Thyroid hormone replacement approved as diagnostic aid
This article was originally published in Clinica
Genzyme General's Thyrogen (injectable thyrotropin alpha) has been approved in the US for use in follow-up screening of thyroid cancer patients. The drug, a recombinant form of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), allows patients who undergo diagnostic testing for cancer recurrence to avoid side-effects caused by the withdrawal of their hormone supplements, which accompanies testing.
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