No need for genetic testing for most thyroid cancers

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In the majority of patients with papillary thyroid cancer, the most common form of thyroid cancer, there is no need for genetic testing. However, there might be a role for such testing in the 7% of patients who present with an aggressive form of the disease.

This finding comes from a study published in the April 10 issue of JAMA that explores the association between the BRAFV600E mutation and mortality in patients with papillary thyroid cancer.

Read the full article here: No Need for Genetic Testing for Most Thyroid Cancers

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