A new study is calling for a change in name for certain thyroid tumors. Patients diagnosed with what is currently known as noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma have a very low risk for recurrence and therefore, researchers have suggested renaming the condition.
Researchers have identified several characteristics of metastatic papillary thyroid cancer shown on preoperative ultrasound—such as node matting—that are associated with extranodal extension, an important prognostic factor linked with this disease.
The use of a standard yearly physical examination to screen for thyroid cancer among high-risk survivors of childhood and young adult cancers resulted in a negative predictive value of 100% for clinically relevant thyroid cancer and a significant cost savings compared with regular ultrasound screening.
In this video, Steven I. Sherman, MD, discusses the final overall survival analysis of the EXAM study, a randomized, placebo-controlled phase III trial of cabozantinib in medullary thyroid carcinoma patients.
Josh Kremer, MD, vice president of clinical development at Eisai, Inc, discusses results of the phase III SELECT trial, which studied lenvatinib in radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer.