Adrenocortical Carcinoma

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News: Adrenocortical Carcinoma

Jason Sear never gave up during 18-month fight with cancer  -  ‎Aug 1, 2009‎
Steamboat PilotDr. Allen Belshaw, a general surgeon at YVMC, worked through the night analyzing Jason Sear's symptoms and delivered a diagnosis of adrenocortical carcinoma

Abingdon "Peaces Out" for One of Its Own Fighting Cancer  -  ‎Jul 20, 2009‎
WGIL Radio NewsShe was diagnosed earlier this year with Adrenocortical Carcinoma. The music was provided by the Abingdon United Methodist Church Praise Band,

Give to Adrenal Cancer Research  -  ‎Jul 18, 2009‎
TheInsider.comAdrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is rare, but very deadly. About 600 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States, or about one to two cases per

Adrenocortical oncocytic carcinoma with recurrent metastases: a ...  -  Dec 17, 2008
7thSpace Interactive (press release),...case concerns a 54-year-old man with past medical history of right adrenal excision with partial hepatectomy, due to an adrenocortical carcinoma.

New and attractive strategy for the development of anti-tumour drugs  -  Dec 14, 2008
TopCancerNews.com,Two well documented examples of this kind of congenital predisposition are pediatric adrenocortical carcinoma and Li-Fraumeni syndrome.

Life briefs  -  Dec 5, 2008
Poughkeepsie Journal,One year later, Whalen was diagnosed with adrenocortical carcinoma, a rare type of cancer that affects a person's adrenal glands - small organs atop each

Development of an Adrenocorticotropin-Responsive Human ...  -  Nov 5, 2008
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,Design: Human adrenocortical carcinoma (HAC) cells were isolated from an adrenal tumor removed from a girl presenting with virilization and hypertension.

Consider practicality, necessity when removing adrenal masses  -  May 15, 2008
Endocrine Today,A general consensus stated that adrenal incidentalomas greater than 6 cm in diameter have about a 25% risk of being an adrenocortical carcinoma,

Adrenal glands – Cancer in Adrenal glands  -  Mar 24, 2008
Los Angeles Chronicle,A cancer that arises in the adrenal cortex is called an adrenocortical carcinoma and can produce high blood pressure, weight gain, excess body hair,

Cholesterol sulphate affects production of steroid hormones by ...  -  Oct 2, 2007
Journal of EndocrinologyHuman adrenocortical carcinoma H295R cells were cultured with various amounts of CS. To evaluate steroid hormone synthesis, pregnenolone production in cells

Human Adrenal Corticocarcinoma NCI-H295R Cells Produce More ...  -  Sep 28, 2007
Journal of EndocrinologyNCI-H295A and NCI-H295R cells originate from the same adrenocortical carcinoma which produced predominantly androgens but also smaller amounts of

Opportunities to help cancer patients, organizations  -  Sep 27, 2007
Albert Lea Tribune,In February, she was diagnosed with adrenocortical carcinoma. She underwent surgery to remove a mass found on her spinal column on Feb. 28. On Sept.



Background information on Adrenocortical Carcinoma [When available]

Adrenocortical carcinoma is a carcinoma of the cortex (outer layer) of the adrenal gland. While most tumors of the adrenal cortex are benign (adenomas) and only occasionally cause Cushing's syndrome, the malignant form makes up about 3% of all cortical tumors and requires surgery and sometimes chemotherapy. Excess cortisol production may require suppression with ketoconazole or metyrapone. Production of aldosterone or androgens by carcinomas is extremely rare. Adrenocortical carcinomas are also sometimes referred to as adrenal cortical carcinomas, ACC, or adrenal cortex cancers

Complete surgical excision (if possible) is the primary treatment used for these neoplasms.

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