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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101495/medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-distinction-towards-neuroectodermal-tumours-reply-to-the-letter-by-paschou-and-vryonidou
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Mikael Nilsson, E Dillwyn Williams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100632/the-role-of-hepatic-trans-arterial-chemoembolization-in-metastatic-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-specialist-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg, Allan Bloom, Naama Lev-Cohain, Alexander Klimov, Hashem Besiso, David Gross
BACKGROUND: Liver metastases are relatively common in patients with metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), carrying a negative impact on disease prognosis. The options for selective therapy of liver metastases in MTC patients are limited to catheter guided procedures such as trans-arterial chemoembolization (TACE). Data regarding the effectiveness and safety of this procedure in MTC is limited. AIM: To explore the clinical outcome, survival and safety profile of TACE for liver metastases in a group of MTC patients...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099363/different-ret-gene-mutation-induced-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2a-in-3-chinese-families
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Qiuli Liu, Dali Tong, Wenqiang Yuan, Gaolei Liu, Gang Yuan, Weihua Lan, Dianzheng Zhang, Jun Zhang, Zaoming Huang, Yao Zhang, Jun Jiang
BACKGROUD: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN2A) is a condition with inherited autosomal dominant mutations in RET (rearranged during transfection) gene that predisposes the carrier to extremely high risk of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and other MEN2A-associated tumors such as parathyroid cancer and/or pheochromocytoma. Little is reported about MEN2A syndrome in the Chinese population. METHODS: All members of the 3 families along with specific probands of MEN2A were analyzed for their clinical, laboratory, and genetic characteristics...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094086/differentiated-and-medullary-thyroid-cancer-surgical-management-of-cervical-lymph-nodes
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P Asimakopoulos, I J Nixon, A R Shaha
Thyroid cancer metastasises to the central and lateral compartments of the neck frequently and early. The impact of nodal metastases on outcome is affected by the histological subtype of the primary tumour and the patient's age, as well as the size, number and location of those metastases. The impact of extranodal extension has recently been highlighted as an important prognosticating factor. Although clinically evident nodal disease in the lateral neck compartments has a significant impact on both survival and recurrence, microscopic metastases to the central or the lateral neck in well-differentiated thyroid cancer do not significantly affect outcome...
January 13, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089742/multiple-habp2-variants-in-familial-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-contribution-of-a-group-of-thyroid-checked-controls
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Benjamin Kern, Lucie Coppin, Pauline Romanet, Michel Crépin, Isabelle Szuster, Florence Renaud, Emmanuelle Leteurtre, Frédéric Frénois, Jean-Louis Wemeau, Bruno Carnaille, Catherine Cardot-Bauters, Christine Do Cao, Pascal Pigny
A heterozygous germline variant in the HABP2 gene c.1601G > A (p.Gly534Glu), which negatively impacts its tumor suppressive activity in vitro, has been described in 4-14% of kindreds of European-American ancestry with familial papillary thyroid carcinoma (fPTC). But it is also found in ≈4% of Europeans and European/Americans from public databases that, however, did not provide information on the thyroid function of the controls. To get unbiased results, we decided to compare HABP2 genotypes of patients with fPTC with those of "thyroid-checked" controls...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088216/immunohistochemical-features-of-giant-cell-ependymoma-of-the-filum-terminale-with-unusual-clinical-and-radiological-presentation
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Fernando Candanedo-Gonzalez, Cindy Sharon Ortiz-Arce, Samuel Rosales-Perez, Ana Lilia Remirez-Castellanos, Candelaria Cordova-Uscanga, Armando Gamboa-Dominguez
BACKGROUND: Giant cell ependymoma of the filum terminale is a rare variant, generally manifested as a well-circunscribed intradural mass with an indolent biological behavior. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 48-year-old Mexican female who non-relevant past medical history, that developed a GCE of the filum terminale. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography revealed the presence of an intra-axial tumor extending from L3 to L5 with extra-medullary invasion...
January 14, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074747/liraglutide-a-glucagon-like-peptide-1-agonist-for-chronic-weight-management
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Kendra R Manigault, Maria Miller Thurston
OBJECTIVE: To review the efficacy and safety of liraglutide 3.0 mg for weight loss. DATA SOURCE: A literature search was performed using PubMed and MEDLINE from 2000 to 2016. The following key terms were used alone or in combination: glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist, liraglutide, obesity, overweight, and weight loss. Additional supporting literature was identified utilizing the reference lists of the preceding articles. STUDY SELECTION: Analyzed studies were published in English and investigated use of liraglutide and its impact on weight loss...
