The importance of the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines for adults with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer in minimising overdiagnosis and overtreatment of thyroid carcinoma

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Abstract

The 2015 guidelines from the American Thyroid Association for adults with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid may be particularly important in minimising potential harm from overdiagnosis and overtreatment of thyroid tumours by providing more restrictive indications for biopsy of thyroid nodules, by considering active surveillance programs, as an alternative to surgery, for papillary microcarcinomas, and by recommending more conservative surgical approaches and a more judicious use of radioiodine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-14
Number of pages2
JournalUS Endocrinology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Active surveillance
  • American Thyroid Association
  • Guidelines
  • MicroPLIC
  • MicroPTC
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid carcinoma

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The importance of the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines for adults with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer in minimising overdiagnosis and overtreatment of thyroid carcinoma'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this