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Arbeitsgruppe Prof. Dr. Christine Spitzweg

Translational Thyroid Oncology

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The major focus of the Laboratory for Translational Thyroid Oncology is the sodium iodide symporter (NIS), its central role in the pathogenesis of radioiodine-refractory thyroid cancer, its role in extrathyroidal tissues and malignancies, such as breast cancer, as well as its emerging role as reporter and therapy gene. In addition, we have developed a major interest in the regulation of the tumor microenvironment by thyroid hormones in recent years.


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Information on our clinical thyroid research can be found here.

Grant Support

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB, SPP), Wilhelm-Sander-Stiftung