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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325623/impact-of-body-mass-index-on-survival-outcome-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Yousif Al-Ammar, Bader Al-Mansour, Omar Al-Rashood, Mutahir A Tunio, Tahera Islam, Mushabbab Al-Asiri, Khalid Hussain Al-Qahtani
INTRODUCTION: Increased body mass index (BMI) is known to be associated with the high prevalence of Differentiated Thyroid Cancers (DTC); however data on its impact on survival outcome after thyroidectomy and adjuvant therapy is scanty. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the impact of BMI on overall survival (OS) and disease free survival (DFS) rates in patients with DTC. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2011, 209 patients with DTC (papillary, follicular, hurthle cell) were treated with thyroidectomy followed by adjuvant radioactive iodine-131 (RAI) therapy and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) suppression...
February 28, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324052/skeletal-complications-and-mortality-in-thyroid-cancer-a-population-based-study
#2
Palak Choksi, Maria Papaleontiou, Cui Guo, Francis Worden, Mousumi Banerjee, Megan Haymart
Context: Although bone is a common site for tumor metastases, the burden of bone events (bone metastases and skeletal-related events (SREs)) in patients with thyroid cancer is not well known. Objective: To measure the prevalence of bone events and their impact on mortality in patients with thyroid cancer. Patients, Design, and Setting: We identified patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer between 1991-2011 from the linked Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare (SEER-Medicare) dataset...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296267/can-noninvasive-follicular-thyroid-neoplasm-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-be-distinguished-from-classic-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-follicular-adenomas-by-fine-needle-aspiration
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Tamar C Brandler, Fang Zhou, Cheng Z Liu, Margaret Cho, Ryan P Lau, Aylin Simsir, Kepal N Patel, Wei Sun
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma, a diagnosis implying malignancy as a variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), has recently been reclassified to noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) on surgical pathology. Due to the effects of such a recategorization on rate of malignancy and clinical management algorithms, it is imperative that we explore whether presurgical fine-needle aspiration can differentiate NIFTP from PTC and follicular adenoma (FA)...
March 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281551/molecular-correlates-and-rate-of-lymph-node-metastasis-of-non-invasive-follicular-thyroid-neoplasm-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-and-invasive-follicular-variant-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-the-impact-of-rigid-criteria-to-distinguish-non-invasive-follicular
#4
Uiju Cho, Ozgur Mete, Min-Hee Kim, Ja Seong Bae, Chan Kwon Jung
Thyroid tumors formerly classified as non-invasive encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma were recently renamed 'non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features'. The current study investigated the frequency of lymph node metastasis and mutational profile of encapsulated follicular variant in the setting of a clinical practice where central neck dissection was the standard of practice. We defined the impact of rigid diagnostic criteria by regrouping such tumors based on the complete absence of papillae or presence of ≤1% papillae...
March 10, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279477/the-evolution-of-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#5
Sylvia L Asa
Differentiated thyroid tumours of follicular cell derivation have traditionally been classified based on architecture, cytology, or both. The features that distinguish the various entities are controversial and diagnostic criteria are inconsistent and often irreproducible. The complexity of classification schemes has not been substantiated by molecular profiling. In this review, a simplistic approach to the diagnosis of well differentiated thyroid neoplasia is provided to challenge the dogma. The proposed classification matches the molecular profiles of these lesions and simplifies the criteria for diagnosis...
March 6, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278295/long-term-follow-up-of-papillary-and-follicular-thyroid-carcinomas-with-bone-metastasis
#6
Jen-Der Lin, Shu-Fu Lin, Szu-Tah Chen, Chuen Hsueh, Chia-Lin Li, Tzu-Chieh Chao
The aims of this study were to investigate papillary and follicular thyroid carcinomas with bone metastasis in various clinical presentations and to determine the prognostic factors after multimodality treatment. A retrospective analysis was performed of 3,120 patients with papillary and follicular thyroid carcinoma. Of these patients, 131 (including 97 women, 71.8%) were diagnosed with bone metastasis and underwent follow-up at the Chang Gung Medical Center. Patients with bone metastasis were categorized into two groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273809/proteome-analysis-of-human-follicular-thyroid-cancer-cells-exposed-to-the-random-positioning-machine
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Johann Bauer, Sascha Kopp, Elisabeth Maria Schlagberger, Jirka Grosse, Jayashree Sahana, Stefan Riwaldt, Markus Wehland, Ronald Luetzenberg, Manfred Infanger, Daniela Grimm
Several years ago, we detected the formation of multicellular spheroids in experiments with human thyroid cancer cells cultured on the Random Positioning Machine (RPM), a ground-based model to simulate microgravity by continuously changing the orientation of samples. Since then, we have studied cellular mechanisms triggering the cells to leave a monolayer and aggregate to spheroids. Our work focused on spheroid-related changes in gene expression patterns, in protein concentrations, and in factors secreted to the culture supernatant during the period when growth is altered...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271380/the-flip-side-of-niftp-an-increase-in-rates-of-unfavorable-histologic-parameters-in-the-remainder-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinomas
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Kristine S Wong, Kyle C Strickland, Trevor E Angell, Matthew A Nehs, Erik K Alexander, Edmund S Cibas, Jeffrey F Krane, Brooke E Howitt, Justine A Barletta
The term noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) was recently proposed to replace noninvasive follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) both to promote more conservative management of these tumors and spare patients the psychological burden of a cancer diagnosis. This reclassification will lower the incidence of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). In addition, it could result in an increase in the rates of unfavorable histologic prognosticators for PTC overall because NIFTPs had previously accounted for many of the PTCs without these features...
