Department of Surgery

Dr. Linwah Yip Embarking on New Groundbreaking Thyroid Cancer Clinical Trial


Principal investigator Linwah Yip, MD and researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine will conduct the first-ever clinical trial on a genetic test they developed that could spare patients with nonaggressive thyroid cancer from complete thyroid removal. This thyroid-preserving surgery lessens surgical complications and could help patients avoid taking daily medications to stabilize thyroid hormone levels. This work was featured in an in-depth UPMC press release as well as an article published in the February 9, 2017 issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.