Is that Thyroid Lump Cancerous? New Test is More Accurate


July 2, 2012

Penn Medicine specialists helped validate a new gene-expression test, Afirma, that may be used to determine whether lumps on the thyroid gland are harmful, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "It's not perfect, but it's the best thing we've have to date," said Susan Mandel, MD, MPH, a professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, who was part of the validation study. "This is a win-win.”

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