Telomere length is shorter in affected members of families with familial nonmedullary thyroid cancer.

BACKGROUND The theory that short telomere length and genetic defects in maintaining telomere length are associated with familial nonmedullary thyroid cancer (FNMTC) is controversial. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine whether telomere length and genes involved in maintaining telomere length are altered in FNMTC. METHODS Blood samples were… (More)