Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0056gp147 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2018

Macrophages involvement in neuroendocrine tumor behaviour and progression

Boemi Ilena , Vitali Eleonora , Veronesi Giulia , Zerbi Alessandro , Lania Andrea

Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare neoplasms showing a wide spectrum of clinical behaviors. The therapeutic options available for NET treatment are rarely curative and most are palliative, as NETs frequently show resistance to pharmacological therapy. Cancers develop in complex tissue environments, which they depend upon for sustained growth, invasion and metastasis. A major characteristic of the tumor microenvironment is inflammatory cell infiltration, where tumor-associat...

ea0041gp111 | Endocrine Tumours | ECE2016

Implication of Filamin A in pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors aggressiveness and progression

Vitali Eleonora , Ferrero Stefano , Peverelli Erika , Veronesi Giulia , Alloisio Marco , Santambrogio Luigi , Spada Anna , Mantovani Giovanna , Lania Andrea

Pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors (PNTs) comprise a spectrum of neoplasms, ranging from low grade carcinoids to the highly malignant small cell lung cancers. Several studies identified cytoskeleton protein Filamin A (FLNA) as determinant in cancer progression and metastasis. To date, the role of FLNA in PNTs aggressiveness and progression is still unknown.To address this question, we decided: i) to evaluate FLNA expression in PNTs ranging from typical carc...