Published on September 24, 2012
Thyrogen (rhTSH), used in connection with testing and treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer (papillary, follicular, and their variants)
Speaker: Bryan R. Haugen, M.D., Endocrinologist, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado. Dr. Haugen is the President-Elect of the American Thyroid Association, to become ATA President in late September 2012, and is a ThyCa Medical Advisor.
Moderator: Jan Halzel, Pharm.D., ThyCa Medical Advisor
Bryan R. Haugen, M.D., Endocrinologist, University of Colorado School of Medicine, is Professor of Medicine and Pathology, as well as Head, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, and Chair of Endocrine Neoplasms Research. Dr.Haugen's clinical interests include thyroid neoplasms, advanced thyroid cancer, thyroid dysfunction, and other endocrine tumors. Dr Haugen’s research interests include molecular studies of thyroid neoplasm diagnosis and pathophysiology as well as the study of molecular therapeutic targets. Specific areas of research include nuclear hormone receptors (RXR, TR, PPAR) and kinase signaling pathways as therapeutic targets in thyroid cancer, as well as proteomic approaches to molecular markers in thyroid neoplasms. His research group is also actively studying novel regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis.Dr. Haugen is President of the American Thyroid Association. He is a member of ThyCa's Medical Advisory Council.
Moderator: Jan Halzel, Pharm.D.
Jan Halzel, Pharm.D. works in drug safety and clinical data management in the pharmaceutical industry. She is a co-moderator of ThyCa's Medullary Thyroid Cancer E-mail Support Group and is involved in developing the Medullary Thyroid Cancer content on ThyCa's web site. She also represents ThyCa at medical association meetings. She earned her bachelor's degree in pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island and her doctoral degree at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She is a member of ThyCa's Medical Advisory Council.
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