Thyroid Cancer Center

The Thyroid Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai conducts research on thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules and other conditions affecting the thyroid.

Recently Published Studies


Comparison with Published Systems of a New Staging System for Papillary and Follicular Thyroid Carcinomas. Wong R, Bresee C, Braunstein GD. Thyroid. 2012 Oct 29. [E pub ahead of print]


Thyroid Fine Needle Aspirate: A Post-Bethesda Update.
 Bose S, Walts AE. Adv Anat Pathol. 2012. May;19(3):160-9.

Multimodal Approach to Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer. Burnison CM, Lim S. Oncology (Williston Park). 2012 Apr;26(4):378-84, 390-8.


Effect of Dasatinib Against Thyroid Cancer Cell Lines In Vitro and a Xenograft Model In Vivo. Chan D, Tyner JW, Chng WJ, Bi C, Okamoto R, Said J, Ngan BD, Braunstein GD, Koeffler HP. Oncol Lett. 2012 Apr 1;3(4):807-815. Epub 2012 Jan 20.


A Simplified Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology Using Only Four Categories Improves Intra- and Inter-Observer Diagnostic Agreement and Provides Non-Overlapping Estimates of Malignancy Risks. Walts AE, Bose S, Fan X,  Frishberg D, Scharre K, de Peralta-Venturina M, Zhai J, Marchevsky AM. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2012. 40(S1):E62–E68.


Do Patients Gain Weight After Thyroidectomy for Thyroid Cancer?
Weinreb JT, Yuching Y, and Braunstein GD. Thyroid. December 2011. 21(12): 1339-1342.


The Effectiveness of Radioactive Iodine Treatment of Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer: A Systematic Analysis of the Peer-Reviewed Literature from 1966 to April 2008. Sacks W, Fung CH, Chang JT, Waxman A, Braunstein GD. Thyroid. 2010. Nov(20):1235-1245.


Evidence-Based Evaluation of the Risks of Malignancy Predicted by Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsies. Marchevsky AM, Walts AE, Bose S, Gupta R, Fan X, Frishberg D, Scharre K, Zhai J. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2010. 38(4):252–259.


Induction of Sodium Iodide Symporter Gene and Molecular Characterization of HNF3 beta/FoxA2, TTF-1 and C/EBP beta in Thyroid Carcinoma Cells. Akagi T, Luong QT, Gui D, Said J, Selektar J, Yung A, Bunce CM, Braunstein GD, Koeffler HP. 2008. Brit J Cancer, 99:781-788.


Pending Acceptance


Minimal Sodium Iodide Symporter Expression in Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinomas. Treml A, Sacks W, Han Y, Frishberg D, Bose S, Braunstein GD, Fan X.


Analysis of BRAF V600E Mutational Status and the Biology of Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma.
Han Y, Sacks W, Treml A, Fan X, Bose S, Lopategui J, Braunstein GD, Frishberg D.


Current Research Projects


SuraSeq 7500 Analysis of Differentiated Thyroid Carcinomas. To Assess Molecular Characteristics That Confer Worse Prognosis of Papillary Thyroid Cancer Cases.


Prognosis of Patients with Papillary Microcarcinoma and BRAF Mutation.