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15th European Congress of Endocrinology


Medical treatment of endocrine malignancies - an update

ea0032s17.1 | Medical treatment of endocrine malignancies - an update | ECE2013

Pituitary carcinoma

Grossman Ashley

Pituitary tumours have recently been shown to have a prevalence of around one in a 1000, but the overwhelming majority of these are benign and readily treated. Nevertheless, while the initial therapy of the majority of non-secreting macroadenomas is transsphenoidal surgery, these have a high tendency to recur; recurrence cannot at present be predicted by any histopathological markers. Indeed, some 50% of such adenomas will recur over 10 years, although this recurrence rate is ...

ea0032s17.2 | Medical treatment of endocrine malignancies - an update | ECE2013

Medical treatment of adrenocortical cancer

Bertherat Jerome

Adrenocortical cancer (ACC) is a rare tumor with an overall poor prognosis. However outcome is heterogeneous and the indication and type of medical therapy should be personalized on the basis of tumor stage and prognostication. The initial diagnostic and extension work-up of an ACC is an important step. Most patients with ENSAT stage 1–3 ACC and some stage 4 ACC will be operated and pathological analysis is important for management. The goals of medical treatment are to c...