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Is BRAF V600E mutation the explanation for age-associated mortality risk in patients with papillary thyroid cancer?
In this editorial, the author discusses an article appearing within the same issue. She states that the general hypothesis that age-related differences in mortality could be linked to underlying pathogenesis and specifically to oncogenic alterations is probable. She recommends confirmatory studies and concludes that this area of investigation offers potential opportunities to tailor prognostication further through a better understanding of pathogenesis.
Citation: Haymart MR . Is BRAF V600E mutation the explanation for age-associated mortality risk in patients with papillary thyroid cancer? J Clin Oncol 2018 Feb 10;36(5):433-34. doi: 10.1200/jco.2017.76.2583..
Keywords: Cancer, Genetics, Mortality, Risk