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7th Global Summit on Cancer Therapy

Dubai, UAE

Sadir J Alrawi

Sadir J Alrawi

Tawam Hospital, UAE

Title: New developments in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer

Biography

Biography: Sadir J Alrawi

Abstract

Thyroid cancer exists in several forms. Differentiated thyroid cancers include papillary and follicular histologies. These tumors exist along a spectrum of differentiation, and their incidence continues to climb. A number of advances in the diagnosis and treatment of differentiated thyroid cancers now exist. These include molecular diagnostics and more advanced strategies for risk stratification. Medullary cancer arises from the parafollicular cells and not the follicular cells. Therefore, diagnosis and treatment differs from differentiated thyroid tumors. Genetic testing and newer adjuvant therapies has changed the diagnosis and treatment of medullary thyroid cancer. This presentation will focus on the epidemiology, diagnosis, work-up, and advanced treatment of both differentiated and medullary thyroid cancers, focusing specifically on newer developments in the field.rn