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ea0019p189 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFEBES2009

Genetics in mainstream medicine: best practice review

Stewart S , Watkinson J , Franklyn J , Woodward E , Cole T

Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is rare and mainly sporadic. About ≤25% of cases are inherited from a Ret protooncogene (RET) mutation. >90% of positive mutations develop MTC, either as familial (FMTC), or as part of MEN2. Early detection and treatment of MTC with total thyroidectomy improves prognosis.In 2006, as part of a project to deliver genetics into mainstream medicine, a multidisciplinary clinic (MDC) comprising a specialist thyroid surg...