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ea0011p550 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2006

Descriptive epidemiology of thyroid cancer occurring in the population living in the Rhône Alpes region: 1998–2004

Nejjari Z , Remontet L , Borson-Chazot F , Bossard N , Berger N , Decaussin-Petrucci M , Estève J , Sassolas G

In the Rhône Alpes region, that hosts more than 5.6 million inhabitants; thyroid illnesses are still rather common with 3,600 operations on the thyroid gland per year, comprising 650 incident cases of cancer. A progressive increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer was suspected in the 1990 s and a population based register was initiated. The collection consists of histological data validated and obtained directly from pathologists, surgical wards and controlled through ...

ea0029p993 | Growth hormone IGF axis - basic | ICEECE2012

Clinical characteristics and outcome of acromegaly induced by ectopic secretion of GHRH: a French nationwide series of 21 cases

Garby L. , Caron P. , Claustrat F. , Chanson P. , Tabarin A. , Rohmer V. , Arnault G. , Bonnet F. , Chabre O. , Christin Maitre S. , Du Boullay H. , Murat A. , Nakib I. , Sadoul J. , Sassolas G. , Claustrat B. , Raverot G. , Borson Chazot F.

Context: Ectopic GHRH secretion is a rare cause of acromegaly described mainly in isolated case reports.Setting: From the registry of the sole laboratory performing plasma GHRH assays in France, we identified cases of ectopic GHRH secretion presenting with acromegaly between 1983 and 2008.Patients: In total, 21 patients aged 14–77 years, from 12 French hospitals. Median GHRH was 548 ng/l (270–9779)....