Redifferentiation-facilitated radioiodine therapy in thyroid cancer

in Endocrine-Related Cancer
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  • 1 L Lamartina, Nuclear Medicine and Endocrine Oncology, Institut Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif, France
  • 2 N Anizan, 2. Department of Medical Physics, , Institut de Cancerologie Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
  • 3 C Dupuy, UMR 8200 CNRS, Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
  • 4 S Leboulleux, Nuclear Medicine, Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif, France
  • 5 M Schlumberger, Endocrine oncology and nuclear medicine, Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France

Correspondence: Martin Schlumberger, Email: martin.schlumberger@gustaveroussy.fr
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Based on experimental data, the inhibition of the MAPkinase pathway in patients with radioiodine refractory thyroid cancer was capable to induce a redifferentiation. Preliminary data obtained on small series of patients are encouraging and this strategy might become an alternative treatment in those patients with a druggable mutation that induces a stimulation of the MAP kinase pathway. This is an active field of research to answer many still unresolved questions.

 

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