Analysis of ret/PTC gene rearrangements refines the fine needle aspiration diagnosis of thyroid cancer.

Papillary carcinoma (PC) represents the most common malignancy of the thyroid gland. Therefore, the assessment of fine needle aspiration biopsies of thyroid nodules rests heavily on the identification of nuclear features of PC. The ret/PTC oncogene, formed by several gene rearrangements, is specific for PC among thyroid tumors. In this study we examined… CONTINUE READING