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Nowadays, the investigation of thyroid nodules is limited by the fact that up to 49% of the fine needle aspirations (FNA) performed on them are of "indeterminate cytological signification". Moreover, no reliable molecular marker for thyroid cancer have been developed up to this day. The goal of this project is to study the expression of a specific kind of protein convertase in benign and in malignant thyroid nodules to determine its potential as a clinically useful biomarker.
Patients that underwent total of subtotal thyroidectomy at the CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS will be recruited and classified according to the pathological diagnosis. An immunohistochemistry technique, developed and calibrated for the specific protein convertase studied, will be undertaken. Results will be interpreted by a specialized pathologist.
CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
Enrolling by invitation
Université de Sherbrooke
Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-05-21T16:06:37-0400
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