Inherited cancer syndromes and the thyroid: an update.

@article{Metzger2014InheritedCS,
  title={Inherited cancer syndromes and the thyroid: an update.},
  author={Rosemarie Metzger and Mira Milas},
  journal={Current opinion in oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={51-61}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Knowledge related to hereditary thyroid cancer syndromes has expanded enormously. This review identifies contributions that have changed approaches to diagnosis and broadened treatment options for patients with hereditary medullary and nonmedullary thyroid cancers related to multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2), Cowden syndrome, and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). RECENT FINDINGS A new risk-stratification scheme based on type of RET gene mutation informs the age… CONTINUE READING