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2011-02-01 22:26:17

NIH researchers seek to develop test to guide treatment Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Hong Kong have discovered that high levels of a particular protein in cancer cells are a reliable indicator that a cancer will spread. By measuring the protein's genetic material in tumors that had been surgically removed from patients, along with measuring the genetic material from surrounding tissue, the researchers could predict at least 90 percent of the time...

2010-12-28 08:21:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Variations of a gene are associated with a type of tumor that forms within the adrenal gland, and were found in an age group uncommon for these types of tumors. Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are types of tumors. Pheochromocytomas form in the adrenal gland causing it to make too much adrenaline. Pheochromocytomas can cause high blood pressure, pounding headaches, heart palpitations, flushing of the face, nausea, and vomiting. Paragangliomas are rare, usually...

2010-12-15 00:03:16

Analysis has identified variations of a gene that are associated with a type of tumor that forms within the adrenal gland, according a study in the December 15 issue of JAMA. The age group in which these variations were found are frequently excluded from genetic screening models for this type of tumor. Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are types of tumors. Pheochromocytomas form in the adrenal gland (gland located above the kidney) causing it to make too much adrenaline. Pheochromocytomas...

2010-12-13 07:30:00

BOSTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The second episode in a three-part series on Grey's Anatomy features a patient with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL). The next new episode in the show is expected to air on January 6. The first episode, "Adrift and at Peace," aired Dec. 2 (http://tinyurl.com/vhlstory1). VHL is a rare disease, a genetic cancer syndrome that causes a series of tumors in many different parts of the body. It is hard to diagnose, but getting a diagnosis is not the end of...

2008-09-22 15:00:14

GE Healthcare Ryan Fitzgerald 414.530.2735 (m) ryan.fitzgerald@ge.com Logo: http://www.gehealthcare.com GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AdreView(TM) (Iobenguane I 123 Injection), a molecular imaging agent for the detection of rare neuroendocrine tumors in children and adults. AdreView provides high quality images that allow physicians to detect tumors, both at the time of initial...

2008-09-22 12:00:38

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, has announced that the FDA has approved AdreView, a molecular imaging agent for the detection of rare neuroendocrine tumors in children and adults. GE Healthcare said that AdreView provides high quality images that allow physicians to detect tumors, both at the time of initial diagnosis and at later examinations when relapse or recurrence is suspected. According to the company, AdreView images reflect the functional behavior of the tumor...

2008-08-30 09:00:21

By Tischler, Arthur S * Context.-Advances in genetics and gene expression profiling have led to new ways of thinking about the pathobiology of pheochromocytoma and extra-adrenal paraganglioma. These developments are concurrent with the publication and dissemination of the 2004 World Health Organization bluebook on pathology and genetics of endocrine tumors. Objective.-To summarize new information required by pathologists for effective participation in patient management and research. Data...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Zaydfudim, Victor Stover, Daniel G; Caro, Susan W; Phay, John E Although medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) can produce adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in up to 40 per cent of cases as determined by immunohistochemistry, clinical hypercortisolism is rarely seen. We report a medullary endocrine neoplasia 2A (MEN 2A) kindred whose proband case presented with Cushing's syndrome (CS). This 51-year-old woman presented with debilitating weakness, exertional dyspnea, 50 pound weight gain, moon...

2008-02-13 03:00:13

By Timonera, Elizabeth R Paiva, Maria Emilia; Lopes, Jose Manuel; Eloy, Catarina; van der Kwast, Theodore; Asa, Sylvia L Adenomatoid tumor and myelolipoma are benign, hormonally inactive tumors that are often incidental findings in the adrenal glands. Myelolipoma is more common than adenomatoid tumor in this location but both are rare, and as yet, the pathogenesis of both remains unclear.We report 2 cases of composite adenomatoid tumor and myelolipo-ma, incidentally found in the adrenal...

2007-07-01 06:18:42

By Szmulowicz, Ursula M Savoie, Lisa M Pheochromocytoma are rare neuroectodermal tumors, responsible for less than 1 per cent of cases of hypertension. The protean manifestations of pheochromocytomas arise from the effects of catecholamine hypersecretion upon alpha and beta receptors. The lesion may infrequently present with gastrointestinal complaints ranging from constipation and nausea to megacolon and ischemic colitis. Ischemic colitis in association with pheochromocytoma occurs from...