Dr. Daniels Discusses Treatment Options in Thyroid Cancer

Video

Gregory A. Daniels, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, associate professor of medicine, UC San Diego Health, discusses treatment options for patients with thyroid cancer.

Gregory A. Daniels, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, associate professor of medicine, UC San Diego Health, discusses treatment options for patients with thyroid cancer.

The 2 FDA-approved agents for the treatment of patients with thyroid cancer are sorafenib (Nexavar) and lenvatinib (Lenvima). These are tyrosine kinase inhibitors that target VEGF1, VEGF2, and VEGF3, but these are not necessarily the driver mutations, says Daniels.

The hype of personalized medicine now is making its way into thyroid cancer, says Daniels, and a genetic-based approach to treatment may be in the future for this disease.

Related Videos
Jaime R. Merchán, MD, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Rona Yaeger, MD
Jeremy L. Ramdial, MD, assistant professor, Department of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Alexandra Gomez Arteaga, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Rahul Banerjee, MD, FACP, assistant professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center; assistant professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Washington
Alice Bertaina, MD, PhD
Jeffery Auletta, MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Betty Hamilton, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Stephanie Lee, MD, MPH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Chul Kim, MD, MPH