A Standardized Assessment of Thyroid Nodules in Children Confirms Higher Cancer Prevalence Than in Adults

"Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy, but due to its rare occurrence in the pediatric population, the cancer risk of childhood thyroid nodules is incompletely defined, and optimal management of children with suspected nodules is debated"

Anjuli Gupta,* Samantha Ly,* Luciana A. Castroneves,* Mary C. Frates, Carol B. Benson, Henry A. Feldman, Ari J. Wassner, Jessica R. Smith, Ellen Marqusee, Erik K. Alexander, Justine Barletta, Peter M. Doubilet, Hope E. Peters, Susan Webb, Biren P. Modi, Harriet J. Paltiel, Harry Kozakewich, Edmund S. Cibas, Francis D. Moore, Jr, Robert C. Shamberger, P. Reed Larsen, and Stephen A. Huang

Boston Children's is the ranked #1 children's hospital in 7 of the 10 evaluated specialties according to the 2013-14 edition of Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.  Boston Children's is ranked first in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology and Urology.

MajzoubJoseph Majzoub, MD

Chief, Division of Endocrinology

Boston Children Hospital

Thomas Morgan Rotch Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

HuangStephen Huang, MD

Associate Physician in Medicine

Director, Thyroid Program

Boston Children's Hospital

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Harvard Medical School

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