To evolve thyroid cancer care to its highest level of excellence by providing the most comprehensive and personalized treatment to patients over a lifetime.
We will accomplish this by maintaining a detailed record of all aspects of individual thyroid cancer patients' disease and treatment in a database accessible (by permission) to all care providers as well as patients.
We will vigilantly monitor individual records and analyze comprehensive data to identify risk factors and new treatment opportunities for all our members. We will alert patients to timely follow up assessments and relevant research findings.
Through this collaborative system, patients will receive the benefit of centralized medical data reporting related to their thyroid cancer treatment to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of communication between care providers through a HIPAA compliant system.
Established in 2010, the Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative (TCCC) is a unique concept in patient care.
The TCCC is both a tool to record and monitor individual patient records and a rigorous and comprehensive approach to analyzing data and applying results to the unique and specific needs of each patient. This is accomplished through the observation and research of dedicated professionals.
Our professionals, under the leadership of Dr. Mark Urken, represent experts in the fields of otolaryngology, general surgery, endocrinology, medical oncology and nuclear medicine.
The Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative is funded by the THANC Foundation. The THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation was established in 2003. An essential part of its mission is to support research to better understand the cause and progression of thyroid cancer and advance new therapeutic approaches to relieve suffering and enhance quality of life of patients.
The New Guidelines from American Thyroid Association (ATA) Call for Preoperative Imaging of Thyroid Cancer Patients
A review of the article “Preoperative Imaging for Thyroid Cancer: Beyond Ultrasonography” published by Drs Lisa Orloff and Gregory Randolph, both TCC users and experts in the field. Read More
Thyroid Cancer as a Result of Fukushima Radiation Exposure in Japan?
A Japanese woman speaks out against the Japanese government’s denial of ties between thyroid cancer and the radiation that spewed from Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant in 2011. Read More
TCC User Publishes Paper on Alternative Treatment for Small Thyroid Cancers
TCC user, Ralph Tufano, MD, MBA, highlights the importance of considering active surveillance as a care plan for patients with small thyroid cancers as an alternative to conventional surgery, in combination with radioactive iodine in select patients. Read More
Washington Post Article Highlights Potentially Overlooked Symptoms that Indicate Thyroid Related Diseases
A review of the article “Weird aches, dry skin, horrible fatigue, puffy face: I had a thyroid problem,” published in The Washington Post on May 23, 2016 and written by Suzanne Allard Levingston. Read More