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Edition 2019 Vol. 5     Download PDF version

Cover Story - Transforming Care For Thyroid Cancer Cancer Patients

Revolutionising the management of thyroid cancer

How one endocrine surgeon harnessed the power of diagnostics to revolutionise treatment standards for one of the world’s fastest-rising cancers.



Dr Akira Miyauchi is President and COO of Kuma Hospital, Centre of Excellence in Thyroid Care, Kobe, Japan. In 1993, Dr Miyauchi proposed a clinical trial for patients diagnosed with low-risk papillary micro carcinomas of the thyroid. The trial, which started the same year, allowed patients to choose between immediate surgery — the accepted standard of care — or active surveillance of the disease.

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