• Family screening in medullary thyroid carcinoma presenting without a family history.

      Ponder, B; Finer, N; Coffey, R; Harmer, C; Maisey, M; Ormerod, M; Pembrey, M; Ponder, M; Rosswick, P; Shalet, Stephen M; et al. (1988-04)
      Systematic screening of the families of a series of 39 patients with apparently sporadic medullary thyroid carcinoma detected seven new cases in four families. A negative family history in a patient presenting with medullary thyroid carcinoma is not reliable in excluding familial disease, and family screening should be considered for new patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma.