Precision Medicine Comes to Thyroidology

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Mar;101(3):799-803. doi: 10.1210/jc.2015-3695. Epub 2016 Feb 23.


The broad spectrum of thyroid disease severity--from subclinical hypothyroidism to myxedema coma, subclinical thyrotoxicosis to thyroid storm, and microscopic papillary to anaplastic cancers--has always demanded that clinicians individualize their management of thyroid patients. Deepening knowledge of thyroid pathophysiology along with advances in diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic technologies applicable to thyroid diseases position this field to ride the wave of precision medicine in the decade ahead.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Hypothyroidism / therapy
  • Precision Medicine*
  • Thyroid Diseases / therapy*
  • Thyroid Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / therapy
  • Thyroid Nodule / therapy
  • Thyrotoxicosis / therapy


  • Thyroid Hormones