Julie Ann Sosa
Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Adam M, Pura J, Goffredo P, Dinan M, Reed S, Scheri R, et al
. Presence and Number of Lymph Node Metastases Are Associated With Compromised Survival for Patients Younger Than Age 45 Years With Papillary Thyroid Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2015;33:2370-5 pubmed publisher
..A change point of six or fewer metastatic lymph nodes seems to carry prognostic significance, thus advocating for rigorous preoperative screening for nodal metastases. ..
Youngwirth L, Adam M, Scheri R, Roman S, Sosa J. Patients Treated at Low-Volume Centers have Higher Rates of Incomplete Resection and Compromised Outcomes: Analysis of 31,129 Patients with Papillary Thyroid Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016;23:403-9 pubmed publisher
..Several vulnerable patient populations have a higher risk of incomplete resection after thyroidectomy for PTC. High-risk thyroid cancer patients should be referred to high-volume centers to optimize outcomes. ..
Adam M, Goffredo P, Youngwirth L, Scheri R, Roman S, Sosa J. Same thyroid cancer, different national practice guidelines: When discordant American Thyroid Association and National Comprehensive Cancer Network surgery recommendations are associated with compromised patient outcome. Surgery. 2016;159:41-50 pubmed publisher
..Discordance in recommendations between guidelines is associated with reduction in adherent care, suggesting that standardizing guidelines could decrease confusion, increase adherence, and thereby may improve outcomes. ..
Pontius L, Youngwirth L, Thomas S, Scheri R, Roman S, Sosa J. Lymphovascular invasion is associated with survival for papillary thyroid cancer. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2016;23:555-62 pubmed publisher
..Patients who have PTC with lymphovascular invasion should be considered higher risk, and adjuvant RAI should be more strongly considered. ..
Konstantinidis A, Stang M, Roman S, Sosa J. Surgical management of medullary thyroid carcinoma. Updates Surg. 2017;69:151-160 pubmed publisher
Hoffman K, Lorenzo A, Butt C, Hammel S, Henderson B, Roman S, et al
. Exposure to flame retardant chemicals and occurrence and severity of papillary thyroid cancer: A case-control study. Environ Int. 2017;107:235-242 pubmed publisher
..Taken together, these results suggest exposure to FRs in the home, particularly BDE-209 and TCEP, may be associated with PTC occurrence and severity, and warrant further study. ..