For #FanGirlFriday, we interviewed THANC’s current surgical fellow, Ansley Roche, MD. Ansley Roche, MD How did you get into medicine? In high school, I had this great AP Biology teacher who cared and really saw the wonder in the everyday—it was infectious. I ended up doing well in the class, so I began searching for […]
For #FanGirlFriday, we interviewed Nurse Care Technician (NCT), Donna Joyner, a vital player in showing our patients the best care and treatment. Donna Joyner, NCT Why did you decide to pursue becoming an NCT? Dealing with people and patients is rewarding, and I like making a difference in people’s lives. So, I thought, if I […]
On this #WomenCrushWednesday we interviewed THANC’s speech pathologists Cindy Ganz, SLP and Cathy Lazarus, PhD. The research they do is key to fulfilling part of our mission. Left to right: Cathy Lazarus, PhD and Cindy Ganz, SLP. What drew you to speech pathology? CG: I met this one woman who is a child language specialist and she […]
Functional Assessments Since inception of the Thyroid Head and Neck Research Center (THNRC) in November, 2009, 1,031 patients have agreed to participate in THANC studies. In addition, 1,670 functional assessments of voice, speech, tongue function, swallowing and quality of life have been conducted. Patients have been seen both pre- and post-treatment and patients have […]
They call it the most grueling one-day sporting event in the world, and only those who cross the finish line can lay claim to the title “Ironman.” Nobody would have thought Sergei Koralov among the finishers at the 2016 Lake Placid Ironman—especially not those who saw him immobilized by a recurrent cancer. But Koralov has […]
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) permitted individuals to roll over up to $100,000 from an individual retirement account (IRA) directly to a qualifying charity without recognizing the assets transferred to the qualifying charity as income. While this initial provision expired on December 31, 2007, it has been extended several times. On December 18, […]
There are many ways to remember the THANC Foundation or your other favorite charities in your estate plan, ranging from the simple to the complex. Doing so allows charities like THANC to carry on with their important work and can result in valuable benefits for your estate and your heirs. The most common way to […]
The THANC Foundation once again lent a helping hand at the annual Thyroid Screening sponsored by The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. September was Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and those who dropped by The Mount Sinai Hospital learned that thyroid cancer is not just the most common endocrine cancer but also one of the few cancers whose incidence has increased in recent years. In response to the rising prevalence, Mount Sinai’s annual Thyroid Screening aims to make screening more accessible for individuals at risk for thyroid disease.
The ability to open our mouths is an absolute necessity when we eat, speak or express our feelings to those around us. Now, imagine for a moment that you could not open your mouth wide enough to do any of those things. That’s what every day was like for Matthew Cartisser. Four years ago, we highlighted Matthew’s journey…
Thyroid journal has just released its “High-Impact Articles” list from its April 2016 issue. Among these high-impact articles are two publications written and coordinated by the THANC Foundation.