Biomarkers in Medicine

Circulating Biomarkers in Thyroid Cancer

Author(s): Lebriz Uslu-Beşli *

Pp: 77-94 (18)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815040463122010006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Thyroid cancer is the most important endocrine cancer with increasing incidence. While thyroid cancers, especially papillary thyroid cancers, are known to exhibit generally a favorable outcome with excellent survival rates, some thyroid cancers are more aggressive with a poor prognosis. Several different biomarkers have been introduced for the diagnosis of disease, identification of tumor load, assessment of therapy response, and the detection of recurrence during follow-up of the thyroid cancer patients. This chapter gives a brief overview of the circulating biomarkers used in thyroid cancer patients.

Keywords: Biomarkers, Calcitonin, Carcinoembryonic antigen, Liquid biopsy, Thyroglobulin, Thyroid cancer.

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