For the first time, researchers have linked radiation-damaged thyroid glands to poor surgical outcomes. The solution may be as simple as a common hormone supplement.
Jessica Webster Sendra
Jessica Webster Sendra writes for The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, coordinating social media and media relations while telling the stories of doctors, patients and researchers. Jessica worked in public radio for 25 years. Prior to joining Michigan Medicine in 2017, she spent seven years as a print and digital journalist.
A new model developed by Michigan Medicine researchers could change treatment guidelines for nearly two-thirds of men with localized prostate cancer.
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