Living With Thyroid Cancer: The RAI-Refractory Patient It is true a majority of thyroid cancer patients are cured, there are some who are not. The patients in this episode learn that the their cancer is not like most patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer. We meet Dr. Marcia Brose, the Director of the Thyroid Cancer Therapeutics Program at the University of Pennsylvania and learn that through clinical research there is now hope for radioactive iodine (RAI) refractory patients. Featuring Marcia Brose, MD (University of Pennsylvania) and advanced thyroid cancer patients, Tim and Rosanne and their partners, Gayle and Bill.