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Patient Recruitment

Studies on Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer

NIH Recruiting for Thyroid Cancer Research Study

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Doctors at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are conducting a research study for thyroid cancer. Researchers are using a novel imaging technique called 68Gallium DOTATATE PET/CT, which has been proven safe and effective in patients with other tumors – neuroendocrine tumors.

Study Details:

  • You will have a medical interview, physical exam, standard imaging for thyroid cancer
  • Study related tests and standard of care for thyroid cancer is provided at no cost
  • Study takes place at the NIH Clinical Center, America’s Research Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, on the Metro red line(Medical Center stop)

Participation Requirements:

  • Adults with known thyroid cancer that spread outside the thyroid and does not respond to radioactive iodine treatment
  • Patient may not participate if they have serious underlying medical conditions that restrict diagnostic testing or therapy such as renal failure, congestive cardiac failure or active coexisting non-thyroid carcinoma

For more information:
NIH Clinical Center
Office of Patient Recruitment
1-800-411-1222 (refer to study # 77-DK-0096 Appendix A)
TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing: 1-866-411-1010
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Or go online:

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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This page last updated on 10/22/2021

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