Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Are Practice Patterns in the United States Discordant From American Thyroid Association Guidelines?

@article{Panigrahi2010MedullaryTC,
  title={Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Are Practice Patterns in the United States Discordant From American Thyroid Association Guidelines?},
  author={Babita Panigrahi and Sanziana A Roman and Julie Ann Sosa},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={17},
  pages={1490-1498}
}
BackgroundSurgery is the mainstay of treatment for medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), with long-term patient outcomes associated with adequacy of resection. This study benchmarked national practice patterns against 2009 American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines for MTC regarding use of thyroidectomy, lymphadenectomy, radioactive iodine (RAI), and external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT).MethodsThis is a cross-sectional, retrospective cohort study of MTC patients in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and… CONTINUE READING
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