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#48 Preliminary report of the use of everolimus in a patient with progressive medullary thyroid carcinoma
Introduction: Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) accounts for about 5-10% of all thyroid cancers, and while disease localized to the thyroid can be cured by surgery, there is no effective treatment for disseminated MTC. Constitutive activation of the RET proto-oncogene is implicated in familial and a proportion of sporadic cases, and up-regulates the AKT/PI3-kinase/mTOR signal transduction pathway. Recent studies have shown that the inhibitor of mTOR, everolimus (RAD001, Novartis, Basel), can inhibit the proliferation of the TT cell line and human MTC tumor cells in vitro. Clinically, everolimus has been shown to attenuate the progression of some gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors, but its clinical use in MTC has not yet been evaluated.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Maralyn R Druce
#256 Evaluation of the Association Between Serotonin and Bone Mineral Density in Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors
Introduction: Bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures are influenced by diet, activity, drugs and hormones. Recent studies highlight an inverse relationship between serotonin and BMD.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Maralyn R Druce
#662 Sequlae and Survivorship in Neuroendocrine Patients Treated with 131I-MIBG
Introduction: Radionuclide therapy in the form of 131I-MIBG has been in therapeutic use since the 1980s. Newer modalities are emerging for the treatment of neuroendocrine and chromaffin cell tumors, but many of these do not yet have adequate long-term follow-up to determine longer term efficacy and sequelae.
Conference: 10th Annual ENETS Conference 2013 (2013)
Category: Medical treatment - Targeted therapies
Presenting Author: Dr Wing-Chiu C Sze
Authors: Sze C, Grossman A, Amendra D, Shieh S, ...