Thyroid Cancer Research at City of Hope

June 15, 2024 
This page was reviewed under our medical and editorial policy by Jee Won Cheong, D.O., assistant clinical professor, Department of Supportive Care Medicine, Sasan Fazeli, M.D., assistant clinical professor in the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Karen Tsai, M.D., assistant clinical professor in the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, City of Hope® Cancer Center Duarte.

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. 

Thyroid Cancer Research Projects

Some of our past and current research projects include:

  • Developing more precise surgical and radiation therapy techniques for better tumor removal
  • Identifying drugs that can better fight thyroid cancer throughout the body
  • Improving quality of life for our patients and survivors through side effect management and integrative care strategies
  • Evaluating how radiofrequency ablation can be used in place of open surgery to reduce complications and downtime for patients with thyroid nodules
  • Developing molecular diagnostic innovations and pinpointing specific biomarkers to better personalize thyroid cancer treatment
  • Investigating risk factors among young adults for thyroid cancer

Thyroid Cancer Clinical Trials

City of Hope's thyroid cancer program is uniquely positioned to provide personalized and comprehensive treatment plans, along with access to groundbreaking clinical trials.

City of Hope has been named one of America's top cancer hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for over a decade. Our world-class experts offer thyroid cancer patients opportunities to participate in clinical trials and other research programs. 

At City of Hope, we lead the way in innovative and thoughtful, minimally-invasive surgical approaches to treating thyroid cancer and benign thyroid nodules. We also lead the way in researching specific molecular diagnostics so we can better develop personalized treatment options for patients with thyroid cancer. In addition, our supportive medicine specialists help with pain and symptom management associated with thyroid cancer treatments and surgeries.

To refer a patient to one of our trials, visit