Carcinoid Tumors
December 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.
Vice-President - Content
Medifocus.com, Inc.



1:Treatment patterns and outcomes in goblet cell carcinoid tumors of the appendix.
Authors:Fields AC, Lu P, Enzinger A, Goldberg J, Irani J, Bleday R, Nash G, Melnitchouk N
Institution:Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.; Department of Surgery, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.; Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts.; Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.
Journal:J Surg Oncol. 2019 Dec;120(7):1096-1101. doi: 10.1002/jso.25723. Epub 2019 Oct 8.

2: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 martina.borghese1989@gmail.com. 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.

3:ACTH-producing tumorlets and carcinoids of the lung: clinico-pathologic study of 63 cases and review of the literature.
Authors:La Rosa S, Volante M, Uccella S, Maragliano R, Rapa I, Rotolo N, Inzani F, Siciliani A, Granone P, Rindi G, Dominioni L, Capella C, Papotti M, Sessa F, Imperatori A
Institution:Institute of Pathology, University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. stefano.larosa@chuv.ch.; Institut Universitaire de Pathologie, CHUV, 25 rue du Bugnon, 1011, Lausanne, Switzerland. stefano.larosa@chuv.ch.; Department of Oncology, University of Turin, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, Italy.; Pathology Unit, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.; Center for Thoracic Surgery, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
Journal:Virchows Arch. 2019 Nov;475(5):587-597. doi: 10.1007/s00428-019-02612-x. Epub 2019 Jul 1.

4: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, edward.wolin@mssm.edu. Illinois, USA.
Journal:Oncology. 2019;96(6):273-289. doi: 10.1159/000499049. Epub 2019 Apr 24.

5: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.

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