Carcinoid Tumors
November 2019 Issue

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Carcinoid Tumors abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Carcinoid Tumors. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Carcinoid Tumors. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

We will continue to update you with the latest scientific and clinical developments through the Medifocus Digest Alert on Carcinoid Tumors every 3 months. Thank you for your ongoing subscription to this publication.

Elliot Jacob, Ph.D.
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1:Metastatic Bilateral Strumal Carcinoid: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Authors:Borghese M, Razzore P, Ferrero A, Daniele L, Mariani LL, Sgro LG, DE Rosa G, Biglia N
Institution:Academic Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Mauriziano Hospital, Turin, Italy Hospital, Turin, Italy. Hospital, Turin, Italy. Hospital, Turin, Italy. Hospital, Turin, Italy.
Journal:Anticancer Res. 2019 Sep;39(9):5053-5056. doi: 10.21873/anticanres.13697.

2:Spread through air spaces (STAS) is a predictor of poor outcome in atypical carcinoids of the lung.
Authors:Altinay S, Metovic J, Massa F, Gatti G, Cassoni P, Scagliotti GV, Volante M, Papotti M
Institution:Division of Pathology, University of Health Sciences, Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.; Pathology Division of the Department of Oncology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Regione Gonzole 10, Orbassano, 10043, Torino, Italy.; Pathology Division of the Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
Journal:Virchows Arch. 2019 Sep;475(3):325-334. doi: 10.1007/s00428-019-02596-8. Epub 2019 Jun 15.

3:Multimodal treatment of thymic carcinoid: a case report.
Authors:Cahajlova R, Cerna M, Kinova S
Journal:Vnitr Lek. 2019 Spring;65(5):363-368.

4:Role of Serial 68Ga DOTANOC PET-CT Scans in Follow-up of Metastatic Bronchial Carcinoid: 12 Year Follow-up From a Tertiary Care Institute.
Authors:Tripathy S, Kumar R
Institution:From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Journal:Clin Nucl Med. 2019 Jul;44(7):602-603. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002593.

5:Systemic Treatment Options for Carcinoid Syndrome: A Systematic Review.
Authors:Wolin EM, Benson Iii AB
Institution:Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, Bronx, New York, USA, Illinois, USA.
Journal:Oncology. 2019;96(6):273-289. doi: 10.1159/000499049. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

6:Serotonin levels and 1-year mortality in patients with neuroendocrine tumors: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors:Joish VN, Shah S, Tierce JC, Patel D, McKee C, Lapuerta P, Zacks J
Institution:Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The Woodlands, TX 77381, USA. Sinai Health System, New York, NY 10029, USA.
Journal:Future Oncol. 2019 Apr;15(12):1397-1406. doi: 10.2217/fon-2018-0960. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

7:Prevalence of Small Intestine Carcinoid Tumors: A US Population-Based Study 2012-2017.
Authors:Abou Saleh M, Mansoor E, Anindo M, Isenberg G
Institution:Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2049 E 100th St, A Building, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 244, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA. 39401, USA. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 244, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA.
Journal:Dig Dis Sci. 2019 May;64(5):1328-1334. doi: 10.1007/s10620-018-5402-z. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

8:More than meets the MRI: case report of a carcinoid tumour metastasis mimicking a meningioma.
Authors:Harrison CJ, Martin SC, Hofer M, Corkill R, Jeyaretna DS, Griffiths SJ
Institution:a University of Oxford Medical Sciences Office , Oxford , UK.
Journal:Br J Neurosurg. 2019 Apr;33(2):229-230. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2017.1327018. Epub 2017 May 11.

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