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If you’ve been diagnosed with thyroid cancer or tumor, talk to us about treatment options. At City of Hope, our dedicated team of experts take a patient-centered approach to diagnosing and treating this disease.

Our multidisciplinary staff pursues an integrated approach to treating thyroid cancer by combining the latest research findings with outstanding patient care. This includes using advanced technologies and specialized techniques such as:

  • Comprehensive diagnostic tools
  • Innovative, minimally invasive surgical approaches that reduce side effects and recovery time
  • Highly precise radiation delivery, including radioactive iodine therapy
  • Individually customized chemotherapy regimens
  • Expert endocrinology care from our clinical diabetes, endocrinology & metabolism team
  • Clinical trials that offer promising new approaches to detect and treat thyroid cancer

Additionally, City of Hope patients have access to our extensive team of supportive care experts, who will help you and your caregivers achieve and maintain a better quality of life during and after your thyroid cancer treatment.

Nationally Ranked Cancer Center

City of Hope is a nationally recognized leader in the research and treatment of thyroid cancer. We are one of the few facilities designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and for the 12th year, U.S. News & World Report has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in America.

Learn more about thyroid tumor and thyroid cancer.

Request an Appointment

If you have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment,  request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-HOPE. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information.

Care Team

City of Hope’s renowned physicians and researchers utilize the latest in technology and innovation to treat cancer, coupled with our enduring belief in providing unparalleled compassionate care.


Ken C Chiu, M.D., F.A.C.E.

Clinical Specialties

  • Endocrinology
Fouad R. Kandeel, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Endocrinology
Azar Khosravi, M.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Endocrinology
Behrouz Salehian-Dardashti, M.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Endocrinology
Raynald Samoa, M.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Endocrinology

Medical Oncology

Warren A. Chow, M.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
Dean W. Lim, M.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Medical Oncology

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Thomas J. Gernon, M.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Radiation Oncology

Nayana L Vora, M.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology

Surgical Oncology

John H. Yim, M.D.

Clinical Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology

Every patient is different, with different needs. At City of Hope, we treat you as a valued individual. Our entire thyroid cancer team works together to bring you advanced surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and supportive care options that will deliver the best clinical and functional outcomes for you. You can also enroll in clinical trials for promising treatments that are not offered elsewhere.

Your care continues long after treatment is completed, and we are committed to helping you and your loved ones manage your recovery.

Learn more about treatment options for thyroid cancer, including surgery, radioactive iodine therapy, radiation, chemotherapy and hormone therapy.

City of Hope is a recognized leader in thyroid cancer research. We offer access to numerous clinical trials and new therapies that are not readily available elsewhere. Our latest research includes developing more precise surgical and radiation techniques for better tumor removal, identifying drugs that can better fight the cancer throughout the body and boosting quality of life for our patients and survivors.


When you come to City of Hope, you automatically gain access to an unparalleled array of support services to help you and your family take each step during and after your thyroid cancer treatment. We can help with all of these concerns, and more:

  • Managing side effects
  • Pain management
  • Navigating the health care system
  • Your emotional, social and spiritual health
  • Handling and coping with stress
  • Staying healthy and active
  • Healthy cooking and eating
  • Healing arts
  • Caregiver skills
  • Restoring normalcy in your family, job or school routine

Learn more about these resources at our Living with Cancer or Supportive Care Medicine sites.


We deliver exquisite care at the leading edge of cancer treatment. It takes the help of a lot of caring people to make hope a reality for our patients. City of Hope was founded by individuals' philanthropic efforts over 100 years ago. Their efforts - and those of our supporters today - have built the foundation for the care we provide and the research we conduct. It enables City of Hope to strive for new breakthroughs and better therapies - helping more people enjoy longer, better lives.

For more information on supporting this specific program, please contact:

Kimberly Wah
Patient Liaison Special Services Director
Phone: 626-218-6305
Email: [email protected]

Or, you can Donate Now to make a gift to support all the research at City of Hope.

City of Hope experts cover prevention, screening, treatment and other cancer topics on City of Hope’s Breakthrough’s blog.

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