ASCO Annual Meeting
May 31, 2014
Results from a recent study show that the drug lenvatinib could become a new, effective treatment option for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer that is resistant to standard radioiodine (RAI) therapy. Differentiated thyroid cancer is the most common subtype of thyroid cancer. It is generally curable with surgery and RAI. However, about 5% to 15% of patients with this subtype develop resistance to RAI, which means that it is no longer able to control the cancer’s growth.