Survey on Paediatric Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Care in Europe

European initiative collaboration, Jan-2018, In : Hormone Research in Paediatrics. 89, 1, p. 58-62 5 p.

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  • Survey on Paediatric Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Care in Europe

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  • European initiative collaboration

Background/Aims: Thyroid cancer among children is a very rare disease. Although survival is favourable, morbidity caused by the treatment remains considerable, so there is a great need to optimize management by international cooperation. For this reason, the 2016 European Thyroid Association-Cancer Research Network (ETA-CRN) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, paid considerable attention to this topic and aimed to give an overview of the care for this paediatric patient group in different European countries. Methods: An inventory of data on thyroid cancer treatment among children in Europe was generated by questionnaires focused on treatment and organization of care. Results: The treatment of paediatric thyroid cancer appears to be scattered in each European country with limited centralization of care, and different European countries use different treatment and follow-up protocols. Conclusion: Collaboration in a European network to optimize treatment and minimize long-term consequences for paediatric thyroid cancer survivors is necessary. During this meeting, the ETA-CRN has endorsed the initiative to collaborate on this rare endocrine cancer within a European network. (C) 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-62
Number of pages5
JournalHormone Research in Paediatrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2018


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