Introduction: Pherochromocytoma (PH) and paraganglioma (PG) are neuroendocrine tumors arising in cromaffin cells in the adrenal medulla or extra adrenal paraganglia respectively. Clinical presentation is diverse. All PG/PH have malignant potential. Hereditary cases comprise up to 40% of all PG/PH.
Conference: 17th Annual ENETS Conference 2020 (2020)
Category: Endocrine malignancies (MTC, pheochromocytoma) - diagnosis and therapy
Presenting Author: MD Mariano Hernan Dioca
Introduction: Since the PI3K/Akt/mTOR proliferation axis is often deregulated in PETs, the mTORC1 complex inhibitor Everolimus (RAD001) represents an effective treatment for PETs. However, RAD001 leads to a re-activation of PI3K activity and phosphorylation of Akt, which may promote resistance to the treatment. Thus, direct inhibition of PI3K may represent a novel potential target for PETs.
Conference: 11th Annual ENETS Conference 2014 (2014)
Category: Basic Science - mTOR and other pathways, signalling, receptors
Presenting Author: Dr Gabriele Capurso