Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0032p13 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2013

Detection of circulating tumor cells in adrenocortical carcinoma: a monocentric preliminary study

Poli Giada , Pinzani Pamela , Scatena Cristian , Salvianti Francesca , Corsini Elisa , Canu Letizia , Piccini Valentina , Nesi Gabriella , Mannelli Massimo , Luconi Michaela

Objective: Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignancy, whose prognosis is mainly dependent on the stage at diagnosis. The identification of disease-associated markers representing solid biomarkers for early diagnosis and drug monitoring is mandatory to improve survival rate and life quality of patients. CTC are tumor cells originating from primary tumor or metastases. The tumor-induced angiogenesis and invasion allow aggressive tumors to release CTC into blood stream ...

ea0026p361 | Adrenal medulla | ECE2011

Head and neck paragangliomas: genetic spectrum and clinical variability in 101 consecutive patients

Piccini Valentina , Rapizzi Elena , Bacca Alessandra , Di Trapani Giuseppe , Pulli Raffaele , Giache Valentino , Zampetti Benedetta , Canu Letizia , Faggiano Antongiulio , Deiana Luca , Mariotti Stefano , Ambrosio Maria Rosaria , Zatelli Maria Chiara , Parenti Gabriele , Colao Annamaria , Pratesi Carlo , Bernini Gianpaolo , Ercolino Tonino , Mannelli Massimo

Purpose: To genotype patients with head┬ľneck paragangliomas (HNPGL) and evaluate the percentage and types of germ-line mutations in patients classified according to family history (FH) and clinical presentation.Design: In total, 101 consecutive patients with HNPGL were examined for mutations in SDHB, SDHC, SDHD. SDHAF2 and VHL genes by PCR/sequencing.According to a careful FH, clinical, laboratory (including meta...