6. Genetic Evaluation of the Patient with Medullary Thyroid Cancer
Author: Jennifer L. Geurts
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
The hereditary form of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is termed multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2). The RET gene is the only gene known to cause MEN2 syndrome, and up to 98 % of patients with MEN2 have an identifiable pathogenic mutation in this gene.