Thyroid Cancer: A Clinical Overview and A Useful Laboratory Manual
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Editor: Silvia Cantara

Thyroid Cancer: A Clinical Overview and A Useful Laboratory Manual

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $96
Printed Copy: US $77
Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-1-60805-750-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-749-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2013
DOI: 10.2174/97816080574981130101

Introduction

Thyroid nodules have a high prevalence in populations where iodine deficiency rates are high and in people older than 50 years. Considering that only 5-10% of thyroid nodules are of malignant nature, it is apparent that the clinical issue is the cost-effective differential diagnosis between benign nodules and the malignant ones. This e-book addresses this key issue by giving readers a general overview on the clinical aspect of thyroid nodules and specific details on molecular characterization of the nodules. This e-book is particularly suitable for novice endocrinologists but laboratory biologists and technicians involved in the pre-surgical diagnosis of thyroid cancer can also benefit from the additional technical details offered in this text.

Indexed in: Book Citation Index, Science Edition, EBSCO.

Foreword

- Pp. i
Dario Giuffrida
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Preface

- Pp. ii-iii (2)
Silvia Cantara
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iv
Silvia Cantara
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Acknowledgements

- Pp. v
Silvia Cantara
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Thyroid Nodules

- Pp. 3-14 (12)
Furio Pacini and Tala J. H. Pablo

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Alternative Methods for the Diagnosis of Thyroid Nodules

- Pp. 15-24 (10)
Paolo E. Macchia

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Oncogenes Involved in Thyroid Cancer Development

- Pp. 25-40 (16)
Silvia Cantara

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Methods for Oncogene Analysis in Thyroid FNAC

- Pp. 41-63 (23)
Silvia Cantara

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Familial Non-Medullary Thyroid Cancer

- Pp. 64-75 (12)
Stefania Marchisotta

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Thyroid Cancer of Parafollicular Origin: Medullary Carcinoma

- Pp. 76-84 (9)
Maria G. Castagna

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Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor and Target Therapy

- Pp. 85-95 (11)
Brilli Lucia

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Potential Markers for the Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer

- Pp. 96-111 (16)
Silvia Cantara

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Appendix

- Pp. 112
Silvia Cantara
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Subject Index

- Pp. 113-115 (3)
Silvia Cantara
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