Press Release on Thyroid Carcinoma Research: April – 2019

Lack of association between obesity and aggressiveness of differentiated thyroid cancer


Aim of this study was to guage the association between body mass index (BMI) and aggressive options of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) in a very prospective cohort.


Patients with DTC were prospectively listed at a tertiary referral center and sorted in keeping with their BMI. Aggressive clinic-pathological options were analyzed following the yankee Thyroid Association Initial Risk Stratification System score.


The cohort was composed of 432 patients: five (1.2%) were thin , 187 (43.3%) traditional weight, 154 (35.6%) overweight, 68 (15.7%) grade one weighty, 11 (2.5%) grade a pair of weighty and seven (1.6%) grade three weighty. No single feature of advanced thyroid cancer was a lot of frequent in weighty patients than in others. No important correlation was found between BMI, primary growth size (Spearman’s ρ − 0.02; p = 0.71) and ATA Initial Risk Stratification System score (ρ zero.03; p = 0.49), once adjustment for age. in keeping with the variable logistical multivariate analysis, male gender and pre-surgical designation of cancer were important predictors of cancer with high or intermediate–high repetition risk in keeping with the ATA system (OR a pair of.06 and 2.51, respectively), whereas older age at designation was a protecting issue (OR zero.98), and BMI wasn’t a predictor. BMI was a predictor of microscopic extrathyroidal extension solely (OR one.06).


Obesity wasn’t related to aggressive options during this prospective, European cohort of patients with DTC. [1]

Anatomy and Physiology of the Thyroid Gland

The endocrine gland and its main product, internal secretion, play a awfully vital role in human physiology. As such, elaborate data of endocrine gland biological science, anatomy, and physiology is crucial for any doctor managing patients with thyroid disorders. The endocrine gland is simple  organ placed anteriorly to the trachea within the lower neck. a range of conditions starting from variations or errors within the development and migration of the secretory organ throughout organogenesis to mutations that result in thyroid disfunction will have profound effects on the human physiological state. New insides, like thyroid cell clonality offer probably vital clues to thyroid carcinogenesis. Any doc acting thyroid surgery has to have intimate data of the anatomy of the endocrine gland and its close structures similarly because the massive numbers of variations they may encounter. internal secretion plays a vital role within the perform of much all human organs and tissues. Its perform

is underneath associate elaborate regulation the quality of that we have a tendency to perceive solely partly. The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis provides the classical endocrine feedback regulation, though there’s clear proof these days that every tissue might have its own distinctive regulative system similarly.

The biological science of thyroid perform is being studied in nice detail. Clinically vital molecules, just like the TSH receptor and also the iodide symporter, are known and well characterised. Such discoveries have considerably improved our understanding of thyroid physiology. As a result, new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for the management of thyroid disorders are currently out there or in development. [2]

Association Between BRAFV600E Mutation and the American College of Radiology Thyroid Imaging, Reporting and Data System in Solitary Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Rationale and Objectives: the aim of this study was to guage the associations between BRAFV600E mutation, the yankee school of Radiology (ACR) thyroid imaging, reportage and system (TI-RADS) on ultrasound and clinicopathological characteristics in patients with a solitary outgrowth thyroid cancer (PTC).

Materials and Methods: This retrospective study enclosed 397 patients with a solitary PTC, tried pathologically. BRAFV600E mutation standing was detected in operative samples by period of time fluorescent enzyme chain reaction. Associations of BRAFV600E mutation with the ACR TI-RADS and clinicopathological characteristics were analyzed.

Results: during this study, the incidence of BRAFV600E mutation was eighty one.4% (323/397) in patients with a solitary PTC. Univariate analyses showed that BRAFV600E mutation was considerably related to margin, higher ACR TI-RADS purpose scores, and Hashimoto’s redness. In variable analyses, lobulated or irregular margin was severally related to BRAFV600E mutation in total solitary PTC. what is more, each in total solitary PTC and outgrowth thyroid microcarcinoma, BRAFV600E mutation was related to ACR TI-RADS purpose scores, that was absolutely correlative with the danger of BRAFV600E mutation. There was no important relationship between BRAFV600E mutation and ACR TI-RADS purpose scores in PTC >10 millimetre. additionally, Hashimoto’s redness had a big negative association with BRAFV600E mutation.

