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Thyroid Cancer

A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management

  • Leonard Wartofsky
  • Douglas Van Nostrand

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. General Considerations I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nikolaos Stathatos
      Pages 3-7
    3. James J. Figge
      Pages 9-13
    4. James J. Figge, Nikolai A. Kartel, Dima Yarmolinsky, Gennady Ermak
      Pages 15-32
    5. Katherine B. Weber, Michael T. McDermott
      Pages 41-53
    6. Su He Wang, James R. Baker Jr.
      Pages 55-61
    7. James J. Figge, Timothy Jennings, Gregory Gerasimov, Nikolai Kartel, Dima Yarmolinsky, Gennady Ermak
      Pages 63-83
    8. Yolanda C. Oertel
      Pages 85-86
    9. Leonard Wartofsky
      Pages 87-95
    10. Merrily Poth
      Pages 97-102
    11. Matthew D. Ringel, Stephen J. Burgun
      Pages 103-113
  3. General Considerations II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Jacob Robbins, Arthur B. Schneider
      Pages 129-132
    3. Frank B. Atkins, Douglas Van Nostrand
      Pages 133-150
    4. Douglas Van Nostrand, Reetha Bakthula, Frank B. Atkins
      Pages 151-178
    5. Brahm Shapiro, Vittoria Rufini, Ayman Jarwan, Onelio Geatti, Kimberlee J. Kearfott, Lorraine M. Fig et al.
      Pages 179-198
  4. The Thyroid Nodule

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199

About this book


In a massive updating of the highly acclaimed Thyroid Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, Drs. Leonard Wartofsky, Douglas Van Nostrand, and an expert group of contributing authors present a wealth of new information and insights on every aspect of the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, initial treatment, and long-term management of all varieties of thyroid cancer. Paramount to this new edition is a thorough treatment of the nuclear medical aspects of diagnosing and managing the thyroid cancer patient. This includes extensive discussion of isotopes, isotope uptake and scanning procedures, radioiodine ablation and dosimetry (with or without recombinant human TSH), stunning, octreotide and FDG-PET scanning, and various alternative imaging modalities. Additional highlights include management of the scan-negative and thyroglobulin-positive patient, ultrasound of the lymph nodes, local adjuncts to therapy of metastases, low iodine diets and cookbooks, future directions in therapy, and alternative therapies when traditional surgery and radioactive iodine fail.
Encyclopedic and definitive, Thyroid Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, Second Edition, offers clinical endocrinologists, nuclear medicine physicians, pathologists, oncologists, endocrine surgeons, and internists an authoritative guide to the optimal diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer today.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leonard Wartofsky
    • 1
  • Douglas Van Nostrand
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington Hospital CenterWashington, DC

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Thyroid Cancer
  • Book Subtitle A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management
  • Editors Leonard Wartofsky
    Douglas Van Nostrand
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-462-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-583-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-995-0
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 708
  • Number of Illustrations 409 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    General Surgery
    Nuclear Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology


From the reviews

"...our present state of knowledge provides clinicians a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to effectively manage this group of cancers. I believe the knowledge contained in this text will give the practicing clinician the necessary information to provide patients the latest and best therapeutic techniques."-Foreword by Ernest L. Mazzaferri, MD

"This is an excellent comprehensive up-to-date text that is scholarly and complete, yet thoroughly readable. It provides guidance to clinicians and others interested in thyroid cancer based on a combination of a distillate of the published literature [which is fully documented] and the personal experience of the expert author of each chapter. . .the text reads quickly. . . I recommend this text to anyone interested in an up-to-date, detailed, clinical guideline to the management of patients with thyroid cancer and the clinical science behind the recommendation."-Journal of Nuclear Medicine

"This book illustrates the importance of the multidisciplinary approach available in major medical centers for the care of patients with thyroid cancer. The wide-ranging topical nature of this book will interest those working in many fields of medicine. It should be essential reading for trainees in endocrinology, pathology, imaging, nuclear medicine, surgery, and oncology, as well as for specialists in those fields."-The New England Journal of Medicine

"The book is truly unique and is a critical addition to the contemporary endocrine texts held by general physicians, surgeons, and endocrinologists alike. The book is designed to be a comprehensive guide for clinical management of thyroid cancer and in this regard, is an overwhelming success...One of the most important aspects of this text is the multidisciplinary emphasis provided to all the sub specialists who attend patients with thyroid neoplasms... The book is uniquely organized with several chapters exclusively devoted to the surgical and medical management of individual types of thyroid cancer. This organization is important, because it helps emphasize that each thyroid cancer is unique and not necessarily amenable to one standardized form of treatment...A parallel emphasis of the book is the reliance on evidence-based practice...each chapter is thoroughly referenced, making it easy for the reader to ascertain the original studies on which these conclusions and controversy are based....One of the strengths of this book is the devotion of separate chapters to the management of unique thyroid cancers and unique patients...The text is right up -to- date with regards to the molecular biology of thyroid cancers, the management of medullary thyroid carcinoma, the use of alternative imaging techniques and the use of rhTSH for scanning patients with a history of thyroid cancer...To conclude, this is a unique and important text for all practitioners caring for patients with thyroid cancer. I congratulate the Editor and Authors for their success in detailing this complex and rapidly changing field." ------Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism

"...recommended for anyone who would like a comprehensive reference on the practical aspects of thyroid cancer management." - Head & Neck

"This comprehensive book brings an instructive review of present knowledge on the pathology, etiology, epidemiology, diagnostic methods and the methods of surgical, radioiodine and chemotherapeutic treatment of various forms of thyroid cancer. Written by outstanding experts and professionally edited by Leonard Wartofsky, it may be considered of substantial utility to all physicians dealing with thyroid diseases." - Endocrine Regulations

From the reviews of the second edition:

"An excellent, truly comprehensive book that covers the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical management of all forms of thyroid cancer. … While the book is written clearly enough to be accessible to physicians in training, it will probably be most useful for practicing physicians. The targeted readers include endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, nuclear medicine specialists, pathologists, and oncologists. … This is an outstanding textbook … . surely a work to be added to the library of every clinician taking care of patients with thyroid cancer." (Brian W. Kim, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2006)

"This book includes almost twice as many chapters and contributors as the first edition. I especially enjoyed the addition of patient-focused content, including lists of useful books and Web sites and practical advice regarding radioiodine treatment … . an excellent, up-to-date book that is of practical value across all specialties involved in the management of thyroid cancer. It also provides a scholarly overview of the evidence base." (Jayne Franklyn, The New England Journal of Medicine, July, 2006)

"This is the second edition of an outstanding textbook edited by Leonard Wartofsky and Douglas Van Nostrand. The editors are to be congratulated on bringing together a remarkable array of multidisciplinary authors, who cover every topic pertaining to the clinical management of thyroid cancer. … Overall, I would highly recommend this book to all practitioners and associated specialties involved in the management of thyroid cancer. The book is clearly and concisely written, well illustrated … . an excellent textbook." (John Watkinson, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Vol. 90, June, 2008)