Thyroid Blog & News

TCC MD Profile Directory Launching Soon

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We are building a Thyroid Specialist Directory that will serve patients looking for thyroid care in their area. We feel that using the TCC demonstrates a commitment to delivering care according to the most up to date clinical practices available.

Disease Mapping: a solution to fragmented care

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Thyroid cancer patients are diagnosed and evaluated by multiple physicians across many different institutions. As a result, vital communication is lost between physicians, thus hindering their ability to provide the best quality of care. Inadequate clinical communication can result in incorrect diagnoses, inappropriate surgery, incorrect disease stratification, and pathologic interpretation. Research has shown that good […]

Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer

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The recent rise in the incidence of thyroid cancer may be due to the increase in identification of low-risk papillary thyroid cancers through the use of ultrasound and/or biopsy. Most of these small, low-risk thyroid cancers (tumors < 1 cm) do not grow or grow very slowly. A new management strategy for low-risk thyroid cancers, […]

FDA-Approved Anaplastic Thyroid Drug Combination

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Anaplastic thyroid cancer is a very aggressive and rare form of thyroid cancer. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Novartis’ Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) administered together to treat anaplastic thyroid cancer that cannot be surgically removed or has spread to other locations in the body, and is BRAF V600E […]

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TCC Attending the Thyroid Cancer Survivor’s Workshop

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The annual Thyroid Cancer Survivor’s Workshop will be held on Saturday, June 9th in Manhasset, NY, and the TCC is extremely honored to have been invited to present to the attendees.