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Current research on thyroid cancer includes work being done to find better ways to diagnose and treat the disease. Researchers are studying new ways to diagnose thyroid cancer before it has spread. For example, researchers have found a protein in the blood that may be an early marker for the cancer. Research is also being conducted on new types of surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, radioactive iodine treatment, and different combinations of these treatments.

Research on Thyroid Cancer: An Introduction

Doctors and scientists all over the country are conducting thyroid cancer research. These research studies are designed to answer important questions and to find out whether new approaches are safe and effective. Thyroid cancer research has already led to many advances, and researchers continue to search for more effective methods to treat thyroid cancer.
 

Current Areas of Focus in Thyroid Cancer Research

Researchers are currently studying new types of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radioactive iodine therapy, and different combinations of these types of treatments for thyroid cancer. They are also studying new ways to diagnose thyroid cancer before it has spread (metastasizes). For example, researchers have found a protein in the blood that may be an early marker for thyroid cancer. This may eventually lead to a better thyroid cancer screening test for people at risk.
 
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