January: Thyroid Health and Thyroid Cancer
featuring Leonard Wartofsky, MD, Chairman Emeritus, Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Kristen Vella, PhD, Instructor in Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Our investment in research and pursuit of life-saving discoveries never stops, and our commitment to clinical care remains unsurpassed.
The thyroid gland has a huge impact on a person’s health and our collective mission is to fuel the development of promising new treatments and improve the lives of patients. The science has come a long way. In the past few years researchers have discovered new ways to diagnose and treat thyroid cancer without surgery, have reduced the negative effects of thyroid disorders in pregnant women including gestational diabetes and higher rates of C-Sections, and have employed radical research methods to help develop new models for treating Graves’ disease.
Our members are focused on enhancing the quality of life for patients and there is so much more to do to help relieve them of symptoms that include weight loss and weight gain, depression, weakness, high-blood pressure, heart palpitations, and many more.
The Endocrine Society supports the National Thyroid Awareness Month because it highlights the progress we have made in the past 100 years and reinforces our commitment to breakthrough discoveries in Thyroid science leading to new and evolving clinical care techniques for Thyroid disorders.
The Endocrine Society and the American Thyroid Association held a Twitter chat on thyroid function and disorder on Thursday, January 28th at 1 PM EST to celebrate Thyroid Awareness Month. Our resident thyroid expert and Society member, Dr. Alan Farwell, moderated the conversation. A transcript will be available soon. Be sure to follow @TheEndoSociety and @thyroidfriends.
- Thyroid Hormone Receptor α Plays an Essential Role in Male Skeletal Muscle Myoblast Proliferation, Differentiation, and Response to Injury
- β1-Adrenergic and M2 Muscarinic Autoantibodies and Thyroid Hormone Facilitate Induction of Atrial Fibrillation in Male Rabbits
- Thyroid Hormone Stimulation of Autophagy Is Essential for Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Activity in Skeletal Muscle
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM), established in 1941, is the world’s leading peer-reviewed journal for endocrine clinical research and clinical practice information. This month we offer three articles that focus on thyroid health and cancer. If you do not already receive JCEM, subscribe through our online store.
- DICER1 Mutations and Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma: Evidence of a Direct Association
- Maternal and Birth Characteristics Are Determinants of Offspring Thyroid Function
- Differential Clinicopathological Risk and Prognosis of Major Papillary Thyroid Cancer Variants
|Stay up to date with clinical education resources on endosessions.org. In recognition of thyroid awareness month, the Society highlights the following thyroid sessions.|
What do you think is the most important recent development in thyroid research or clinical care?
What should we expect to discover in the immediate future?