RET mutation status in medullary thyroid cancer(MTC) patients and the significance of genetic screening for mutations in their immediate relatives--a preliminary report.

@article{Menon2005RETMS,
  title={RET mutation status in medullary thyroid cancer(MTC) patients and the significance of genetic screening for mutations in their immediate relatives--a preliminary report.},
  author={Malini M Menon and Mangala R Simha},
  journal={Indian journal of pathology & microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={161-5}
}
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) 2A is an inherited disease characterized by the development of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), pheochromocytoma(PHCH) and hyperparathyroidism(HPT). It has recently been shown to be associated with germline mutations in the RET proto-oncogene. Genetic testing for RET mutations will, therefore allow the identification of people with asymptomatic MEN 2 who can be offered prophylactic thyroidectomy and biochemical screening as preventive measures. No genetic… CONTINUE READING