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Thyroid Cancer - The Road From Genes to Successful Treatment

Ifigenia Kostoglou-Athanassiou

Department of Endocrinology, Asclepeion Hospital

An active clinical endocrinologist, head of the endocrine department of the Asclepeion Hospital, Athens, awarded her Ph.D. from the Univerisity of London. Dr. obtained her medical degree at the University of Athens and is a member of the European Society of Endocrinology and Hellenic Endocrine Society.

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Genes Mutations Thyroidectomy Lymph Nodes Resection Treatment Multikinase Inhibitors Growth Factor Inhibitors Molecular Targeted Treatment Radioiodine Treatment Side Effects Prognostic Factors

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Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine cancer. Its incidence and prevalence are increasing worldwide. Extensive research has completely changed the landscape of the biology, pathophysiology, and treatment of thyroid cancer. It has become evident that some forms of thyroid cancer have a benign biologic behavior, while others have a more malignant one. For progressive thyroid cancer, multiple growth factors and kinase inhibitors may be beneficial. Treatment of thyroid cancer with radioiodine has been also completely revised. For the reader, it is important to know everything about the incidence and prevalence of thyroid cancer. It is also important to know the result of in-depth research on the biology and pathophysiology of thyroid cancer. It is also important to recognize factors relevant to the benign biologic behavior of the disease. The advent of multiple growth factors and kinase inhibitors has revolutionized the management of the disease. The indications and adverse effects of these agents are important to know. The long-term prognosis of the disease is also an important subject and will be addressed in this book.

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About the editor

Ifigenia Kostoglou-Athanassiou

Department of Endocrinology, Asclepeion Hospital

Dr. Ifigenia Kostoglou-Athanassiou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. She is an endocrinologist who graduated from the Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She obtained an MD from the University of Athens Medical School, and a Ph.D. from the University of London. Her areas of research include breast cancer, neuroendocrinology, melatonin, thyroid cancer, vitamin D, and autoimmune diseases. She has won several awards for her research. Dr. Kostoglou-Athanassiou has published numerous papers and book chapters. Currently, she works as a consultant endocrinologist and head of the Endocrine Department, Asclepeion Hospital, Voula, Athens, Greece.

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