© 2005

Thyroid Cancer

  • H.-J. Biersack
  • F. Grünwald


  • Complete coverage of all available diagnostic tools

  • Includes new therapeutic approaches such as high-dose radioiodine therapy and redifferentiation therapy

  • Features special section on medullary thyroid cancer


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Basics

  3. Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

    1. M. Dietlein, D. Moka, H. Schicha
      Pages 95-126
    2. M. Biermann, M.K. Pixberg, A. Schuck, N. Willich, A. Heinecke, O. Schober
      Pages 139-161
    3. P.-M. Schumm-Draeger
      Pages 163-170
    4. B. Saller
      Pages 171-186
    5. B. Shapiro, J. Freitas, M. Gross
      Pages 199-219
    6. J.H. Risse
      Pages 251-282
    7. C. Reiners, J. Biko, E.P. Demidchik, V. Drozd
      Pages 283-293
  4. Medullary Thyroid Cancer

    1. F. Raue, K. Frank-Raue
      Pages 297-309
    2. T.M. Behr, W. Becker
      Pages 311-333
    3. O. Gimm, H. Dralle
      Pages 335-345

About this book


One of the main reasons for publishing this second edition of “T- roid Cancer” is the fact that the first edition has sold out. Furth- more, during the 4 years following the publication of the first edition in 2001, some progress, mainly in the basic sciences (molecular biology), has been made. The most prominent change in the clinical sciences has been the new classification of thyroid cancer, especially with relation to T1–T3 tumors. Now, tumors with a diameter of up to 2 cm are still classified T1. This new UICC classification (6th edition) follows the classification of the American Society of Pathology. These changes require a modification of the old guidelines. According to the Hedinger classification (1988) tumors with a diameter below 1 cm were classified as “papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid”. Only in those tumors was total or nearly total thyroidectomy deemed unn- essary and I-131 therapy not a prerequisite for treatment. The majority of the chapters has been updated including references to many new publications. Two new chapters, on I-124 PET and - simetry, have been added. We strongly feel that this second edition of “Thyroid Cancer” is again a state-of-the-art overview of the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer. Bonn, Frankfurt am Main H. -J. Biersack, F. Grünwald Preface to the First Edition Thyroid cancer was first described at the end of the eighteenth c- tury.


Scintigraphy Tumor cancer carcinoma classification computed tomography (CT) diagnosis dosimetry histopathology imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) positron emission tomography (PET) radiation radiotherapy surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • H.-J. Biersack
    • 1
  • F. Grünwald
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für NuklearmedizinRheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-UniversitätBonnGermany
  2. 2.Klinik für NuklearmedizinUniversität FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Thyroid Cancer
  • Editors H.-J. Biersack
    F. Grünwald
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-22309-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-42413-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-27845-0
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 363
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    Nuclear Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology


RAD Magazine, July, 2006: "This latest edition is packed full of facts, updated references and illustrations ... If your everyday care involves thyroid cancer patients, this book is a must."