Thyroid Cancer of Parafollicular Origin: Medullary Carcinoma
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Maria G. Castagna
Medullary thyroid carcinoma is a tumor of the parafollicular C cells
which accounts approximately 3% of thyroid cancer. It may occur as sporadic form
or hereditary cancer both alone or associated with syndromes. In this chapter,
epidemiology, genetic, diagnosis and treatment of medullary thyroid cancer will be
Medullary thyroid cancer, MEN2A, MEN2B, RET point mutations.
Section of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism and Biochemistry, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.