The incidence of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer is increasing in both pediatric and adult patients. Thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration are the foundation of evaluation, however, there is increasing data on how to incorporate molecular testing to increase the accuracy of diagnosis, stratify surgery and even individualize therapy using tumor specific systemic therapy for patients with advanced disease. We will review these topics with the goal of providing attendees with an introduction to the state-of-art approach to evaluation and care of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer in 2021.
- Define risk factors for developing thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer in children and adolescents
- Describe the evaluation of thyroid nodules and how to incorporate the results into clinical practice
- Discuss management of thyroid cancer and how genetic data is being incorporated to stratify care
ACCME Accreditation Statement: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Approval of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) for this lecture is pending. If approved, physicians can claim CME credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity for free.
Related specialties: endocrinology, oncology, general pediatrics