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29 results for "awareness".
#1661 Investigating the Increasing Incidence of Neuroendocrine Tumors in Pakistan as a Result of Increased Awareness
Introduction: Incidence of Neuroendocrine tumors has been increasing worldwide. The reasons for this rising incidence remains unknown.
Conference: 14th Annual ENETS conference (2017)
Category: Epidemiology/Natural history/Prognosis - Descriptive epidemiology
Presenting Author: Dr Arooj Fatima
Authors: Fatima A, Zaidi S S A
#728 NETworking-The First Three Years of the World NET Cancer Awareness Day Alliance
Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors have an incidence of 3-5/100,000 per year, however, many patients are diagonosed late in their clinical course resulting in poor outcomes and early death. Raising awareness of the myriad presenting symptoms with resultant early diagnosis is a priority health care initiative for this disease. In 2010, the World NET Cancer Day Awareness (WNCAD) Alliance was formed with the primary mission to raise awareness of neuroendocrine tumors and promote November 10 as World NET Cancer Awareness Day
Conference: 10th Annual ENETS Conference (2013)
Category: Epidemiology/Natural history/Prognosis - Descriptive epidemiology
Presenting Author: Dr John C Leyden
#1217 The Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) Patient (pt) Perspective: Results from the First Global NET Pt Survey - A Collaboration Between the International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance (INCA) and Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Introduction: Despite a rising incidence of NETs, few studies document the NET pt experience. We present data on quality of life (QoL) and the global NET pt perspective.
Conference: 12th Annual ENETS Conference (2015)
Category: ...none of the below
Presenting Author: Dr John Leyden
Keywords: Quality of life
#288 An Observational Registry Collecting Data on Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Patients (GEP-NET Registry) in the Middle East and Asia
Introduction: NET awareness is low in the Middle East and Asia. This registry of GEP NET patients will capture reported outcomes from physicians in clinical practice who treat patients with GEP NET.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Donald YewHee Poon
#15 Gastroduodenal ulceration associated with radioembolization for the treatment of liver malignancies, a newly observed complication: Institutional experience and review of the literature
Introduction: Microsphere radioembolization is a method of delivering radiation therapy directly to tumors, thereby minimizing toxicity to adjacent structures. Despite the relatively high precision of this modality, numerous adverse effects have been recognized. One particularly untoward complication is the development of severe gastroduodenal ulceration.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr. Steven Naymagon
#22 A Case Illustrative of Phenotypic Heterogeneity and Challenges in the Management of Paraganglioma
Introduction: Paragangliomas (PGLs) are extra-adrenal, usually benign, highly vascularized tumors that originate from neural-crest-derived chromaffin cells. These tumors are subdivided as either sympathetic or parasympathetic, depending on their location and catecholamine production. Sympathetic PGLs are situated along the abdominal sympathetic trunk and usually produce catecholamines, whereas parasympathetic PGLs are located in the head and neck, and these usually do not produce catecholamines. PGLs may present as sporadic or inherited tumor syndrome, including MEN 2, with RET germline mutations, von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease due to germline mutations in VHL gene, and pheochromocytoma-PGL syndrome. The latter is frequently a hereditary condition and is caused by germline mutations in the SDHB, SDHC, or SDHC genes. Patients with familial PGLs may present at a younger age, often as multifocal tumors, with an increased risk of recurrence and a higher frequency of malignancy in those with SDHB mutations. SDH mutations induce angiogenesis and tumorogenesis through the inhibition of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIF)-propyl hyroxylase. A younger age at onset, malignancy, and a positive family history are clinical parameters of high specificity, but low sensitivity for diagnosis. Genetic analysis for mutations in SDH genes for the patient and family members, and surveillance for the affected patient and family members, are necessary where there are no clear clinical or family indicators for the syndrome. We present a case of a large abdominal malignant PGL in a 20-year-old pt. that went on without clinical detection for at least three years.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Mohammed Ahmed
#53 The rise and fall of chromogranin A as an indicator for NET
Introduction: There is now general awareness that treatment with proton pump inhibitors (ppi) may cause moderate rises in circulating concentrations of gastrin and/or chromogranin A (CgA), thus decreasing the specificity of these markers in the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Due to their high efficacy, proton pump inhibitors (ppi) are one of the most frequently prescribed classes of drugs worldwide. Several studies in various countries report that 30% or more of in-patients have been prescribed ppi. Patients who are suspected of having a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) often have gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms for which ppi are prescribed and therefore they may be already taking ppi when their first blood sample is assayed for NET markers. We previously encountered a case of extreme rise in CgA which flagged the possibility of a NET, but was later shown to be due to ppi therapy alone. We present CgA and gastrin data in relation to ppi therapy and withdrawal for this patient. In order to see if this was an isolated incident, we audited all laboratory requests for CgA/gastrin in a two-year period and monitored those that provided details of ppi treatment/withdrawal.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Lee Armstrong
Authors: Armstrong L, Ryan K, Ardill J, ...
#57 Clinical and demographic characteristics in patients newly diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors (NET)
Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are tumors that form from cells that release hormones in response to a signal from the nervous system. These tumors may secrete higher-than-normal amounts of hormones, which can cause many different symptoms.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Chi-Chang Chen
#84 Rare association between pancreatic insulinoma and Graves's disease: fortune or misfortune?
Introduction: In spite of low frequency ( 4 cases in 1 million population), insulimoma is a significant pathology because hypoglycemia causes severe neurologic lesions and death.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Carmen Barbu
Authors: Barbu C, Stefan C, Miron A, Giulea C, ...
#170 Swiss Neuroendocrine Tumor (SwissNET) registry: Results after 30 Months
Introduction: The Swiss registry for NETs (SwissNET) was established in 2008 to improve epidemiological data on NET patients in Switzerland. Here the results after 30 months of follow-up are presented.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: MD Christoph Stettler