Research

Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists are actively researching new ways of diagnosing and treating thyroid cancer. Mayo Clinic thyroid cancer research includes investigations into common types of the disease, such as papillary thyroid cancer, and rare types of thyroid cancer, such anaplastic thyroid cancer.

Cancer research is conducted in coordination with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives funding from the National Cancer Institute and is designated as a comprehensive cancer center — recognition for an institution's scientific excellence and multidisciplinary resources focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Publications

See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on thyroid cancer on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

April 14, 2017
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