Conclusion: A lobulated or irregular margin of the thyroid nodule is severally related to BRAFV600E mutation in patients with PTC. additionally, higher ACR TI-RADS purpose scores is AN freelance risk issue for BRAFV600E mutation, and ACR TI-RADS purpose scores is absolutely related to the danger of BRAFV600E mutation in solitary PTC, particularly in outgrowth thyroid microcarcinoma. Our findings is also useful for operative identification and medical management of PTC patients with BRAFV600E mutation. [3]

Molecular correlates and rate of lymph node metastasis of non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features and invasive follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma: the impact of rigid criteria to distinguish non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features

Thyroid tumors at one time classified as non-invasive encapsulated cyst variant of papillose thyroid malignant neoplastic disease were recently renamed ‘non-invasive follicular thyroid growth with papillary-like nuclear features’. the present study investigated the frequency of lymphoid tissue metastasis and modification profile of encapsulated cyst variant within the setting of a clinical observe wherever central neck dissection was the quality of practice. we have a tendency to outlined the impact of rigid diagnostic criteria by regrouping such tumors supported the entire absence of papillae or presence of ≤1% papillae. Of a complete of half dozen,269 papillose thyroid carcinomas, 152 tumors consummated the standards for encapsulated cyst variant. The results were stratified in keeping with 2 completely different diagnostic cutoff criteria with regard to the extent of papillae. once the cutoff of a hundred forty five papillae was used, the rates of lymphoid tissue metastasis and BRAFV600E mutation

were three and tenth in non-invasive tumors and ninth and four in invasive tumors, severally. Despite the shortage of invasive growth, one patient with BRAFV600E mutant-tumor displaying predominant cyst growth and delicate papillae developed a bone metastasis. once absence of papillose structure was applied as rigid diagnostic criteria, no BRAFV600E mutation was found all told tumors. However, central lymphoid tissue micrometastasis still occurred in three of non-invasive tumors. Non-V600E BRAF and RAS mutations were detected in four and forty seven of non-invasive tumors, severally. Our findings recommend that non-invasive cyst thyroid growth with papillose-like nuclear options mustn’t be thought to be a benign thyroid neoplasm because it will gift with lymphoid tissue micrometastasis and will not be diagnosed within the presence of even one papillary structure. Our findings underscore the first yank Thyroid Association recommendation that outlined non-invasive encapsulated cyst variants as low risk thyroid cancers. Clinical police investigation like low risk differentiated thyroid cancers and capture of this diagnostic class by Cancer Registries ought to be thought-about. [4]

Assessment of Serum Electrolytes in Hypothyroid Patients Attending Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital

Aims: The aim of gift study was to seek out out the humour concentration of 2 necessary electrolytes metallic element and metal in hypothyroid patients and establish its relationship with thyroid perform parameters.

Study Design: Hospital based mostly retrospective cross-sectional study.

Place and period of Study: Department of organic chemistry, Chitwan Medical school Teaching Hospital, Bharatpur-10, Chitwan, Nepal. Gregorian calendar month to Gregorian calendar month 2016.

Methodology: 102 hypothyroid cases were chosen based mostly upon their past history of glandular disorder and thyroid perform tests (TFTs) result. Retrospective analysis was done by screening the database of the patients.

Results: it had been found that the bulk of the hypothyroid patients were females falling below age-group of 40-59 years (p [5]


[1] Grani, G., Lamartina, L., Montesano, T., Ronga, G., Maggisano, V., Falcone, R., Ramundo, V., Giacomelli, L., Durante, C., Russo, D. and Maranghi, M., 2019. Lack of association between obesity and aggressiveness of differentiated thyroid cancer. Journal of endocrinological investigation, 42(1), pp.85-90. (Web Link)

[2] Stathatos, N., 2019. Anatomy and physiology of the thyroid gland. In The Thyroid and Its Diseases (pp. 3-12). Springer, Cham. (Web Link)

[3] Shangguan, R., Hu, Y.P., Huang, J., Yang, S.J., Ye, L., Lin, R.X., Zhu, J., Zhang, T.L., Ying, L. and Li, P., 2019. Association between BRAFV600E mutation and the American college of radiology thyroid imaging, reporting and data system in solitary papillary thyroid carcinoma. Academic Radiology, 26(2), pp.154-160. (Web Link)

[4] Molecular correlates and rate of lymph node metastasis of non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features and invasive follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma: the impact of rigid criteria to distinguish non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features

Uiju Cho, Ozgur Mete, Min-Hee Kim, Ja Seong Bae & Chan Kwon Jung

Modern Pathology volume 30, pages 810–825 (2017) (Web Link)

[5] B. Sapkota, L. and Thapa, S. (2017) “Assessment of Serum Electrolytes in Hypothyroid Patients Attending Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital”, Asian Journal of Medicine and Health, 2(2), pp. 1-5. doi: 10.9734/AJMAH/2017/30905. (Web Link)