New Cancer Gene Therapy Findings Reported from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University (Update on the molecular diagnosis and targeted therapy of thyroid cancer)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Gene Therapy Week -- New research on Biotechnology is the subject of a report. According to news reporting out of Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Thyroid cancer (TC) is the most common endocrine malignancy with steadily increasing incidence over the past few decades. Although standard strategies for the management of TC offer optimal outcomes in TC patients with favorable histological types at early stage, challenges arising from diagnosis and therapy still exist during clinical practice."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, "A number of genetic alterations have been described in thyroid cancer, which provides an unprecedented opportunity for the identification of novel diagnostic and prognostic molecular markers as well as novel therapeutic targets. Molecular-targeted therapies, which have been investigated recently with increasing success, may prove to be a breakthrough in patients with advanced, radioiodine-refractory thyroid cancers."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This review summarizes the latest progression in molecular diagnosis and targeted therapy of TC."
For more information on this research see: Update on the molecular diagnosis and targeted therapy of thyroid cancer. Medical Oncology, 2014;31(6):71-79. Medical Oncology can be contacted at: Humana Press Inc, 999 Riverview Drive Suite 208, Totowa, NJ 07512, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Medical Oncology - www.springerlink.com/content/1357-0560/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Affiliated Peoples Hosp 6, Dept. of Nucl Med, Shanghai 200233, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include M.M. Ruan and L.B. Chen (see also Biotechnology).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Biotechnology, Shanghai, Genetics, Oncology, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Neoplasms, Cancer Gene Therapy, People's Republic of China
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