Test using galectin-3 finds them sooner, could cut unnecessary surgeries
Testing thyroid nodules for the presence of a lectin molecule called galectin-3 could help improve identification of nodules with cancer and reduce the number of unnecessary surgeries, according to an Italian study.
Galectin-3 is not normally present in thyroid cells. When it is present, it can block cell death, leading to the development of cancer, researchers report. Read More ...
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