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Thyroid

DCEG researchers conduct studies on thyroid cancer. The four main types of thyroid cancer are papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic. In addition to the selected studies below, investigators routinely monitor shifting incidence trends for multiple malignancies, including cancers of the thyroid. Learn more about our research using descriptive epidemiological methods.

 

  • Chernobyl Childhood Thyroid Dosimetry

    A coordinated study of thyroid cancer and other thyroid diseases in a cohort of 25,000 persons from Belarus and Ukraine who were exposed in childhood to fallout from the Chernobyl Nuclear accident.

  • International Pooled Analysis of Risk Factors for Thyroid Cancer

    An analysis of thyroid cancer risk combining data from prospective studies in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia

  • Perinatal Exposures and Thyroid Cancer Risk

    Thyroid cancer incidence is much higher in women than men, and this sex difference peaks during the reproductive years. This study investigates perinatal characteristics and exposures in Nordic women.

  • Thyroid Cancer Risk Assessment Tool (TCRAT)

    The R package thyroid implements a risk prediction model developed by NCI researchers to calculate the absolute risk of developing a second primary thyroid cancer (SPTC) in individuals who were diagnosed with a cancer during their childhood.