CQ30. What Are Prognostic Factors of Medullary Carcinoma?

  • Shinya UchinoEmail author
  • Daishu Miura
  • Takahiro Okamoto


Since serum CEA and calcitonin levels are sensitive tumor markers of medullary thyroid carcinoma, they can be used not only on the evaluation of carcinoma relapse that is manifest and tangible on physical findings and imaging studies, but also on biochemical relapses in which these laboratory data are the measure of treatment outcomes [1, 2]. The literature was surveyed regarding prognostic factors for these outcomes.


Prognostic Factor Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Recurrent Case Extrathyroid Extension Calcitonin Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNoguchi Thyroid Clinic and Hospital FoundationBeppuJapan
  2. 2.Department of Breast and Endocrine SurgeryToranomon HospitalTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Endocrine Surgery and Hygiene & Public Health IITokyo Women’s Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

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