The Thyroid Tumor and Cancer Registry (TCCR) is designed to facilitate rapid and uniform collection of critical information and biological samples to be used in developing prevention and treatment strategies for thyroid nodules or thyroid cancer. It has an overall aim to collaborate with other centers with expertise and interest in epidemiology, genetics, biology, and patient care regarding care of thyroid disease.
This resource is available to all participating institutions that desire the appropriate computing support. Institutional IRB approval and patient informed consent must be obtained.
Individuals with either thyroid nodules or thyroid cancer (past or present) are eligible to participate. Participation is voluntary and there is no charge to the subject to participate and there is also no payment to the subject for participation. Individuals must sign informed consent and complete a questionnaire. The questionnaire asks about dietary habits, smoking, alcohol, and caffeine ingestion, medications, previous medical history and treatment. It also asks about feelings and activities (such as sleep patterns) in the last month and close to the diagnosis period.