Research

Finding better ways to treat children with thyroid disorders is a major goal of the Yale Pediatric Thyroid Center.  Research has focused on:

  • Optimizing treatment of childhood Graves’ disease
  • Developing new diagnostic and treatment approaches for thyroid cancer
  • Identifying genes that cause thyroid cancer
  • Examining the potential toxicity of thyroid medications
  • Determining the risks of thyroid diseases and treatments to the mother and fetus
  • Improving treatment of congenital hypothyroidism
  • Exploring links of thyroid disease with other autoimmune diseases
  • Examining risks of Graves’ disease therapy

The YPTC is currently participating in a multi-center study examining the treatment of childhood Graves' disease with radioactive iodine.