Inherited non-medullary thyroid cancer

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Inclusion criteria:

Proband non-medullary thyroid cancer <60 years

AND one of

One or more first degree relative with non-medullary thyroid cancer <60 years


One or more first, second or third degree relatives with non-medullary thyroid cancer AND a second first, second or third degree relative with another thyroid pathology (e.g. multinodular goitre, thyroiditis)

Unaffected individuals should not be recruited to this category

Exclusion criteria:

Known genetic cause

Prior genetic testing guidance:

  • Results should have been reviewed for all genetic tests undertaken, including disease-relevant genes in exome sequencing data. The patient is not eligible if they have a molecular diagnosis for their condition.
  • Genetic testing should continue according to routine local practice for this phenotype regardless of recruitment to the project; results of these tests must be submitted via the ‘Genetic investigations’ section of the data capture tool to allow comparison of WGS with current standard testing.

PLEASE NOTE: The sensitivity of WGS compared to current diagnostic genetic testing has not yet been established. It is therefore important that tests which are clinically indicated under local standard practice continue to be carried out.

Prior genetic testing genes:

Testing of the following genes should be carried out PRIOR TO RECRUITMENT where this is in line with current local practice: No genes specified

Closing statement:

These requirements will be kept under continual review during the main programme and may be subject to change.

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