English | 408 pages | ISBN-10: 1439862214 | PDF | 17.89 MB
The current age of clinical medicine is witnessing biotechnological innovation at an unprecedented pace. As a result, the recently popularized clinical practice guidelines (CPG), as a tool to assist clinical decision-making, have been struggling to keep up. Thyroid Cancer: From Emergent Biotechnology to Clinical Practice Guidelines rides the wave of medical innovation, analyzing current and future CPG, and providing an up-to-date and comprehensive treatise on thyroid cancer, its diagnosis, and treatment.
A synthesis of ideas by prominent world experts in the field of thyroid cancer research and clinical practice, Thyroid Cancer covers:
Technologically-advanced diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions
Diagnostic techniques employed in the detection and follow-up of thyroid cancer including ultrasound, needle aspiration techniques, CT, PET, PET-CT, and MRI
Basic principles of systems biology, molecular and translational medicine, CPG development, and risk stratification for thyroid cancer
How CPG contain knowledge gaps and produce uncertainty
Advances in the field, including new surgical techniques, molecular targeted therapies, external beam radiation therapy, and chemotherapy
A comprehensive, scientific description of current and future diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for the management of thyroid cancer, this treatise is an indispensible reference for both the specialist and referring physician.
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