Carcinoid Tumors

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News: Carcinoid Tumors

Health Matters : What are Carcinoid Tumours ?  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)Carcinoid tumors are slowly growing malignant tumors, most often found in the wall of the small intestine. They produce extensive systemic symptoms through ...

Health Matters : What is Gastric Cancer ?  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)A small portion of these tumors are carcinoid tumors. The develop from the stomach's hormone producing cells. Many stomach cancers spread of metastasize ...

Library Matters  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Greene County RecordBetween Me and the River is Carrie Host's chronicle of the challenges she faced after being diagnosed with rare and difficult-to-treat carcinoid tumors. ...

Molecular Insight Inks Two Decade-Long Deals Giving Foreign Rights for ...  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
DOTmed.com (press release)It works by attaching to carcinoid tumors that have receptors for a hormone, somatostatin, used in endocrine regulation. Or, as Reynolds sums it up, ...

Scientists at TU Braunschweig and DeveloGen AG receive Phoenix Science Award ...  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
PR-CANADA.net (press release)...the Company is developing DG3173 (Somatoprim), a potentially best-in-class somatostatin analogue for the treatment of acromegaly, carcinoid tumors and ...

Pregnancy doesn't usually worsen scoliosis  -  07 Aug 2009
SunJournal.comHB ANSWER: Carcinoid tumors aren't exactly common, but they aren't extremely rare either. In a city of a million people, there will be seven to 13 carcinoid

Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Advances Azedra Program ...  -  07 Aug 2009
Earthtimes (press release)...for the treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine and carcinoid tumors whose symptoms are not controlled by conventional somatostatin analog therapy.

Lexicon's Drug Candidate LX1032 for Carcinoid Syndrome Receives ...  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)LX1032 is designed to reduce serotonin production in patients with metastatic carcinoid tumors. Elevated levels of serotonin contribute to the

ImmunoGen Announces Encouraging New Clinical Data with the ...  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
WELT ONLINETwenty-seven patients were treated with IMGN901 who had neuroendocrine or carcinoid tumors. Among these was a patient with small-cell cervical

Status of cancer cluster investigations around the country  -  ‎Aug 1, 2009‎
Palm Beach PostCause: Coal-fired power plant in Millsboro under scrutiny; the DuPont company investigating 19 cases of carcinoid tumors, a rare slow-growing,

Novartis: Afinitor advances in breast cancer trials  -  Dec 17, 2008
Pharmaceutical Business ReviewAfinitor is also in Phase III clinical trials for carcinoid tumors, neuroendocrine tumors, colorectal cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumors,

Lexicon to stop development of memory drug, shares fall  -  Dec 12, 2008
ReutersCarcinoid syndrome is seen in patients with carcinoid tumors, which occur mainly in the gastrointestinal tract. They secrete excessive amounts of serotonin

Saturated Fats Also Linked to Small Intestine Cancer  -  Dec 23, 2008
Natural News.com,The study found that those with the highest intake of saturated fat were 3.18 times more likely to develop carcinoid tumors in the small intestines,

Baker Knoll’s death puts focus on neuroendocrine cancer  -  Nov 16, 2008
phillyBurbs.com,Experts believe 5 million to 9 million people in the United States develop neuroendocrine and carcinoid tumors, though they are often misdiagnosed because

Saturated Fat Linked to Small Intestine Cancer  -  Nov 13, 2008
EndoNurse,Through state cancer registries and national death indexes researchers noted the development of 60 adenocarcinomas and 80 carcinoid tumors of the small

Muscatine resident travels to Switzerland to receive treatment for ...  -  Oct 24, 2008
Muscatine Journal,Like her father and sister, Decker learned she had developed carcinoid tumors. Decker said the tumors are a form of slow-growing cancer, and unless they are

HEALTH: Confronting cancer  -  Jul 1, 2008
Lancaster Newspapers,Doctors there discovered the source of her symptoms — three carcinoid tumors on her small intestine. "I had never heard of (carcinoid)," Nolt says.

Becking’s influence lives on  -  Jul 9, 2008
Columbia Daily Tribune,In May 2006 came the stunning news that Sarah had been diagnosed with carcinoid tumors on her liver. What followed was two years of searching for treatments

Callisto Pharmaceuticals Reports Promising Interim Phase II Data ...  -  May 16, 2008
Earthtimes (press release),Carcinoid tumors that metastasize to the liver have a poor prognosis. Traditionally, chemotherapy relieves symptoms in less than 30% of cases of metastatic

Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Q1 2008 Earnings Call ...  -  May 14, 2008
Seeking Alpha,I mean carcinoid tumors aren’t necessarily the most common tumors to begin with. Even at three cycles you’re still talking about over 1000 patients.

