Recent developments in the pathology of thyroid cancer

David Poller, Sarah Johnson

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The histopathological features of thyroid cancers can be used to risk stratify patients, allowing prognostication and treatment decisions. Detailed accurate histological assessment by experienced pathologists working within a multidisciplinary context is crucial. Experience is also essential for interpretation of pre-operative thyroid cytology specimens, which can be challenging. There is now more international harmonisation of numerical reporting systems for thyroid cytology. Understanding of the molecular basis of thyroid cancer has increased dramatically in recent years. Pre-operative molecular pathology testing, when available, can refine cytological diagnosis to rule in or out for surgery, as well as assisting prognostication and enabling targeted treatment for thyroid tumours.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-282
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Oncology
Issue number5
Early online date12 Feb 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017


  • cytology
  • diagnosis
  • molecular diagnostics
  • pathology
  • recent advances
  • thyroid cancer


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