Thyroid Cancer: November 2006 Archives

New discovery paves way for thyroid cancer drug treatment

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thyroid cancerA discovery made by scientists has pointed to a brighter future in the development of drugs to more effectively target, treat and possibly even prevent inherited and non-inherited thyroid cancers.

Thyroid cancer remains a rare disease in children less than age 10, with an annual incidence of less than one per million. It is more common in older children and adolescents, with 15.4 cases per million per year in 15-19 year olds. It has a peak incidence at age 50 and beyond.

Researchers at Queen's University have uncovered the actions of a mutated protein in cells linked to thyroid cancer.

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