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.
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.