Focused Issue on Characteristics of Asian Thyroid Practice, Similarity to and Differences from Western Practice

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


This focused issue on “Characteristics of Asian Thyroid Practice, Similarity to and Differences from Western Practice” is edited by Dr. Kennichi Kakudo, from Department of Pathology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Nara Hospital, Nara, 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. Western thyroid practice: how we approach thyroid lesions and what are similarities and differences with Asian practice
  3. Standardization of thyroid cytology and why modification are necessary
  4. Meta-analysis: the impact of molecular analyses on the TBSRTC outputs between Western and Asian practice
  5. Systematic review: the diversities in thyroid cytopath practice among Asian countries
  6. The use of the Bethesda System for reporting thyroid cytopathology in Korea
  7. The Japanese System for reporting thyroid cytopathology
  8. Active surveillance for indeterminate thyroid nodules and low-risk thyroid carcinomas in Japan
  9. Active surveillance for indeterminate thyroid nodules in China
  10. Active surveillance for thyroid cancer in Western countries: past, present and future (bridging the gap between Western and Eastern practices
  11. Radio-active Iodine treatment of papillary thyroid carcinoma in Japan
  12. The use of Rapid on site assessment for thyroid FNA
  13. Precursor lesions of thyroid -from theory to practice
  14. Pathology practice and management of thyroid nodules among different centers in Thailand
  15. Indeterminate Bethesda categories: the Singapore experience
  16. Clinical management of AUS thyroid nodules in Philippines
  17. AUS/FLUS diagnosis in Indian experience
  18. Anaplastic thyroid cancer in Asia and prevalence of PAX8
  19. Thyroid lymphoproliferative lesions in Asia
  20. IgG4 thyroiditis in Asian population
  21. Molecular testing and thyroid nodule management in North America
  22. Thyroid nodules with unexpected outcomes: impact of molecular diagnostics
  23. BRAF(V600E) mutation in Asian patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma
  24. The difference of the genetic changes in sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma between China and Western countries