Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0046p5 | (1) | UKINETS2016

Incidence and characteristics of Ileo-colonic neuroendocrine tumours identified in the UK bowel cancer screening programme

Basuroy Ron , Srirajaskanthan Rajaventhan , O'Donnell Katie , Brooks Corrine , Ramage John

Background: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK this had led to development of the bowel cancer screening programmes (BCSPs). It is known that ileo-colonic NETs are increasing in incidence in part thought to be related to increased endoscopy. There are few epidemiological data on rectal or ileal NETs diagnosed in BCSPs. This study aims to identify the number of NETs diagnosed through the UK BCSP.Methods: UK bowel cancer colonoscop...

ea0046p10 | (1) | UKINETS2016

Biomarkers for carcinoid heart disease

Basuroy Ron , Ramage John , Sherwood Roy , Srirajaskanthan Rajaventhan

Introduction: Carcinoid heart disease (CHD) develops in patients with small bowel NETs with carcinoid syndrome. Currently NT-proBNP (NTP) is suggested as the best current biomarker to screen for CHD and monitor heart failure. A number of other markers have been investigated for heart failure, however, none of these have been explored in NET patients with CHD or carcinoid syndrome. Galectin-3 (GAL3) promotes fibroblast proliferation and correlates with worse outcomes in heart f...