Thyroid cancer is currently the most common endocrine malignancies, and PI3K/Akt pathway play an important role during its initiation and development. IC87114 is an inhibitor of PI3K/Akt pathway. Little is known about the role of IC87114 in the initiation and progression of thyroid cancer. Here, we demonstrated that IC87114 significantly inhibited both the migration and invasion of thyroid cancer cells, which can be mediated by inhibition of PI3K/Akt pathway. These results suggest that application of IC87114 may prove to be a particularly effective treatment for thyroid cancer.