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Archives for October, 2008

Thyroid cancer

TOPIC: Use and misuse of thyroid cancer cell lines Title: DNA profiling analysis of 40 human thyroid cancer cell lines reveals cross-contamination resulting in cell line redundancy and mis-identification. Authors: Schweppe RE, Kloppe JP, Korch C, Pugazhenthi U, Benezra M, Knauf JA, Fagin JA, Marlow L, Copland JA, Smallridge RC, & Haugen BR. Reference: Journal […]

Early postoperative serum Tg measurement

TOPIC: Prognostic value of early postoperative serum Tg measured without TSH stimulation in DTC Title: Thyroglobulin measurement before rhTSH-aided 131 I ablation in detecting metastases from differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Authors: Giovanella L, Ceriani L, Suriano S, Ghelfo A, & Maffioli M. Reference: Clinical Endocrinology 69, 659–663, 2008 Summary Context The practice of routinely treating DTC […]

Nodule Size and Cancer

TOPIC: FNA in Subcentimeter Thyroid Nodules Title: The Value of Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy in Subcentimeter Thyroid Nodules Authors: Berker D, Aydin Y, Ustun I, Gul K, Tutuncu Y, Isik S, Delibasi T, Guler S. Reference: Thyroid 2008; 18:603-608 Summary Background The need to perform fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) on subcentimeter thyroid nodules is less clear […]