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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Influence Of The Environment On The Development Of Thyroid Tumors: A New Appraisal.
Author: Marcello, M A
Malandrino, P
Almeida, J F M
Martins, M B
Cunha, L L
Bufalo, N E
Pellegriti, G
Ward, L S
Abstract: Most epidemiological studies concerning differentiated thyroid cancers (DTC) indicate an increasing incidence over the last two decades. This increase might be partially explained by the better access to health services worldwide, but clinicopathological analyses do not fully support this hypothesis, indicating that there are carcinogenetic factors behind this noticeable increasing incidence. Although we have undoubtedly understood the biology and molecular pathways underlying thyroid carcinogenesis in a better way, we have made very little progresses in identifying a risk profile for DTC, and our knowledge of risk factors is very similar to what we knew 30-40 years ago. In addition to ionizing radiation exposure, the most documented and established risk factor for DTC, we also investigated the role of other factors, including eating habits, tobacco smoking, living in a volcanic area, xenobiotics, and viruses, which could be involved in thyroid carcinogenesis, thus, contributing to the increase in DTC incidence rates observed.
Subject: Oncology
Pathogenesis
Thyroid
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1530/ERC-14-0131
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24948559
Date Issue: 2014
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