Adequate Selection of Patients for Thyroid Biopsy: Evaluation of a Shared Decision Making Conversation Tool


About this study

The purpose of this study is to field test and update an existing conversation aid prototype designed to support shared decision making in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer, and to conduct a pilot randomized multi-center trial to test the refined conversation aid.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria - Patients:

  • Adult patients (18 years of age or older) who present for evaluation of a thyroid nodule and may have a discussion regarding the need for thyroid biopsy.

Inclusion Critieria - Clinicians:

  • Clinicians who counsel patients with thyroid nodules from the Division of Endocrinology.

Exclusion Criteria - Patients:

  • Patients who do not speak English.
  • Patients who lack the capacity to consent.
  • Patients with hyperthyroidism, pregnant patients, and those in which the nodule of interest has already been biopsied or who have received consultation with a thyroid nodule specialist.

Exclusion Criteria - Clinicians:

  • N/A.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Juan Brito Campana, M.B.B.S.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Emma Behnken

(507) 293-0177

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