Items Tagged ‘Thyroid Cancer’

June 4, 2018

Loxo-292 Promising for Lung and Other “RET Fusion” Cancers

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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 LOXO-202 LOXO-292 is an oral precision cancer medicine that is designed to target cancers with genomic […]

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Tags: loxo 292, loxo oncology, lung, Lung Cancer, News, pancreatic, Precision Cancer Medicine, RET Fusion, Thyroid Cancer


September 20, 2017

Lower Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Levels Elevate Risk of Thyroid Cancer

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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 journal examined the effect of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) on the development of human papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). […]

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Tags: News, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone


September 8, 2017

Pass it On: It’s National Thyroid Awareness Month

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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. There are two main types of cells in the thyroid: follicular cells […]

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Tags: General Thyroid Cancer, News, Thyroid Cancer


April 6, 2016

Complications Decrease with Surgeon Experience in Thyroidectomy

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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 Surgery. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that is located at the base of the neck. It […]

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Tags: complications, failure, General Thyroid Cancer, success, surgeon, surgery, Thyroid Cancer, thyroidectomy


May 28, 2015

Lenvima®

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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 longer be treated with radioactive iodine and is progressing. It is also indicated for patients with advanced renal […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, differentiated thyroid cancer, Drug Dictionary, L, lenvatinib, Lenvima, Thyroid Cancer


May 28, 2015

Lenvatinib

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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 longer be treated with radioactive iodine and is progressing. It is also indicated for patients with advanced renal […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, differentiated thyroid cancer, Drug Dictionary, L, lenvatinib, Lenvima, Thyroid Cancer


June 17, 2013

Nexavar Shows Promise Against Aggressive Thyroid Cancers

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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 (ASCO). Differentiated thyroid cancer is the most common type of thyroid cancer and can often be cured with surgery and radioactive iodine […]

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March 31, 2009

Two Genetic Variations Linked to Thyroid Cancer

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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 to metabolic processes in the body. Approximately 37,000 new cases of thyroid cancer are diagnosed […]

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February 6, 2009

Understanding Thyroid Cancer

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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 virtually every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. The thyroid absorbs iodine from consumed food and […]

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