Clinical characteristics and outcome of familial nonmedullary thyroid cancer: a retrospective controlled study.

  title={Clinical characteristics and outcome of familial nonmedullary thyroid cancer: a retrospective controlled study.},
  author={Eyal Robenshtok and Gloria Tzvetov and S Grozinsky-Glasberg and Ilana Shraga-Slutzky and Ruth Weinstein and Liora Lazar and Svetlana Serov and Joelle Singer and Dania Hirsch and Ilan Shimon and Carlos A. Benbassat},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  volume={21 1},
BACKGROUND Familial nonmedullary thyroid cancer (FNMTC) is a disease defined by clustering of thyroid cancers of follicular cell origin, and it is estimated to account for 5% of all thyroid cancers. Several studies found FNMTC to be more aggressive than sporadic disease, whereas others found them to have a similar course and outcome. The purpose of this study was to determine whether FNMTC is more aggressive than sporadic thyroid cancer. METHODS A retrospective controlled study of FNMTC… CONTINUE READING

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