The National Cancer Institute Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration State-of-the-Science Conference

Inspiration for a uniform terminology linked to management guidelines

Authors

  • Edmund S. Cibas MD,

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    1. Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115
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  • Miguel A. Sanchez MD

    1. Department of Pathology, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, New Jersey
    2. Department of Pathology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
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Abstract

The bringing together of cytopathologists, surgical pathologists, endocrinologists, radiologists, and surgeons at the recent National Cancer Institute Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration State-of-the-Science Conference provided a heady mix for debate and the exchange of ideas. The authors of this commentary predict that the final summary documents from the conference will provide a valuable resource, particularly on cytology-related matters.

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