Thyroid Cancer in the News

July 8, 2015

Recent findings in thyroid cancer treatment, including laser ablation therapy, lenvatinib, and guidelines for treating pediatric patients, are shown in the following slides.

Thyroid cancer is a relatively rare disease that is mostly curable with treatment. Recent news reveals that ultrasound-guided laser ablation therapy can be an effective, well-tolerated treatment for benign solid and mixed thyroid nodules. Also, patients with advanced, radioiodine-refractory, differentiated thyroid cancer appear to respond to the tyrosine kinase inhibitor lenvatinib. And for the first time, the American Thyroid Association has released guidelines for treating pediatric patients with thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer.