Thyroid Cancer: October 2006 Archives

New Test Spots Thyroid Cancer Early


THURSDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've developed a sensitive new early detection test for thyroid cancer.

If such a test is proven to be practical, it could help diagnose the growing number of people with thyroid cancer before it spreads (metastasizes) to lymph nodes and other body sites. As with all cancers, early detection of thyroid tumors is the key to a cure.

"Our research aims to simplify diagnosis and follow-up care by identifying a reproducible biomarker that correlates directly with the presence or progression of thyroid cancer," lead researcher Dr. Andrew J. Martorella, from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, said in a prepared statement.

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