Initial results from a prospective cohort study of 5583 cases of thyroid carcinoma treated in the United States during 1996: An American college of surgeons commission on cancer patient care evaluation study Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Iodine Radioisotopes
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Thyroidectomy


  • In addition to offering information concerning risk factors and symptoms, the current PCE study compliments the survival information from previous NCDB reports and offers a surveillance snapshot of current management of thyroid carcinoma in the U.S. Identified opportunities for improvement of care include 1) more frequent use of fine-needle aspiration cytology in making a diagnosis; 2) more frequent use of laryngoscopy in evaluating patients preoperatively, especially those with voice change; and 3) improved lymph node resection and analysis to improve staging and, in some situations, outcomes.

publication date

  • July 2000



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(20000701)89:1<202::AID-CNCR27>3.0.CO;2-A

PubMed ID

  • 10897019

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 202

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  • 17


  • 89


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