Asian and Western Practice in Thyroid Pathology: Similarities and Differences (Ongoing)

Posted On 2019-08-01 01:35:23

This focused issue on “Asian and Western Practice in Thyroid Pathology: Similarities and Differences” is edited by Dr. Kennichi Kakudo from Department of Pathology and Thyroid Disease Center, Izumi-city General Hospital, Izumi, Japan.

Dr. Kennichi Kakudo was former chairman of Department of Human Pathology (1992-2011), Wakayama Medical University and is professor, Department of Pathology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine (2012-present), Japan. He is a founding member of the Asian Working Group in Thyroid Cytology and the international NIFTP working group. Dr. Kakudo’s principle research interests have been in histological diagnosis and prognostic factors of the thyroid, parathyroid, prostate and breast cancers who has more than 300 publications in English in peer-review Journals.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Characteristics of Asian Thyroid Practice, Similarity to and Differences from Western Practice
  2. Molecular Testing and Thyroid Nodule Management in North America
  3. Standardisation of thyroid cytology and why modification are necessary
  4. Litigation in Thyroid Cytology and Histopathology in England: A very brief overview
  5. The practical and diagnostic issues of thyroid fine-needle aspiration cytology in Taiwan: A nationwide survey and literature review
  6. The Japanese reporting system for thyroid aspiration cytology 2019 (JRSTAC2019)
  7. Active surveillance of low-risk papillary thyroid microcarcinomas
  8. BRAFV600E mutation combined with American College of Radiology thyroid imaging report and data system significantly changes surgical resection rate and risk of malignancy in thyroid cytopathology practice
  9. Active surveillance for low-risk small papillary thyroid cancer in North American countries: past, present and future (bridging the gap between North American and Asian practices)
  10. Radioactive iodine treatment of papillary thyroid carcinoma in Japan
  11. The use of Rapid on site assessment for thyroid FNA.
  12. Implementing of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy in thyroid surgery, a 6-year interrupted time series analysis in Qilu Hospital of Shandong University
  14. The diversities in thyroid cytopathology practices among Asian countries using the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology
  15. An Overview of Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Practice in Myanmar
  16. Management of Thyroid Nodules: A Thai Perspective
  17. Indeterminate Bethesda categories: the Singapore experience
  18. Clinical management of thyroid aspirates diagnosed as Atypia of Undetermined Significance in the Philippines
  19. Indian experience of AUS/FLUS diagnosis on thyroid cytology: Is it different from rest of Asia and the West?
  20. Genetic differences in follicular thyroid carcinoma between Asian and Western countries: a systematic review
  21. Thyroid lymphoproliferative lesions in Asia
  22. IgG4 Thyroiditis in Asian Population
  23. Updates in the advances of sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma: from the molecules to the clinic
  24. Late-onset distant metastases confer poor prognosis in patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer
  25. An affordable immunohistochemical approach to estimate the prevalence of BRAFV600E in large cohort studies – Establishing the baseline rate of BRAF mutation in an institutional series of papillary thyroid carcinoma from Thailand
  26. Prevalence of BRAFV600E mutation in Asian series of papillary thyroid carcinoma – A contemporary systematic review

The series “Asian and Western Practice in Thyroid Pathology: Similarities and Differences” was commissioned by the editorial office, Gland Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Dr. Kennichi Kakudo is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.