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Systemic Treatments for Thyroid Cancer

NOMINATED TOPIC | May 10, 2022

1. What is the decision or change (e.g. clinical topic, practice guideline, system design, delivery of care) you are facing or struggling with where a summary of the evidence would be helpful?

Use of systemic treatment in the management of advanced thyroid cancer.

2. Why are you struggling with this issue?

There is a staggering increase in incidence of thyroid cancers and an over diagnosis of this disease; this applies to metastatic disease where systemic TKIs are currently approved; medical oncologists are in charge of prescribing these agents, yet there is a clear paucity of guidelines from oncologic societies.

3. What do you want to see changed? How will you know that your issue is improving or has been addressed?

With the recent change in the therapeutic landscape of metastatic radio-iodine refractory thyroid cancers and the approval of multiple tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the first line, second l ine as well as molecularly targeted agents, the therapeutic landscape for this disease have been transformed in a relatively short period of time to a being fairly complex. This fact coupled with the lack of guidelines to medical oncologists as far as the utilization of TKIs and the appropriate indications and sequence of use, makes the establishment of such guidelines a very high priority. It will be an extremely valuable reference for general medical oncologists as well as HN medical oncologists who treat this disease.

4. When do you need the evidence report?

Wed, 05/10/2023

5. What will you do with the evidence report?

The evidence will be used to inform guideline recommendations.

Optional Information About You

What is your role or perspective? Researcher

If you are you making a suggestion on behalf of an organization, please state the name of the organization ASCO

May we contact you if we have questions about your nomination? Yes

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Internet Citation: Systemic Treatments for Thyroid Cancer. Content last reviewed May 2022. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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