Thyroid Disorders and Cancer


New Guidelines, Testing, and Treatments

Hear the latest news, learn about exciting research, and apply guidelines to stay at the leading edge of understanding and treating thyroid disease at a time of changing standards in diagnosis and care.

New Thyroid Surgery Technique Leaves No Visible Scar, but Experts Warn Caution
January 2017 | A new endoscopic thyroidectomy procedure eliminates visible scars, but endocrine experts caution that the outcomes may not be the same as traditional surgeries…

Saving Face: Why Patients Seek Robotic Thyroidectomy
October 2016 | Although it’s an “off-label” procedure that has only been mastered by a handful of surgeons in the US, some patients are opting for a robotic transaxillary thyroidectomy…

Probability Data Could Better Direct Lymph Node Removal for Thyroid Cancer
August 2016 | Surgeons operating on patients with advanced thyroid cancer are often conflicted when deciding how many lymph nodes they should remove to reduce the patient’s risk of recurrence…

Fairytales: Dispelling Pediatric Thyroid Cancer Myths
June 2015 | Misrepresentations surround the occurrence, causes, and treatment of thyroid cancer in the pediatric patient population. It’s not as “rare” as once thought, and despite its treatability…

A Risk-Based Approach to Thyroid Nodules
CEU Session | No credit available
Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH
Review current diagnostic tools and learn risk-based approaches to identifying nodules that are most likely cancerous.

Low Risk Thyroid Cancer
CEU Session | No credit available
Stephanie L. Lee, MD, PhD
What defines a low-risk cancer and how does surgery and radioactive iodine play a role in treatment? Hear about guideline updates and learn strategies to identify and treat low-risk thyroid cancer.

Congenital Hypothyroidism Practice Improvement Module: Diagnosis and Management
Practice Resource | 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and ABIM MOC Part 4 points
Faculty: Rosalind S. Brown MD; Stephen LaFranchi, MD; Susan R. Rose, MD; and Ari Wassner, MD
Improve your screening and care for pediatric patients with primary CH using updated performance measures. Developed in partnership with the Pediatric Endocrine Society.

Interpretation of Challenging Thyroid Function Tests
ENDO Session | No credit available
Victor Joseph Bernet, MD
What can you do when there isn’t a conclusive answer? Follow case-based discussions to learn about tools and tricks to thyroid testing.

New Treatments for Advanced Thyroid Cancer
CEU Satellite Symposium | 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Lori J. Wirth, MD
Learn which patients are most likely to benefit from new MKI therapies and how to optimize treatment.

Thyroid Nodules and Cancer Guidelines in Children
CEU Session | No credit available
Gary Lee Francis, MD, PhD
Are thyroid nodules in children actually as rare as we think? Hear the most recent updates in testing for malignancy and treating thyroid cancer in children.

Ultrasound and Molecular Diagnostics in the Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules
ENDO Session | No credit available
Jennifer Anne Sipos, MD
Updated guideline discussion on risk stratification, cytology, and molecular diagnostics to manage practice challenges in assessing thyroid nodules.

Thyroid Digital Toolkit
Patient Resource | No credit available
Reviewer: Alan P. Farwell, MD
Interactive and downloadable resources and information for patients with questions about thyroid health and disease.

Thyroid Ultrasound Workshops 2016
Workshop Webcast | 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and ABIM MOC Part 2 points
Introductory Planning Chairs: Jennifer Sipos, MD and Joshua P. Klopper, MD
Advanced Planning Chair: Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH
Improve your ultrasound skills with lessons on techniques for FNA and diagnostic testing, as well as guides to interpreting challenging results.

Endocrine Facts & Figures: Thyroid
Research Resource | No credit available
Advisory Panel Chair: Robert A. Vigersky, MD
Updated epidemiological data and in-depth discussion on several types of thyroid disease with current citations and expert insights.

Clinical, Sonographic, and Pathological Characteristics of RAS-Positive versus BRAF-Positive Thyroid Carcinoma
JCEM | September 30, 2016
Sujay Kakarmath, Howard T. Heller, Caroline A. Alexander, Edmund S. Cibas, Jeffrey F. Krane, Justine A. Barletta, Neal I. Lindeman, Mary C. Frates, Carol B. Benson, et. al., Atul A. Gawande, Nancy L. Cho, Matthew Nehs, Francis D. Moore, Ellen Marqusee, Mathew I. Kim, P. Reed Larsen, Norra Kwong, Trevor E. Angell, and Erik K. Alexander
Mutations in the BRAF and RAS oncogenes are responsible for most well-differentiated thyroid cancer. Yet, our clinical understanding of how BRAF-positive and RAS-positive thyroid cancers…

Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction and the Risk of Cognitive Decline: a Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies
JCEM | September 30, 2016
Carole Rieben, Daniel Segna, Bruno R. da Costa, Tinh-Hai Collet, Layal Chaker, Carole E. Aubert, Christine Baumgartner, Osvaldo P. Almeida, Eef Hogervorst, Stella Trompet, Kamal Masaki, Simon P. Mooijaart, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Robin P. Peeters, Douglas C. Bauer, Drahomir Aujesky, and Nicolas Rodondi
Although both overt hyper- and hypothyroidism are known to lead to cognitive impairment, data on the association between subclinical thyroid dysfunction and cognitive function are conflicting…

Impact of Levothyroxine in Miscarriage and Preterm Delivery Rates in First Trimester Thyroid Antibody-Positive Women With TSH Less Than 2.5 mIU/L
JCEM | July 26, 2016
Roberto Negro, Alan Schwartz, and Alex Stagnaro-Green
Thyroid disease during pregnancy is associated with multiple adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. In particular, multiple observational studies have demonstrated an association between the presence…

Factitious Graves' Disease Due to Biotin Immunoassay Interference—A Case and Review of the Literature
JCEM | June 30, 2016
Marianne S. Elston, Shekhar Sehgal, Stephen Du Toit, Tania Yarndley, and John V. Conaglen
Biotin (vitamin B7) is an essential co-factor for four carboxylases involved in fatty acid metabolism, leucine degradation, and gluconeogenesis. The recommended daily intake (RDI) of biotin…

Diverse Genotypes and Phenotypes of Three Novel Thyroid Hormone Receptor-α Mutations
JCEM | May 4, 2016
Korcan Demir, Anja L. M. van Gucht, Muammer Büyükinan, Gönül Çatlı, Yavuz Ayhan, Veysel Nijat Baş, Bumin Dündar, Behzat Özkan, Marcel E. Meima, W. Edward Visser, Robin P. Peeters, and Theo J. Visser
Recently several patients with resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH)-α due to T3 receptor-α (TRα) mutations were identified. The phenotype of these patients consists of varying degrees…

Dynamic Risk Stratification in Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Treated Without Radioactive Iodine
JCEM | March 29, 2016
Denise P. Momesso, Fernanda Vaisman, Samantha P. Yang, Daniel A. Bulzico, Rossana Corbo, Mario Vaisman, and R. Michael Tuttle
Although response to therapy assessment is a validated tool for dynamic risk stratification in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) treated with total thyroidectomy (TT)…

Maternal and Birth Characteristics Are Determinants of Offspring Thyroid Function
JCEM | November 19, 2015
Tim I. M. Korevaar, Layal Chaker, Vincent W. V. Jaddoe, Theo J. Visser, Marco Medici, and Robin P. Peeters
Intrauterine adaptation to the outside environment is an important mechanism via which the fetus increases its chance to thrive after birth. Therefore, various maternal-, pregnancy-, and labor-related factors…

DICER1 Mutations and Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma: Evidence of a Direct Association
JCEM | November 10, 2015
Meilan M. Rutter, Pranati Jha, Kris Ann P. Schultz, Amy Sheil, Anne K. Harris, Andrew J. Bauer, Amanda L. Field, James Geller, and D. Ashley Hill
DICER1 germline mutation carriers have an increased predisposition to cancer, such as pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) and Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor (SLCT), and a high prevalence of multinodular goiter…

Management of Thyroid Dysfunction during Pregnancy and Postpartum
JCEM | July 2, 2013
Leslie De Groot, Marcos Abalovich, Erik K. Alexander, Nobuyuki Amino, Linda Barbour, Rhoda H. Cobin, Creswell J. Eastman, John H. Lazarus, Dominique Luton, Susan J. Mandel, Jorge Mestman, Joanne Rovet, and Scott Sullivan
Practice guidelines are presented for diagnosis and treatment of patients with thyroid-related medical issues just before and during pregnancy and in the postpartum interval. These include evidence-based…

12th Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association Congress
Dates: March 16 - 19, 2017
Location: Busan, South Korea
Sponsor: Korean Thyroid Association

ENDO 2017 Preconference Event
Introductory and Advanced Hands-On Thyroid Ultrasound Workshops

Dates: March 31, 2017
Location: Orlando, Florida, United States
Sponsor: Endocrine Society

ENDO 2017 Preconference Event
American Thyroid Association Spring 2017 Satellite Symposium

Dates: March 31, 2017
Location: Orlando, Florida, United States
Sponsor: American Thyroid Association

87th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association
Dates: October 18 - 22, 2017
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Sponsor: American Thyroid Association

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