Gluteal Nodules in Patients with Metastatic Midgut Carcinoid ...  -  May 7, 2008
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,Conclusion: Patients with metastatic midgut carcinoid tumors have large numbers of asymptomatic sc nodules in the gluteal area when on either depot

Strength and innovation of Novartis Oncology products and pipeline ...  -  May 15, 2008
FOXBusinessSOM230 (Cushing's disease, refractory carcinoid tumors and acromegaly), LBH589 (cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and other cancers), EPO906 (ovarian cancer),

Surgical treatment of a rare primary renal carcinoid tumor with ...  -  Apr 22, 2008
7thSpace Interactive (press release),Carcinoid tumors are characteristically low grade malignant neoplasms with neuroendocrine differentiation that arise in various body sites, most commonly

Strength and innovation of Novartis Oncology products and pipeline ...  -  May 16, 2008
Prdomain Business Register (press release),SOM230 (Cushing's disease, refractory carcinoid tumors and acromegaly), LBH589 (cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and other cancers), EPO906 (ovarian cancer),

BUYINS.NET: GLRE, HYDG, IPSU, MIPI, RACK, ICPR Have Also Been ...  -  Mar 24, 2008
Trading Markets (press release),...a clinical-stage radiotherapeutic product candidate for the treatment of somatostatin positive pancreatic neuroendocrine and carcinoid tumors.

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. Q4 2007 Earnings Call Transcript  -  Mar 6, 2008
Seeking Alpha,...moving the compound into patients with metastatic carcinoid tumors that are experiencing GI symptoms as a basis for our multiple dose tolerance study.

Lexicon Files Investigational New Drug Application for LX1032 as a ...  -  Dec 21, 2007
FOX NewsCarcinoid syndrome is the result of metastatic carcinoid tumors that usually originate from enterochromaffin cells in the lining of the gastrointestinal

Lexicon Files IND Application For LX1032 Oral Drug Candidate As ...  -  Dec 21, 2007
RTT News,The company specified that the Carcinoid syndrome is the result of metastatic carcinoid tumors that usually originate from enterochromaffin cells in the

EVERY DAY’SA BLESSING: GV couple near anniversary of miracle ...  -  Dec 15, 2007
Green Valley News,Dosch’s latest tests have shown that the carcinoid tumors have returned to her abdominal area. “Peg continues to fight and to survive with dignity and grace

Indevus Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Results of Phase II ...  -  Nov 28, 2007
CNNMoney.com...development program to address other indications where injectable formulations of octreotide are currently utilized, including carcinoid tumors.

and in an instant, it could be all over  -  Oct 28, 2007
The Spartan Daily,...however, when last year he was diagnosed with having carcinoid tumors. his doctor did not expect him to live more than another five years. i considered

High blood iron cause for concern  -  Oct 11, 2007
DetNews.com,Sometimes carcinoid tumors produce the carcinoid syndrome -- episodes of flushing, diarrhea or asthma attacks or all three. The attacks come about because

Callisto Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment of Phase II Trial of ...  -  Sep 20, 2007
CNNMoney.comCarcinoid tumors that metastasize to the liver have a poor prognosis. Traditionally, chemotherapy relieves symptoms in less than 30% of cases of metastatic

Author : American Society for Clinical Pathology  -  Oct 11, 2007
Earthtimes,...at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Yousem will highlight and deconstruct definitions and diagnostic criteria for carcinoid tumors.

What does the appendix do? finally an answer!  -  Oct 8, 2007
News-Medical.net,The most common diseases of the appendix (in humans) are appendicitis and carcinoid tumors. Appendix cancer accounts for about 1 in 200 of all



Background information on Carcinoid Tumors [When available]

Carcinoid is a potentially malignant tumour that occurs in the mucosa of the lungs and digestive tract and potentially in other organs. Generally, it causes symptoms due to its secretion of neurohormones, causing diarrhoea, flushing and heart disease, as well as other phenomena (such as Cushing's disease); occasionally, haemorrhage and a mass effect are the presenting symptoms.

Treatment is initially with surgery, and with chemotherapy if the tumour has spread.

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