Next generation sequencing test improves detection of thyroid cancer, reduces unnecessary surgeries
from Medical Xpress
A new test for genetic markers that can identify which lumps in the thyroid gland are cancerous and which are harmless — potentially preventing unneeded operations — will make its debut Oct. 1 for patients seeking care at the UPMC/UPCI Multidisciplinary Thyroid Center. Growth of a small mass or nodule of the thyroid gland, which is located in the "Adam's apple" area of the neck, is very common, particularly with aging, said Yuri Nikiforov, M.D., Ph.D.
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