March 7, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265769/curcumin-induces-g2-m-arrest-apoptosis-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inhibition-and-expression-of-differentiation-genes-in-thyroid-carcinoma-cells
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Suzan Schwertheim, Frederik Wein, Klaus Lennartz, Karl Worm, Kurt Werner Schmid, Sien-Yi Sheu-Grabellus
PURPOSE: The therapy of unresectable advanced thyroid carcinomas shows unfavorable outcome. Constitutive nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) activation in thyroid carcinomas frequently contributes to therapeutic resistance; the radioiodine therapy often fails due to the loss of differentiated functions in advanced thyroid carcinomas. Curcumin is known for its anticancer properties in a series of cancers, but only few studies have focused on thyroid cancer. Our aim was to evaluate curcumin's molecular mechanisms and to estimate if curcumin could be a new therapeutic option in advanced thyroid cancer...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262004/update-on-the-cytologic-features-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-variants
#10
REVIEW
Marc Pusztaszeri, Manon Auger
Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), which accounts for 85-90% of all thyroid cancers, is generally an indolent tumor with long term survival rates >95%. A reliable definitive diagnosis of PTC is usually straightforward in fine needle aspirates of conventional PTC whenever the characteristic papillary and/or flat honeycomb sheet-like architecture and the typical nuclear features of chromatin pallor, nuclear enlargement, crowding, grooves and pseudoinclusions are encountered. Conventional PTC, however, has diminished in relative frequency as compared to PTC variants, especially the noninvasive follicular variant of PTC, an indolent tumor which has recently been reclassified as "noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features" (NIFTP)...
March 6, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258491/stimulated-thyroglobulin-values-above-5-6%C3%A2-ng-ml-before-radioactive-iodine-ablation-treatment-following-levothyroxine-withdrawal-is-associated-with-a-2-38-fold-risk-of-relapse-in-tg-ab-negative-subjects-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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U Mousa, A S Yilmaz, A Nar
BACKGROUND: Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) is the key parameter used in the follow-up of subjects with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Current guidelines advise its measurement to take place when Thyrotropin (TSH) levels are >30 µU/ml (stimulated Tg) and when TSH < 0.1 µU/ml (suppressed Tg). Although stimulated Tg levels <1 ng/ml have been shown to display excellent prognosis, relapses may occur despite low Tg levels. Recently, very low cut-off levels of stimulated Tg have been proposed for determining the recurrence risk in these subjects...
March 3, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257096/expression-of-autophagy-related-proteins-in-different-types-of-thyroid-cancer
#12
Hye Min Kim, Eun-Sol Kim, Ja Seung Koo
Thyroid cancer is common type of malignant tumor in humans, and the autophagy status of such tumors may vary according to subtype. This study aimed to investigate the expression and implications of the major autophagy-related molecules light chain (LC) 3A, LC3B, p62, and BNIP-3 in human thyroid carcinoma. Tissue microarrays were constructed from 555 thyroid cancers (papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC): 342; follicular carcinoma (FC): 112; medullary carcinoma (MC): 70; poorly differentiated carcinoma (PDC): 23; and anaplastic carcinoma (AC): 8) and 152 follicular adenomas (FAs)...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256480/multiple-primary-cancers-simultaneously-occurring-prostate-cancer-and-other-primary-tumors-our-experience-and-literature-search
#13
A A Popoola, O O Abiola, T Buhari, A F Ushie, H B Olanipekun, A K Arogundade
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer is a leading cause of death in men all over the world, and it is becoming an increasing public health burden in sub-Saharan Africa. In our practice, we identified that prostate cancer co-existed with other primary cancers even in noncontiguous regions of the body and this co-existence impacted on our management of these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied a 2-year period (June 2012-July 2014), the records of patients in our hospital with prostate cancer, who in addition, had other primary cancers; and studied the management and outcomes of these patients...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256078/ultrasonography-and-cytology-as-predictors-of-noninvasive-follicular-thyroid-niftp-neoplasm-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-importance-of-the-differential-diagnosis-with-the-invasive-encapsulated-follicular-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#14
LETTER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255152/follicular-thyroid-cancer-with-sternal-metastasis-challenges-and-outcomes
#15
M A Syazni, H S Gendeh, N R Kosai, A R Ramzisham, B S Gendeh, N H Basiron, F H Imran
Sternal metastasis from differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) is rare and presents a conundrum for surgeons. We present a lady diagnosed with follicular thyroid carcinoma and sternal metastasis who underwent thyroidectomy, sternectomy and sternoplasty with titanium mesh and acrylic plate. She developed a surgical site infection, of which multiple conservative approaches were attempted. She eventually required removal of the implant. Closure of sternal defect was completed with bilateral pectoralis major advancement flaps...
