JNM (August 2018): Controversial Issues in Thyroid Cancer Management
JNM (August 2018): Controversial Issues in Thyroid Cancer Management

JNM (August 2018): Controversial Issues in Thyroid Cancer Management

JNM, August 2018, Volume 59, Number 8

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Release Date: August 1, 2018
Expiration Date: August 30, 2021



R. Michael Tuttle

Endocrinology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York



Financial Disclosure






R. Michael Tuttle


No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This research was funded in part by NIH/NCI Cancer Center support grant P30 CA008748 (Craig Thompson, principal investigator) and Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Thyroid Cancer grant P50 CA172012-01A1 (James Fagin, principal investigator).

The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Todd E. Peterson, PhD 

Chair, Publications Committee 

Johannes Czernin, MD 


Heiko Schoder, MD 

Associate Editor, Continuing Education 

Arnold M. Strashun, MD 

Chair, Continuing Education Committee 

Norbert Avril, MD

JNM Reviewer 

David Groheux, MD

JNM Reviewer 

Susan Alexander 

SNMMI Staff, Publications 

Caroline Krystek 

SNMMI Staff, Education 

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Danny A. Basso, CNMT, NCT 

Michael M. Graham, PhD, MD 

Heinrich R. Schelbert, MD, PhD 

Henry F. VanBrocklin, PhD 

Paige B. Bennett, MD 

Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD, MPH, MBA 

Heiko Schoder, MD 

Harvey A. Ziessman, MD 

Johannes Czernin, MD 

Steven M. Larson, MD, FACNM 

Mathew L. Thakur, PhD 

Rebecca Maxey - SNMMI Staff  

Stanley J. Goldsmith, MD 

Rustain L. Morgan, MD 

Kathy S. Thomas, MHA,CNMT,PET 


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