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ThyCa Announces Medullary Thyroid Cancer Research Fund

02/2003

ThyCa; Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has started a second research fund, the Medullary Thyroid Cancer Research Fund.

The Medullary Thyroid Cancer Research Fund will support research focused on medullary thyroid cancer. Medullary thyroid cancer accounts for 5% to 10% of all cases of thyroid cancer and has a number of unique features. Medullary thyroid cancer can present itself as either sporadic or familial.

ThyCa also sponsors the Thyroid Cancer Research Fund to support research on papillary, follicular, Hurthle cell, other variants, and anaplastic thyroid cancer. These thyroid cancer types range from well-differentiated to undifferentiated thyroid cancer.

Earlier this year, ThyCa announced the availability of its first grant for thyroid cancer research, with the awardee to be selected by the American Thyroid Association, the professional association of clinicians and researchers concerned with thyroid diseases.

“We are proud to establish this new fund and know that it will make a difference in progress against medullary thyroid cancer. Research regarding treatment of all types of thyroid cancer is underfunded and in great need of support,” says Joann Eskenazi, Board Member and Fundraising Chair.

Contributions of any size are welcome and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.

Donors to thyroid cancer research may designate the Medullary Thyroid Cancer Research Fund or the Thyroid Research Fund or may contribute to
both funds.

Contributions should be sent to ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., Research Fund, PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is an all-volunteer, national nonprofit 501 (c)(3) service organization of thyroid cancer survivors, families, and health care professionals. ThyCa’s mission is education, support, and communication for people at all stages of testing, treatment, and follow-up for all types of thyroid cancer, as well as for their families and friends.

Details on support groups, services, workshops, and the annual conference are on the web site atwww.thyca.org .


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