December 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069896/anti-tumor-effects-of-shikonin-derivatives-on-human-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-cells
#8
Carina Hasenoehrl, Gert Schwach, Nassim Ghaffari-Tabrizi-Wizsy, Robert Fuchs, Nadine Kretschmer, Rudolf Bauerr, Roswitha Pfragner
New treatment options are needed for medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), a highly metastasizing neuroendocrine tumor that is resistant to standard radio- and chemotherapy. We show that the following shikonin derivatives inhibit cell proliferation and cell viability of the MTC cell line TT: acetylshikonin, β,β-dimethylacrylshikonin, shikonin and a petroleum ether extract of the roots of Onosma paniculata containing several shikonin derivatives. The unsubstituted shikonin derivative was found to be the most effective compound with an IC50 of 1...
January 9, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068878/long-term-control-of-hypercortisolism-by-vandetanib-in-a-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-a-somatic-ret-mutation
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Anne-Cécile Paepegaey, Beatrix Cochand-Priollet, Estelle Louiset, Pierre Olivier Sarfati, Marco Alifano, Nelly Burnichon, Marie Bienvenu-Perrard, Najiba Lahlou, Léopoldine Bricaire, Lionel Groussin
CONTEXT: Medullary thyroid carcinomas (MTCs) complicated by ectopic Cushing's syndrome have a poor prognosis, partially due to the difficulties to control hypercortisolism by adrenal blocking drugs. Recent reports (including the initial follow-up of this patient) have suggested that tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) may be a therapeutic option due to an antisecretory action on ACTH. However, there is a lack of long-term follow-up studies. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 58 year-old man with a MTC-related Cushing's syndrome resistant to a combination of several anticortisolic drugs...
January 9, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042533/a-brief-review-on-the-molecular-basis-of-medullary-tyroid-carcinoma
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Masoumeh Mohammadi, Mehdi Hedayati
Approximately 5-10% of all thyroid cancers are medullary thyroid carcinomas (MTC). MTC is mainly sporadic in nature, but 20-30% of cases are hereditary. Genetic testing for hereditary MTC is very important for the patient and his family, but the patients must be receiving appropriate genetic counseling. About 98% of patients with hereditary MTC have germline mutations in exons 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 and intron 16 of the REarrangement during transfection (RET) proto-oncogene, but the etiology of the more frequent sporadic form of MTC (sMTC) is not well understood...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039723/mixed-medullary-and-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-stepwise-diagnosis
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Despoina Myoteri, Dionysios Dellaportas, Eleni Carvounis, Agathi Kondi-Pafiti, Ioannis Vassiliou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038712/heat-shock-proteins-hsp90-hsp70-and-grp78-expression-in-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Ethan Soudry, Sagit Stern Shavit, Britta Hardy, Sarah Morgenstern, Tuvia Hadar, Raphael Feinmesser
BACKGROUND: Medullary thyroid carcinoma management consists mainly of surgical resection and is largely chemoresistant. There is ongoing effort to discover novel therapies for medullary thyroid carcinoma. Increased levels of heat shock proteins have been associated with multiple cancers and are being studied as potential therapeutic targets. The purpose of this study was to determine the expression levels of heat shock proteins 90 and 70 and of glucose related protein 78 in medullary thyroid carcinoma tissues compared with normal thyroid tissues...
