Lymph Nodes Signal Aggressive Thyroid Cancers in Younger Patients



Patients under age 45 with thyroid cancer that has spread to lymph nodes in the neck are at a greater risk of dying, according to new research by a team of faculty at the DCI and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. The study, "Presence and Number of Lymph Node Metastases Are Associated With Compromised Survival for Patients Younger Than Age 45 Years With Papillary Thyroid Cancer," was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and was written by a research team including senior author Julie Sosa, MD, MA.

Read a press release covering this story by Duke Medicine News and Communications, or the full article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.