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American Thyroid Association elects board members

November 28, 2014

The American Thyroid Association installed new board members during its 84th annual meeting in Coronado, Calif.

Robert C. Smallridge, MD, will serve as president. Smallridge is professor of medicine and former chair of the endocrinology division at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. He is deputy director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, and he is the Alfred D. and Audrey M. Petersen professor in cancer research. Smallridge served as treasurer of the association from 1988 to 1993, and as chair of the Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Guidelines Task Force from 2009 to 2012.

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Upfront laryngectomy may improve survival in advanced-stage laryngeal cancer

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In the Journals

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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia to Optimize Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen Idec.

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Risk stratification guidelines help determine treatment for thyroid cancer

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Fabian Pitoia, MD,  head of the thyroid section of the division of endocrinology at the Hospital de Clinicas of…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 1 Low Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain MDS…
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