Medullary thyroid cancer causes

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ammu Susheela, M.D. [2]

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Medullary thyroid cancer is caused by a mutation in the RET proto-oncogene.

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Reference

  1. Thyroid Cancer Cancer.gov (2015). http://www.cancer.gov/types/thyroid/hp/thyroid-treatment-pdq#link/stoc_h2_2- Accessed on October, 29 2015
  2. Raue F (October 1998). "German medullary thyroid carcinoma/multiple endocrine neoplasia registry. German MTC/MEN Study Group. Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma/Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2". Langenbecks Arch Surg. 383 (5): 334–6. PMID 9860226.
  3. Marsh DJ, Andrew SD, Eng C, Learoyd DL, Capes AG, Pojer R, Richardson AL, Houghton C, Mulligan LM, Ponder BA, Robinson BG (March 1996). "Germline and somatic mutations in an oncogene: RET mutations in inherited medullary thyroid carcinoma". Cancer Res. 56 (6): 1241–3. PMID 8640806.

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