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#80 Metastatic growth hormone secreting pituitary carcinoma treated with peptide receptor radionuclide therapy
Introduction: Pituitary carcinoma (PC) is an extremely rare condition defined by the presence of adenohypophyseal neoplastic tissue outside the pituitary. Clinical experience regarding diagnosis, management and prognosis of PC is very limited. Growth hormone (GH) secreting PC is even rarer and represents a particular challenge to clinical practice. Therapeutic modalities utilized to treat PC include surgery, radiation, hormonal therapy, and cytotoxic drugs. Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) is an emerging therapeutic modality that involves the targeted delivery of an ablative dose of radiolabelled somatostatin analog. PRRT has been applied to various neuroendocrine tumors and results in prolonged survival and enhanced quality of life. As yet, this therapy has not been applied to malignant pituitary tumors.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr. Sameer Kassem
#157 Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN-1), Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center experience
Introduction: MEN 1 is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder with a prevalence of 2-4 per 100,000. The main manifestations are parathyroid (PT), gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) and pituitary tumors, but may affect other organ systems as well. MEN 1 is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, with up to 50% dying before the age of 50. Treating MEN 1 patients presents a unique diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr. Sameer Kassem
Authors: Kassem S, Glaser B, Barak D, Fraenkel M, ...