Newswise — July 1, 2013 – Neptune, NJ – Alexander Shifrin, M.D., FACS, FACE, Endocrine Surgeon at Jersey Shore, will present at the 2nd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer, taking place July 10 through July 14, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Shifrin’s oral presentation, entitled Assessment of Molecular Markers on Preoperative FNA Biopsies of Metastatic Lymph Nodes from Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma and Correlation with the Primary Thyroid Tumor: The Feasibility Study, is scheduled to take place during the conference on Friday, July 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The 2nd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer is a global multi-disciplinary meeting of specialists involved in the field of thyroid cancer, and covers the entire spectrum of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. The congress program focuses on the most recent advances in this field, and appeals to a broad audience of specialists. The scientific program includes keynotes, lectures, panels, workshops, instructional courses, video sessions, auxiliary symposiums, and scientific and commercial exhibits. Dr. Shifrin’s presentation will focus on a new diagnostic evaluation of patients with advanced metastatic thyroid cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes. The assessment of metastatic lymph nodes for molecular markers may help in a diagnosis, and also may help to determine the most effective treatment plan for patients.

According to Mark Krasna, M.D., corporate medical director of oncology, Meridian Cancer Care, “Dr. Shifrin’s participation in the 2nd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer confirms his role as an innovator in the field of thyroid disease. The conference provides a global platform for Dr. Shifrin to share his work with other thyroid experts, and will ultimately lead to improved care and treatment for patients suffering from thyroid disease.”

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