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Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma

  • Anish Jacob Cherian
  • Deepak Abraham
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Abstract

Thyroid cancers are common world over. The majority are well-differentiated thyroid cancers which have a good prognosis. A minority of patients develop anaplastic thyroid cancer, an aggressive type of thyroid cancer with grave prognosis and limited treatment options. In order to improve outcomes for these patients the current area of research is in understanding the genetic and molecular pathogenesis of these cancers to facilitate targeted therapies. In this chapter, we review the epidemiology, clinicopathological features, investigations, treatment options and prognosis of anaplastic thyroid carcinomas.

Keywords

Thyroid carcinoma Anaplastic Undifferentiated carcinoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anish Jacob Cherian
    • 1
  • Deepak Abraham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Endocrine SurgeryChristian Medical College and HospitalVelloreIndia

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