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#16 Endoglin as indicator of metastatic neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas
Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas are rare, highly vascularized tumors. Endoglin, a Transforming Growth Factor-β co-receptor, is a marker for angiogenic endothelial cells. Angiogenesis is required for tumor progression and the development of metastases. Recently, endoglin expression was found to be a prognostic marker in pancreatic carcinomas. However, the role of endoglin in neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors has so far not been studied.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Basic
Presenting Author: Patricia Kuiper
#37 Gastric GIST with synchronous neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas, Case Report and Literature Review
Introduction: The Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. These are rare tumors with an incidence of 15 new cases per million per year. They often occur in individuals over the age of 40 years, without gender predominance. The clinical behavior is variable and benign tumors are the most common. They can develop anywhere in the GI tract, but are more frequent in the stomach and small intestine. The primary treatment, when located, is the surgical resection, which can be complemented with the use of imatinib.
The occurrence of neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas is rare, representing 1-5% of pancreatic cancers, and it is estimated that its incidence does not exceed 5 to one million. The tumors considered nonfunctioning (15-32% of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors) are not associated with any syndrome, and are usually incidental. They have a slight predominance in males, and are more frequent in the 6th decade of life. Nonfunctioning tumors of islet cells are virtually all malignant tumors, and the treatment consists of surgical resection.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dra Amelia B Tavares
#106 Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: single institution clinicopathological study
Introduction: Neuroendocrine cells are widely distributed throughout the body, and neoplasms from these dispersed cells can arise at many sites. They are distinguished into two broad categories: 1) Tumors identified as small cell lung carcinomas with biology and natural history of a high-grade malignancy and characteristics of small cell undifferentiated or anaplastic appearance by light microscopy. The WHO categorizes these tumors as poorly-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas; 2) Well-defined neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) with variable, but most lyindolent biologic behavior and characteristic well-differentiated histologic features. The majority arise in the gastrointestinal tract and collectively they are referred as gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP/NETs). They include carcinoid tumors, pancreatic islet cell tumors (gastrinoma, insulinoma, glucagonoma, VIPoma, somatostatinoma), paragangliomas, pheochromocytomas, and medullary thyroid carcinomas. The WHO classifies the GEP/NETs as well-differentiated NETs (carcinoid tumors) if they are noninvasive and have benign behavior or uncertain malignant potential. In contrast, GEP/NETs with characteristics of low-grade malignancy with invasion of the muscularis propria or beyond, or metastases, are characterized as well-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas (malignant carcinoids). Pancreatic islet cell tumors, whether functioning or not, are classified as well-differentiated NETs or well-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas, due to the (depending on) histologic characteristics. The WHO classification for gastroenteropancreatic NETs based on stage (ie size and presence of metastases) and grade (mitotic rate, perineural and lymphovascular invasion, Ki-67 proliferative index) categorizes them as well-differentiated NETs, e.g., carcinoid tumors, or as well-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Michael M. Vaslamatzis
#110 Slug represents an important regulator of E-cadherin expression in neuroendocrine tumor cells of the pancreas
Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas form an inhomogenous group of epithelial neoplasms. They differ from other types of pancreatic cancers by showing an extended survival of patients, which is due to a mostly slow proliferation rate of the tumor. However, some of these neuroendocrine tumors are characterized by an early onset of metastases, which cannot be predicted by any available method. The epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) represents a central part of cell migration and metastasis. During EMT, cells loosen their cellular contacts, leave the tissue, and become migrating single cells. One of the integral compounds of cell adhesion represents the E-cadherin adhesion module, which contains mostly E-cadherin and several catenins. A loss of this adhesion module is associated with tumor progression, migration and metastasis in many types of cancer.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Basic
Presenting Author: Dr Alexander König
#141 Incidence of second primary tumors in patients with neuroendocrine tumors
Introduction: Based on epidemiological data from SEER 1950-1999, 22.4% cases of non-carcinoid second primary tumors have been described in patients diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors. The incidence of this type of tumors varies, depending on the series assessed.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: MD Juan Manuel OConnor
Authors: Pesce V, OConnor J, Mendez G, Bestani C, ...
#194 Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Experience of Endocrinology Department of the University Hospital of Coimbra
Introduction: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are uncommon neoplasms, comprising 1-2% of all pancreatic tumors. The majority are nonfunctional. Of the functional tumors, insulinomas are the most common.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Alexandra Vieira
Authors: Vieira A, Santos J, Gomes L, Moreira A, ...
#197 Surgical Treatment of Non-functioning Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas
Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas have a more favorable course and prognosis compared to pancreatic adenocarcinoma and occupy approximately 1-2% of all oncologic pathology of the pancreas.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Viktor P Shkarban
#286 Aberrant Expression of FSH Receptor in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
Introduction: FSH receptor (FSHR) expression is restricted to gonads. FSHR plays an important role in regulation of ovarian angiogenesis. Recently, FHSR expression has been shown in blood vessels of various tumors.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Prof Fausto Bogazzi
Authors: Russo D, Locci M T, Raggi F, Chifenti B, ...
#520 Left Pancreatectomy for Neuroendocrine Pancreatic Tumors
Introduction: Distal pancreatectomy for neuroendocrine tumors localized in the body-tail of the pancreas (NTP) can be performed either with splenectomy (DP) or with a spleen-preserving procedure (SPLP).
Conference: 9th Annual ENETS Conference (2012)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Prof. Claudio Pasquali
#522 Effects of Transarterial Chemoembolization of Liver Metastases from Neuroendocrine Tumors on Clinical Outcome
Introduction: Trans-catheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a method of treatment of non-resectable liver metastases from neuroendocrine tumors (NET) which provides control of clinical symptoms and tumor growth.
Conference: 9th Annual ENETS Conference (2012)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Sanja Ognjanovic
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