February 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249616/tumor-to-tumor-metastases-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-into-a-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
#16
Jin Soo Andy Song, S Mark Taylor, Jonathan Trites, Matthew H Rigby, Martin Joseph Bullock, Jennifer Merrimen, Ricardo Rendon, Robert D Hart
BACKGROUND: Thyroid metastases to distant sites are uncommon incidents, most often metastasizing to the lungs and bones. Rates of metastasis to the kidney are particularly low, ranging from 2.8-3.8% for papillary and 6-20% for follicular variants of well-differentiated thyroid cancers (WDTCs). In rare instances, tumor-to-tumor metastasis between two true primary neoplasms can occurs. This medical phenomenon has previously occurred as a clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) spreading to a WDTC...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242987/renal-metastasis-and-dual-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-and-131-i-avid-skeletal-metastasis-in-a-patient-with-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#17
Prashanth Kulkarni, Pobbi Setty Radhakrishna Gupta Rekha, Meghana Prabhu, Sunil Hejjaji Venkataramarao, Nalini Raju, Naveen Hedne Chandrasekhar, Subramanian Kannan
Differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) though usually behaves in an indolent manner, can have unusual metastatic presentation. Initial presentation of metastatic disease has been reported in 1-12% of DTC being less frequent in papillary (~2%) than in follicular (~10%) thyroid carcinoma. Renal metastasis from DTC is very rare. To our knowledge, only about 30 cases have been reported in the English literature to date. To make clinicians aware that management of such high-risk thyroid cancer frequently requires novel multimodality imaging and therapeutic techniques...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28234980/rac1b-overexpression-stimulates-proliferation-and-nf-kb-mediated-anti-apoptotic-signaling-in-thyroid-cancer-cells
#18
Márcia Faria, Paulo Matos, Teresa Pereira, Rafael Cabrera, Bruno A Cardoso, Maria João Bugalho, Ana Luísa Silva
Overexpression of tumor-associated RAC1b has been recently highlighted as one of the most promising targets for therapeutic intervention in colon, breast, lung and pancreatic cancer. RAC1b is a hyperactive variant of the small GTPase RAC1 and has been recently shown to be overexpressed in a subset of papillary thyroid carcinomas associated with unfavorable outcome. Using the K1 PTC derived cell line as an in vitro model, we observed that both RAC1 and RAC1b were able to induce a significant increase on NF-kB and cyclin D1 reporter activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231576/molecular-markers-involved-in-tumorigenesis-of-thyroid-carcinoma-focus-on-aggressive-histotypes
#19
Gustavo C Penna, Fernanda Vaisman, Mario Vaisman, Manuel Sobrinho-Simões, Paula Soares
Thyroid cancer derived from follicular cells (TCDFC) comprises well-differentiated (papillary and follicular) carcinoma, poorly differentiated carcinoma, and anaplastic carcinoma. Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common endocrine cancer, and its incidence is steadily increasing. Lethality and aggressiveness of TCDFC is inversely correlated with differentiation degree. In this review, an emphasis has been put on molecular markers involved in tumorigenesis of thyroid carcinoma with a focus on aggressive histotypes and the role of such biomarkers in predicting thyroid cancer outcome...
February 24, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223365/the-eortc-module-for-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-thyroid-cancer-phase-iii
#20
Susanne Singer, Susan Jordan, Laura D Locati, Monica Pinto, Iwona M Tomaszewska, Claudia Araujo, Eva Hammerlid, E Vidhubala, Olga Husson, Naomi Kiyota, Christine Brannan, Dina Salem, Eva Gamper, Juan Ignacio Arraras, Georgios Ioannidis, Guy Andry, Johanna Inhestern, Vincent Gregoire, Lisa Licitra
We pilot-tested a questionnaire measuring health related quality of life (QoL) in thyroid cancer patients to be used with the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) core questionnaire EORTC QLQ-C30. A provisional questionnaire with 47 items was administered to patients treated for thyroid cancer within the last 2 years. Patients were interviewed about time and help needed to complete the questionnaire and whether they found the items understandable, confusing, or annoying. Items were kept in the questionnaire if they fulfilled pre-defined criteria: relevant to the patients, easy to understand, not confusing, few missing values, neither floor nor ceiling effects, and high variance...
February 21, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
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