wendy J. Mack, Susan Preston-Martin
    Pages 1-25
  3. Arthur B. Schneider, Jacob Robbins
    Pages 27-57
  4. Robert F. Gagel, Gilbert J. Cote
    Pages 85-103
  5. Paul Biddinger, Yuri E. Nikiforov
    Pages 105-137
  6. Yogish C. Kudva, Hossein Gharib
    Pages 139-154
  7. Michael Derwahl, Hugo Studer
    Pages 155-186
  8. Yolanda C. Oertel
    Pages 187-205
  9. Gary R. Peplinski, Samuel A. Wells Jr.
    Pages 233-254
  10. Kenneth B. Ain
    Pages 319-340
  11. A. F. Cailleux, M. J. Schlumberger
    Pages 341-350
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 351-360

About this book

Introduction

Because of its relative rarity and favorable outcome, it has not been feasible to assess medical interventions for thyroid cancer using randomized prospective trials. The approach to diagnosis and treatment relies to a great extent on information derived from retrospective studies. Overall prognosis and survival rates have been edging upward over the past two decades. This is attributed to a wider acceptance of total thyroidectomy as the primary surgical strategy. The appropriate indication of radioiodine therapy remains controversial, and physicians must be familiar with staging criteria to make educated decisions.
We are now beginning to understand the genetic mechanisms of thyroid tumor initiation and progression. There are still major challenges ahead. Thyroid Cancer provides comprehensive updates on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid neoplasms. Although the material should be of particular interest to scholars in the field, the contributors have striven to make it of practical use to physicians who treat patients with thyroid disease.

Keywords

Staging carcinoma chemotherapy imaging pathogenesis pathology tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • James A. Fagin
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism Department of Medicine College of MedicineUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4945-1
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7244-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4945-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0729
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