Journal of Thyroid Research

Prognostic Factors for Thyroid Carcinoma Originating from Follicular Cells


Publishing date
01 Feb 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Aug 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Surgery, Kuma Hospital, Kobe 650-0011, Japan

2Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MI 55905, USA

3Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

4Department of Endocrine Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226014, India


Prognostic Factors for Thyroid Carcinoma Originating from Follicular Cells

Description

Thyroid carcinoma originating from follicular cells generally has an indolent character compared to most other human malignancies, but cases having certain characteristics are progressive and dire prognosis. To perform appropriate surgical treatment and postoperative followup, evaluation of biological characteristics of each case is essential. There are three types of evaluations predicting prognosis of patients with thyroid carcinoma. Firstly, preoperative evaluation on imaging studies is important to decide the extent of surgery (thyroidectomy and lymph node dissection). For this purpose, ultrasonography is the most useful tool. Secondly, some clinical features are most suitable to evaluate based on intraoperative findings. Thirdly, it is well known that certain pathological and molecular features significantly affect patients' prognoses.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles and review articles to shed light on clinical, molecular, and pathological characteristics that are related to prognosis of patients with thyroid carcinoma in order to accurately discriminate high-risk patients from others. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent development in ultrasonographic evaluation for thyroid carcinoma patients
    • Comparison between ultrasound imaging and cytology or histopathology
    • Role of ultrasound in postoperative long-term followup for patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma
    • Ultrasound findings predicting malignancy of thyroid nodules and high-grade malignancy such as wide extension of tumor and lymph node metastasis
  • Development in evaluation on PET-CT scan for thyroid carcinoma
    • Prognostic impact of PET positivity of thyroid carcinoma
    • How PET-CT scan is useful for diagnosis of thyroid carcinoma
    • Indication of postoperative followup on PET-CT scan for thyroid carcinoma
  • Prognostic factors of thyroid carcinoma based on various classification systems and guidelines
  • Advances in molecular evaluation for prognosis of thyroid carcinoma
  • Advances in pathological and morphological evaluations for biological behavior of thyroid carcinoma
  • Prognosis of occult thyroid carcinoma and optimal surgical intervention for this disease
  • Indication of ablation and/or adjuvant therapy using radioactive iodine (RAI)
    • Prognosis of RAI refractory patients
  • How to follow patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma positive for antithyroglobulin antibody after total thyroidectomy

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 920631
  • - Editorial

Prognostic Factors for Thyroid Carcinoma Originating from Follicular Cells

Yasuhiro Ito | Bryan McIver | ... | Amit Agarwal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 373879
  • - Review Article

On the RET Rearrangements in Chernobyl-Related Thyroid Cancer

Sergei V. Jargin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 198313
  • - Review Article

The Role of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography in the Prognostication, Diagnosis, and Management of Thyroid Carcinoma

Brian Hung-Hin Lang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 973497
  • - Review Article

Prognostic Factors of Papillary and Follicular Carcinomas in Japan Based on Data of Kuma Hospital

Yasuhiro Ito | Akira Miyauchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 436243
  • - Clinical Study

Pattern and Risk Factors of Central Compartment Lymph Node Metastasis in Papillary Thyroid Cancer: A Prospective Study from an Endocrine Surgery Centre

Sudhi Agarwal | Gyan Chand | ... | S. K. Mishra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 230283
  • - Clinical Study

Biological Behavior of Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroid Including Squamous Cell Carcinoma Components and Prognosis of Patients Who Underwent Locally Curative Surgery

Yasuhiro Ito | Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa | ... | Akira Miyauchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 670180
  • - Clinical Study

Recombinant Human Thyrotropin-Aided Radioiodine Therapy in Patients with Metastatic Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma

Ivana Zagar | Andreja A. Schwarzbartl-Pevec | ... | Nikola Besic
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 819797
  • - Clinical Study

Clinical Significance and Prognostic Impact of Subcutaneous or Intrastrap Muscular Recurrence of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Yasuhiro Ito | Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa | ... | Akira Miyauchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 953603
  • - Clinical Study

Prognosis of Patients with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Located in One Lobe Showing Lateral Node Metastasis in the Contralateral but Not Ipsilateral Compartment

Yasuhiro Ito | Takuya Higashiyama | ... | Akira Miyauchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 530721
  • - Research Article

Preoperative Thyrotropin Serum Concentrations Gradually Increase from Benign Thyroid Nodules to Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinomas Then to Papillary Thyroid Cancers of Larger Size

Carles Zafon | Gabriel Obiols | ... | Jordi Mesa
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