Drs. Haugen and Ringel Named to Medical Advisory Council of ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to announce that Bryan R. Haugen M.D. and Matthew D. Ringel, M.D. have become members of ThyCa’s Medical Advisory Council.

Dr. Haugen is an endocrinologist and thyroid cancer specialist at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. He is Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology and Director of the Thyroid Tumor Center. He been studying potential mechanisms involved in thyroid neoplasia and cancer, including the roles of telomerase and the retinoic acid receptors and is interested in newer therapies for thyroid cancer and metabolic consequences of subclinical hypothyroidism.

Dr. Haugen is also a member of the Executive Council of the American Thyroid Association. His presentation at ThyCa’s 5th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference in Los Angeles in 2002 focused on the management of advanced thyroid cancer.

Dr. Ringel is an endocrinologist, thyroid cancer specialist, and thyroid cancer researcher at theOhio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio. He also is Associate Professor at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Ringel is a member of the Research Committee of the American Thyroid Association and chairs its web site advisory group. He has spoken at Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conferences about future trends in thyroid cancer care. He is also a chapter author for the recently published book Thyroid Cancer: A Guide for Patients (2004, Douglas Van Nostrand, M.D., lead editor).

The members of ThyCa’s Medical Advisory Council are experts in the field of thyroid cancer, with specialties in endocrinology, surgery, pathology, nuclear medicine, and research on laboratory testing related to thyroid cancer. ThyCa’s medical advisors provide medical information updates to ThyCa and support ThyCa’s goals in education, treatment, and research.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that provides a network of services and resources for thyroid cancer survivors and their families at no charge. ThyCa’s services include support groups, a free low-iodine cookbook, a free online newsletter, an award-winning educational web site, free spring workshops, and other educational services and resources.

On October 22-24, 2004, ThyCa’s 7th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference will take place at the Hyatt Deerfield Hotel, near Chicago, Illinois.

For more information about thyroid cancer, the conference and other events, and ThyCa’s free year-round support groups and other services, visit the web site at www.thyca.org, write to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, or e-mail to thyca@thyca.org.