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Scent dog identifies thyroid cancer with impressive accuracy


9 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A trained scent dog identified correctly whether urine sample from patients contained traces of thyroid cancer or were benign in 88.2 percent of cases, new research found. Study senior investigator Donald Bodenner, MD, PhD said "Current diagnostic procedures for thyroid cancer often yield uncertain results, leading to recurrent medical procedures…

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New drug delays progression of thyroid cancer


13 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new thyroid cancer drug may delay the progression of the disease five times longer, new research shows. The new oral drug called lenvatinib acts as a targeted therapy that fights cancer by preventing the growth of new blood vessels that feed the cancer, researchers explained. In clinical trials, lenvatinib…