Navigation Links
'Gene signature' test diagnoses benign thyroid growths
Date:6/17/2013

A new genetic test accurately and consistently diagnoses benign growths, or nodules, on the thyroid gland, according to a study from Chile. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

"We have developed a 'gene signature' that effectively identifies benign thyroid nodules," said Hernan Gonzalez, MD, PhD, associate professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago. "This test is potentially useful to identify patients who do not require surgery."

The thyroid gland, located in the front of the neck, secretes thyroid hormone. This hormone is involved in many bodily processes, including turning food into energy. For unknown reasons, the thyroid gland sometimes develops small nodules. Although these nodules are extremely common and usually benign, a small number are cancerous, which makes screening tests essential.

In the United States this year, slightly more than 60,000 cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed and about 1,850 related deaths will occur, according to estimates from the American Cancer Society. Of these diagnosed cases, more than 45,000 will occur in women, who develop the disease more often than men.

Fortunately, thyroid cancer usually is curable. Screening for thyroid cancer involves using a thin needle to take a biopsy of the growth, called a fine needle aspirate biopsy, which is then analyzed for cancer cells.

The problem with the currently available screening test is that it often yields inconclusive results. In one-fifth to one-fourth of these tests, the results are unclear. In addition to causing anxiety among patients, inconclusive tests lead to repeated tests to rule out cancer, or even to surgery, given that cancer is present in about 25 percent of inconclusive cases. As a result, three out of four patients have unnecessary surgery, leading to rising treatment costs and the risk of possible complications related to u
'/>"/>

Contact: Aaron Lohr
alohr@endocrine.org
240-482-1380
The Endocrine Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
2. KRAS gene mutation and amplification status affects sensitivity to antifolate therapy
3. IntegraGen launches ARISk test, a genetic screening tool for autism in high-risk children
4. Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
5. Innovation Generation
6. 2 genetic deletions in human genome linked to the development of aggressive prostate cancer
7. Head, Body Lice Are Genetically Very Similar
8. Changes in gene expression may help explain high blood pressure in pregnancy
9. Certain Genetic Regions May Be Tied to Osteoporosis
10. Researchers ID Genes That May Determine Mental Illness
11. Target set on cancer gene MCL1
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 National ... Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP, ... Administration (NHTSA) in encouraging parents of teen drivers to talk ... hit the road. , Motor vehicle crashes are the leading ... 2,055 teen drivers involved in fatal crashes, and 859 (42%) ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to live without ... world, it’s a reality. And while new shoes are considered ... walk barefoot on rocky terrain or sewage-lined streets just to ... , Buckner International's Shoes for Orphan Souls ... to encourage support for Air1 and while also providing new ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Do you ... interventions? Here comes a wonderful app Metassessor for teachers, ... development company helped its client “Intervention Development LLC” ... The app is designed for iOS 4.3 or later ... This app is optimized for iPhone 5. It is ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... October 20, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, one ... unveiled its new range of bamboo deckings . ... these natural items; they are now available at deeply ... people, it is hard to overstate the significance of ... attention to online services. The company’s workers are striving ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Having been working ... a good knowledge of customer needs. According to James, one ... covered with dazzling sequins, or with high-low skirts that add ... a huge demand. Recently, LunaDress has unveiled its new selection ... of fact, the company’s brand new items are available in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Ohio AAP Promotes National Teen Driver Safety Week 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 3Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 3Health News:High Quality Bamboo Deckings, New Items Unveiled By BambooIndustry.com 2Health News:2014 Long Prom Dresses From LunaDress Now Available In Over 20 Popular Designs 2
... that the public will use performance data to choose their ... a paper published on bmj.com today, two experts ... choice is not at present a strong lever for change, ... improved to optimise its effect. Research conducted over the ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- ... of heartburn drugs while they were pregnant did not ... a large Danish study finds. This class of ... as Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole). All ...
... 24 (HealthDay News) -- Excessive alcohol consumption -- a common ... injury and death, warns the American College of Emergency Physicians ... when they get together with family and friends. "Very ... suffer the loss of a loved one because of an ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Parents ... if they,re traveling during the holiday season, an expert warns. ... you can,t plan for everything, being prepared will help keep ... Cahill, an associate professor of pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago ...
... WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A study conducted ... for blacks than it is for whites. In fact, ... one-fifth higher than it is for whites in that state. ... on Smoking and Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease ...
... Americans get ready to travel to holiday gatherings with family and ... them are reminded that there are some things you need to ... pack a copy of all vaccination records so that you can ... those records if you board your pet while going on an ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Experts question whether patients will use performance data to choose their care 2Health News:No Link Between Heartburn Drugs and Birth Defects: Study 2Health News:No Link Between Heartburn Drugs and Birth Defects: Study 3Health News:Holiday Drinking Can Kill, Experts Warn 2Health News:Preparation Can Help Kids With Nut Allergies Travel Safely 2Health News:Black Smokers May Face Higher Death Risk Than Whites: CDC 2
(Date:10/17/2014)... -- Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR ) announced today ... for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, on Thursday, ... call to discuss these results is scheduled to begin ... Those wishing to participate should call 1-877-662-6095. A replay ... dialing 1-855-859-2056 and referencing Conference ID # 91880739. ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014 UBM Medica US announces ... leading online community and information resource for neurologists and other ... and Alzheimer disease , with discussions of the latest ... 1 million Americans have Parkinson disease , more than the ... Lou Gehrig disease. Diagnosis can be difficult because ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... Oct. 17, 2014 Research and ... "Research and Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, ... Based on the 2013 version, this update ... about dialysis industry and the relevant effect in ... dialysis industry segmentations. Moreover, it analyzes Chinese private-owned ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Neurology Times Features Coverage of Parkinson and Alzheimer Disease 2Neurology Times Features Coverage of Parkinson and Alzheimer Disease 3Research and Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, 2014-2018 2Research and Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, 2014-2018 3
... WAILEA, Hawaii and SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 27, ... from two open-label, multi-center Phase 2,clinical trials ... Injection, the company's lead product,candidate, in combination ... (docetaxel) as a second-line treatment,for patients with ...
... WIRE)--Jun 27, 2007 - Columbia,Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... multi-dose pharmacokinetic study of,vaginally-administered lidocaine, which the ... This 42-subject study was designed to provide ... bioadhesive vaginal lidocaine,formulation at three dose strengths ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pharmacyclics Announces Interim Results From Two Ongoing Phase 2,Trials Supporting Potential of Xcytrin Plus Chemotherapy to Treat,Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 2Pharmacyclics Announces Interim Results From Two Ongoing Phase 2,Trials Supporting Potential of Xcytrin Plus Chemotherapy to Treat,Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 3Pharmacyclics Announces Interim Results From Two Ongoing Phase 2,Trials Supporting Potential of Xcytrin Plus Chemotherapy to Treat,Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 4Pharmacyclics Announces Interim Results From Two Ongoing Phase 2,Trials Supporting Potential of Xcytrin Plus Chemotherapy to Treat,Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 5Columbia Laboratories Reports Positive Results from Multi-dose,Pharmacokinetic Study of Vaginally-administered Lidocaine 2Columbia Laboratories Reports Positive Results from Multi-dose,Pharmacokinetic Study of Vaginally-administered Lidocaine 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: