Thyroid Cancer


Loxo-292 Promising for Lung and Other “RET Fusion” Cancers (06-4-2018)

On Saturday, Loxo Oncology in a presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago unveiled clinical trial data for LOXO-292, a novel precision cancer medicine targeting tumors containing a mutated protein known as RET. About... Continue Reading

Lower Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Levels Elevate Risk of Thyroid Cancer (09-20-2017)

There is an increased risk of thyroid cancer associated with lower-than-normal thyroid hormone levels, a finding that could have a major impact on patients fighting the disease. The Yale-led study, published in American Association for Cancer Research... Continue Reading

Pass it On: It’s National Thyroid Awareness Month (09-8-2017)

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ that is below the Adam’s apple in the front part of the neck. It produces, stores, and releases hormones that regulate vital body functions. Thyroid cancer happens when cells in the thyroid grow out of control.... Continue Reading

Complications Decrease with Surgeon Experience in Thyroidectomy (04-6-2016)

Among patients undergoing the surgical removal of their thyroid, complications associated with the procedure are drastically reduced if surgeons perform a larger number of the surgeries per year. These results were recently published in the Annals of... Continue Reading

Lenvima® (05-28-2015)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Lenvatinib Trade Name: Lenvima® For which conditions is this drug approved? Lenvima is approved to treat people with a type of thyroid cancer called differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) when the disease can no... Continue Reading

Lenvatinib (05-28-2015)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Lenvatinib Trade Name: Lenvima® For which conditions is this drug approved? Lenvima is approved to treat people with a type of thyroid cancer called differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) when the disease can no... Continue Reading

Nexavar Shows Promise Against Aggressive Thyroid Cancers (06-17-2013)

The targeted drug Nexavar® (sorafenib) delays the growth of treatment-resistant, differentiated thyroid cancers. These results—from a Phase III clinical trial—were presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology... Continue Reading

Two Genetic Variations Linked to Thyroid Cancer (03-31-2009)

Scientists have discovered two genetic variations that result in a substantially increased risk of thyroid cancer, according to the results of a study published in Nature Genetics.1 The thyroid is a gland in the throat that produces hormones mostly related... Continue Reading

Understanding Thyroid Cancer (02-6-2009)

A guide to where the disease develops and its different forms and incidence rates The Thyroid Gland Located just below the Adam’s apple and wrapped around the windpipe, the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland regulates the body’s metabolism, which controls... Continue Reading