Dr. Randolph on Evolving Role of Surgery for Patients With Thyroid Cancer

Gregory W. Randolph, MD
Published: Tuesday, Sep 06, 2016


Gregory W. Randolph, MD, director, General and Thyroid Surgical Services, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses how the role of surgery has evolved for patients with thyroid cancer.

Thyroid cancer management is is moving towards a more multidisciplinary approach, Randolph explains.

It is important to note that specialists such as endocrinologists have a role in tumor surveillance, for example, and there is an increasing number of endocrinologists with oncologic experience. Oncologists are taking a more active role in the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with advanced disease, he adds.

Gregory W. Randolph, MD, director, General and Thyroid Surgical Services, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses how the role of surgery has evolved for patients with thyroid cancer.

Thyroid cancer management is is moving towards a more multidisciplinary approach, Randolph explains.

It is important to note that specialists such as endocrinologists have a role in tumor surveillance, for example, and there is an increasing number of endocrinologists with oncologic experience. Oncologists are taking a more active role in the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with advanced disease, he adds.

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