February 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024929/kidney-involvement-in-systemic-calcitonin-amyloidosis-associated-with-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Timco Koopman, Cindy Niedlich-den Herder, Coen A Stegeman, Thera P Links, Johan Bijzet, Bouke P C Hazenberg, Arjan Diepstra
A 52-year-old woman with widely disseminated medullary thyroid carcinoma developed nephrotic syndrome and slowly decreasing kidney function. A kidney biopsy was performed to differentiate between malignancy-associated membranous glomerulopathy and tyrosine kinase inhibitor-induced focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Surprisingly, the biopsy specimen revealed diffuse glomerular deposition of amyloid that was proved to be derived from the calcitonin hormone (Acal), produced by the medullary thyroid carcinoma...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018431/genetic-and-clinical-features-of-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-the-experience-of-a-single-center-in-costa-rica
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Javier Calvo, Gabriel Torrealba, Adriana Sáenz, Carlos Santamaría, Estela Morera, Silvia Alvarado, Yolanda Roa, Michelle González
Background. Activating mutations in the RET gene leads to medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Guidelines encourage performing RET analysis in subjects with hereditary and sporadic disease. Materials and Methods. Design. Observational, case series report study. Patients. Subjects diagnosed with MTC, with a thyroidectomy performed in a single center in Costa Rica between the years 2006 and 2015. Diagnosis and Follow-Up. Pre- and postoperative calcitonin, RET mutation, and neck ultrasound and tomography were obtained...
2016: Journal of Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994341/anesthetic-management-of-clinically-silent-familial-pheochromocytoma-with-men-2a-a-report-of-four-cases
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Shipra Aggarwal, Vandana Talwar, Pooja Virmani, Suniti Kale
Familial pheochromocytomas are commonly associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2) syndrome. Majority of the patients present with normal clinical and biochemical parameters in the preoperative period, the incidence of hypertension being only 50 %. Even though patients may be clinically asymptomatic, surveillance and proper preoperative evaluation is important, as surgery for associated tumors may precipitate a hypertensive crisis and result in severe complications. A family of 19 members, of which 12 were positive for MEN 2A syndrome, presented to our hospital...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989550/pet-imaging-for-thyroid-cancers-current-status-and-future-directions
#16
Anne-Laure Giraudet, David Taïeb
Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) combines both functional and anatomic information and provides in vivo molecular information on biological processes that can be useful at different steps of evolution of thyroid cancers. (18)Fluorodeoxyglucose being highly trapped in rapidly dividing cells makes (18)F-FDG-PET recommended in the staging, prognostic evaluation and follow-up of metastatic and/or of poorly differentiated thyroid carcinomas. (18)F-FDG PET/CT can help in the localization of persistent/recurrent disease...
December 15, 2016: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27972386/tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-tki-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-indirect-comparison
#17
P Kawalec
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943373/most-thyroid-cancers-detected-by-sonography-lack-intranodular-vascularity-on-color-doppler-imaging-review-of-the-literature-and-sonographic-pathologic-correlations-for-698-thyroid-neoplasms
#18
Grace C H Yang, Karen O Fried
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the controversy of whether hypervascularity on color Doppler sonography correlates with thyroid malignancy by reviewing the literature and sonographic-pathologic correlation. METHODS: Over a 20-year period, 698 thyroid nodules had color Doppler and histopathologic data. Intranodular vascularity was graded 0 to 3+, and histopathologic findings were recorded. RESULTS: The data were collected from 698 patients (557 women and 141 men) with a mean age of 48 years (range, 16-87 years)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938622/-ret-pro-oncogene-and-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
#19
Y Wang, L L Du, S H Hou, C Z Han, X W Zhao, W G Wang, X Q Xu, J X Jing
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) originats from the parafollicular C cells of the thyroid, which is one of the most aggressive forms of thyroid malignancy with the poor prognosis. Hereditary MTC has multiple endocrine neoplasia types 1, 2A and 2B. The mutation of RET proto-oncogene has been identified as the main cause of MTC, and all mutations locate among the exons 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 16. Mutation analysis of the RET may provide a theoretical basis for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of MTC...
November 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938505/upregulated-mir-9-3p-promotes-cell-growth-and-inhibits-apoptosis-in-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-by-targeting-blcap
#20
Yangjing Chen, Shaoqiang Zhang, Ruimin Zhao, Qian Zhao, Ting Zhang
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is one of neuroendocrine cancer derived from parafollicular C cells in thyroid gland.It is great interesting as a research focus because of its unusual genetic, clinical and prognostic characteristics. However, the pathogenesis in MTC is not completely clear. Herein, we investigated the role of miR-9-3p and BLCAP in MTC TT cells. Firstly, miR-9-3p expression was up-regulated in human MTC tissues and TT cells compared to the control, as evaluated by RT-PCR. Flow cytometric analysis indicated that the cell cycle progression in TT cells were significantly inhibited by miR-9-3p inhibitor, but was increased by miR-9-3p mimic...
November 17, 2016: Oncology Research
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