Introduction: Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare neoplasm with poor prognosis. Treatment results in advanced disease are disappointing and median survival is less than 12 months. There is no standard chemotherapy, even though mitotane and cisplatin-based regimens are frequently used with limited efficacy. In vitro data suggest that overexpressed insulin growth factor-2 (IGF-2) acting via the IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R) is relevant for ACC and that the IGF-1R and 2R pathway is a promising target.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Presenting Author: MD Sara De Dosso
Introduction: Netrin-1, a member of axon guidance molecules, and its dependence receptors (DCC, UNC5, neogenin) is involved in several cancer types (breast, neuroblastoma, colon etc) but its role in pNETs remains unknown.
Conference: 10th Annual ENETS Conference 2013 (2013)
Category: Epidemiology/Natural history/Prognosis - Descriptive epidemiology
Presenting Author: Colette Roche