Recent Results in Cancer Research

Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

Biology – Management – Treatment

Editors: Raue, Friedhelm (Ed.)

  • Provides a comprehensive overview on the different forms of medullary thyroid carcinoma and their management
  • Describes the role of calcitonin and other tumor markers
  • Explains the use of thyroidectomy and tyrosine kinase inhibitors
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of medullary thyroid carcinoma, both in the more common sporadic form and in the familial form, multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) types 2A and 2B. The coverage includes, but is not limited to, molecular biology and genetics, pathology, clinical presentation, imaging techniques, surgical treatment, and follow-up. The role of calcitonin as a highly sensitive and specific tumor marker for the screening, diagnosis, and follow-up of MTC and metastatic disease is described, and the significance of other tumor markers is also considered. With regard to treatment, the use of thyroidectomy is fully discussed, including in children carrying the mutations in the RET proto-oncogene considered causative for MEN 2. Additionally, the value of tyrosine kinase inhibitors as the most effective treatment modality in patients with a large tumor burden or rapid tumor growth, or both, is explained. Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma and Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 will be an ideal source of up-to-date information for a wide range of practitioners, including endocrinologists, oncologists, internal medicine specialists, geneticists, and nuclear medicine physicians.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Thyroid C-Cell Biology and Oncogenic Transformation

    Cote, Gilbert J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • Histopathology of C Cells and Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

    Schmid, Kurt Werner

    Pages 41-60

  • Epidemiology and Clinical Presentation of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

    Raue, Friedhelm (et al.)

    Pages 61-90

  • Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma: Imaging

    Delorme, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 91-116

  • Calcitonin as Biomarker for the Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

    Bae, Yoon Ju (et al.)

    Pages 117-137

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-22542-5
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-22541-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36260-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma
Book Subtitle
Biology – Management – Treatment
Editors
  • Friedhelm Raue
Series Title
Recent Results in Cancer Research
Series Volume
204
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22542-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22542-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22541-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36260-1
Series ISSN
0080-0015
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 249
Topics