Familial nonmedullary thyroid cancer

Oncology. 1991;48(4):309-11. doi: 10.1159/000226948.


A 5-fold excess risk of nonmedullary thyroid cancer among close relatives of affected patients was detected in a population-based case-control study of thyroid cancer in Connecticut. The 2 familial cases with early onset and multiple foci suggest genetic susceptibility, whereas the 2 cases with late onset may be related to a common environmental exposure.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Child
  • Connecticut
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Registries
  • Risk Factors
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / pathology