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New Cancer Test Could Save Patients From Diagnostic Surgeries, University of Pittsburgh Study



10/21/2013 7:01:36 AM

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ThyroSeq, a new way of genetically testing thyroid nodules for cancer, could save patients an extra procedure. Developed at the University of Pittsburgh, ThyroSeq is a genetic sequencing test that allows researchers to accurately diagnose a thyroid growth for cancer. Dr. Yuri Nikiforov, director of thyroid molecular diagnostics at the Pitt School of Medicine, said thyroid nodules typically appear as a lump on the neck close to the “Adam’s apple.” He said they are more common in women and the elderly.

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