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19th European Congress of Endocrinology

Lisbon, Portugal
20 May 2017 - 23 May 2017

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ea0049ep209 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2017

Clinical relevance of RET proto-oncogene variants L769L and S836S (exon 11, 13, 14, and 15) in patients with sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma

Katalinic Darko , Solter Miljenko , Nikolac Nora

Background: Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) makes up to 5–10% of all cases of thyroid malignancies. The clinical course of MTC varies from an extremely indolent tumour to an aggressive variant that is associated with a high mortality rate. RET proto-oncogene germline mutations are crucial for the onset and the progression of MTC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the L769L (subgroup L) and S836S (subgroup S) allele frequencies in patients with sporadic MTC (group A, <e...