Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0035p613 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2014

Circulating tumor cells in neuroendocrine tumor patients

Ehlers Margret , Allelein Stephanie , Dringenberg Till , Haase Matthias , Schinner Sven , Willenberg Holger S , Schott Matthias

Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are heterogenous tumors with variable survival and the frequently occurring ability to metastasize. A basis for metastasis of tumors is invasive growth. One factor participating in this process is the existence of the so called ‘circulating tumor cells’ (CTC) in the peripheral blood. Up to now there is only rare data available regarding the number of CTCs in NET patients.Methods: EpCAM protein expressio...

ea0041oc14.5 | Thyroid Cancer | ECE2016

Clinical presentation, treatment and outcome of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma in Germany: a retrospective multi-center study

Wendler Julia , Kroiss Matthias , Gast Katja , Kreissl Michael , Allelein Stephanie , Lichtenauer Urs , Blaser Rainer , Kuhn Klaus , Spitzweg Christine , Fassnacht Martin , Fuhrer Dagmar , Schott Matthias , Tiedje Vera

Context: Anaplastic (ATC) thyroid carcinoma is an orphan disease accounting for about 2% of all malignant thyroid tumors. ATC confers a dismal prognosis and standard treatment is not established.Objective: To describe the epidemiology, current treatment regimens and outcome of ATC, to identify clinical prognostic markers and treatment factors associated with improved prognosis. To establish a consensus treatment schedule.Design: Re...