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Kepal N. Patel

Kepal N. Patel

chief, NYU Langone Medical Centre
USA

Title: Clinical and genetic heterogeneity in papillary thyroid carcinoma

Biography

Kepal N Patel is a surgeon in New York, New York and is affiliated with NYU Lang one Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has been in practice for 19 years. He accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 49 doctors at NYU Langone Medical Center who specialize in Surgery.

Abstract

Thyroid cancer is on the rise. Understanding the clinical heterogeneity will allow for better risk group stratification, appreciation of pathology and exploiting biology to deliver cost effective treatment, discretion in selection of surgical treatment and discretion in use of adjuvant therapy and follow up strategy. The need for research in the molecular biology will help identify that small group of tumors which may behave poorly and potentially avoid overtreatment.