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Enhancement of Cancer Imaging and Treatment with Somatostatin Analogs by nih.gov Posted Mon 16 Jan 2012 7:00pm Description of Invention: Available for licensing is a novel method using short-term treatment with a glucocorticoid antagonist to increase the expression of somatostatin receptors in tumor cells and improve rates of tumor identification in patients with high cortisol levels. Tumors express up to five different receptors ... Read on »
Gastroenteropancreatic tumours (GEPs) by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm This information is about a rare group of neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) called gastroenteropancreatic tumours (GEPs). We hope that the information will answer any questions that you may have about them. If you have any further questions you can ask your doctor or nurse at the hospital where you are having your treatment. Neuroendocri ... Read on »
Acromegaly by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is Acromegaly? Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone (GH). It most commonly affects middle-aged adults and can result in serious illness and premature death. Once recognised, acromegaly is treatable in most patients, but because of its slow and often insidious onse ... Read on »
Carcinoid tumours by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm This information is about a rare type of cancer called a carcinoid tumour. We hope that it will answer any questions that you may have. If you have any further questions you can ask your doctor or nurse at the hospital where you are having your treatment. Carcinoid tumours A carcinoid tumour, sometimes referred to as simply 'car ... Read on »
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an inherited disorder that affects the endocrine glands. It is sometimes called multiple endocrine adenomatosis or Wermer's syndrome, after one of the first doctors to recognise it. MEN1 is quite rare, occurring in about 3 to 20 persons out of 100,000. It affects both sexes equally and shows no ... Read on »
Current Treatments for Acromegaly by InternalMed .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm DAVID KLEINBERG, MD: Acromegaly is a disease of excess growth hormone. And the effects that excess growth hormone has usually comes from a pituitary tumor and accounts for overly 99% of the acromegalic cases. So the tumor can cause a problem or the excess growth hormone can cause a problem. ANNOUNCER: The problems related to the tumor itself are ... Read on »
Chemotherapy and Diarrhea by CancerTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: For many cancer patients, diarrhea is one of the most serious risks of certain chemotherapy regimens. For some people it's a daily nuisance. For others a life-threatening problem. Fortunately, diarrhea can be controlled with conventional treatments as well as newer hormonal agents, so it's important for patients to let their doctors know ... Read on »
Carcinoid: The Slow-Growing Cancer by CancerTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Doctors say as many as one in three hundred people have carcinoid tumors, a very slow-growing tumor that's found in hormone-producing cells in various parts of the body. LOWELL ANTHONY, MD: Common areas that these tumors might start would be the small intestines, the large intestines, the pancreas, the stomach, and the lungs. ANN ... Read on »
Carcinoid Disease: A Personal Look by InternalMed .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Linda Ashbey spent 13 years making appointments with doctors and undergoing test after test, trying to find out why she had diarrhea. Diarrhea so bad it could strike 12 or 15 times a day. LINDA ASHBEY: And they come back and tell me that they didn't find anything and that maybe it was irritable bowel syndrome, which was usually one of ... Read on »
Chemo Diarrhea by CancerTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Diarrhea is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Quick treatment is important, for patients can become seriously dehydrated. But there's another life-threatening danger. Severe diarrhea can make a patient's quality of life so poor that he or she ends up taking less-than-optimal doses of chemotherapy drugs or ends the therapy early. S ... Read on »

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