ThyCa Names Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., M.A., to Medical Advisory Council

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is pleased to announce that Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., M.A., of Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, has been named to its Medical Advisory Council, which now has 34 members.

Dr. Sosa is an Endocrine and Oncologic Surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery (Oncology) and of Medicine (Medical Oncology), as well as Director of the Yale Endocrine Surgery Clinical and Health Services Research Group.

She is involved in clinical trials of new drug treatments for all the major types of thyroid cancer. She is principal investigator or co-principal investigator of studies of new drug treatments for differentiated thyroid cancer (papillary/follicular), medullary thyroid cancer, and anaplastic thyroid cancer.

Dr. Sosa is a speaker in ThyCa’s Free Webinar on Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer on Friday, July 29, 2011. She will also be a speaker at the 14th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference in Los Angeles, California, on October 14 –16, 2011.

Following undergraduate education at Princeton University, she received a master’s degree in Human Sciences at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. She received postgraduate training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals, Oxford, England. She is a frequent invited lecturer and course leader/instructor for professional audiences and has also spoken at three recent ThyCa conferences.

The 34 members of ThyCa’s Medical Advisory Council are world-recognized experts in the field of thyroid cancer. The advisors provide valuable counsel and support ThyCa’s goals in education, treatment, and research.

The Medical Advisors page (linked from ThyCa’s web site Home Page) gives the names, specialties, and affiliations of all the Medical Advisory Council members and soon will add Dr. Sosa.

More than 50 distinguished specialists provide ongoing review and input for ThyCa’s web site and materials. The web site ( has more than 650 pages of thyroid cancer information, numerous free downloadable publications, connections with support services and support group meetings, workshop and conference announcements, and other resources.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, families, and health care professionals, advised by internationally recognized thyroid cancer specialists. The organization is dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends.

ThyCa also sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, year-round awareness activities, and thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants.

The 14th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference will take place in Los Angeles, California, on October 14-16, 2011.

For more information about ThyCa’s free support services, education, publications, spring workshops, and annual international conference, e-mail to, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, write to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, or visit the ThyCa web site.