Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1

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Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1

Multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 1 (MEN1) is an inherited condition that causes tumors of the endocrine system (the body's network of hormone-producing glands). People affected by MEN1 typically develop tumors of the parathyroid gland, the pituitary gland, and the pancreas, although other glands may be involved as well. These tumors are often "functional" and secrete excess hormones, which can cause a variety of health problems. The most common signs and symptoms of MEN1 are caused by hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid gland) and may include kidney stones; thinning of bones; nausea and vomiting; high blood pressure (hypertension); weakness; and fatigue. MEN1 is caused by changes (mutations) in the MEN1 gene and is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Management for MEN1 usually includes regular screening to allow for early diagnosis and treatment of endocrine tumors.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1" for support, advocacy or research.

AMEND

AMEND exists to inform and support anyone affected by multiple endocrine neoplasia disorders and associated endocrine tumors and syndromes, and to encourage and fund research into the conditions through our Annual Research Grant program and Young Investigator Awards. We provide free patient-aimed information resources, including the MEN Passport and AMEND-sponsored children's comics. We also run a variety of free educational events in the UK and USA as well as social and fundraising events. The AMEND website is HONCode certified and the charity runs several social media pages and groups (private and public).

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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American Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

The Hageman Foundation supports patient advocacy for a rare disease called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia. This disease is so elusive that we are the only non-profit in this country which supports the thousands of patients who have this genetic disease. The Hageman Foundation’s mission is to provide education, support and research, using accurate, up-to-date, medical information on Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN), otherwise referred to as MEN1, MEN2A, MEN2B, and the Whipple Procedure, which is detailed on our website: HagemanFoundation.org. The Hageman Foundation’s current initiative is to provide educational seminars and an educational website, AMENsupport.org, which is designed for the patients, their families, and their advisors who would otherwise not have the means or wherewithal to obtain the information and guidance.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Canadian Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Society, Inc.

We help people with MEN by referring them to Drs and genetist. We also offer emotional support and literature We can be contacted anytime via email. We do try to find a member close to the newly diagnosed MEN Patient to let them know that "They Are Not Alone"

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1" for support, advocacy or research.

AMEND

AMEND exists to inform and support anyone affected by multiple endocrine neoplasia disorders and associated endocrine tumors and syndromes, and to encourage and fund research into the conditions through our Annual Research Grant program and Young Investigator Awards. We provide free patient-aimed information resources, including the MEN Passport and AMEND-sponsored children's comics. We also run a variety of free educational events in the UK and USA as well as social and fundraising events. The AMEND website is HONCode certified and the charity runs several social media pages and groups (private and public).

http://www.amend.org.uk

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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American Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

The Hageman Foundation supports patient advocacy for a rare disease called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia. This disease is so elusive that we are the only non-profit in this country which supports the thousands of patients who have this genetic disease. The Hageman Foundation’s mission is to provide education, support and research, using accurate, up-to-date, medical information on Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN), otherwise referred to as MEN1, MEN2A, MEN2B, and the Whipple Procedure, which is detailed on our website: HagemanFoundation.org. The Hageman Foundation’s current initiative is to provide educational seminars and an educational website, AMENsupport.org, which is designed for the patients, their families, and their advisors who would otherwise not have the means or wherewithal to obtain the information and guidance.

http://www.amensupport.org/

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Canadian Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Society, Inc.

We help people with MEN by referring them to Drs and genetist. We also offer emotional support and literature We can be contacted anytime via email. We do try to find a member close to the newly diagnosed MEN Patient to let them know that "They Are Not Alone"

http://mensociety.ca/

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2013

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General Resources

MEN1 Patient Information Booklet - UK

Detailed booklet on MEN1 written for UK patients to easily understand

Uploaded By: AMEND

Updated 29 Apr 2014

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MEN1 Patient Information Booklet - USA

Detailed but easy to read information on MEN1 written for patients in the USA. Produced in 2013

Uploaded By: AMEND

Updated 29 Apr 2014

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The Whipple Procedure Patient Information Booklet

Detailed but easy to read information on the surgical procedures known as the Whipple procedure

Uploaded By: AMEND

Updated 29 Apr 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1" returned 136 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Breast-cancer predisposition in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1.
 

Author(s): Koen M A Dreijerink, Pierre Goudet, John R Burgess, Gerlof D Valk,

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Aug;371(6):583-4.

 

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2014

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A novel germline mutation of the MEN1 gene caused multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 in a Chinese young man and 1 year follow-up.
 

Author(s): W Liu, X Han, Z Hu, X Zhang, Y Chen, Y Zhao, L Ji

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Nov;17(22):3111-6.

 

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN 1) is an autosomal dominant cancer predisposition syndrome which manifests a variety of endocrine and non-endocrine neoplasms and lesions. Because of its complexity in clinical manifestations, it is always difficult to set up the diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2013

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A case of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 with urolithiasis as the initial presentation.
 

Author(s): Na Eun Lee, Young Jae Lee, So Hee Yun, Jae Un Lee, Moon Sik Park, Joong Keun Kim, Ji Woong Kim, Jin Woong Cho

Journal: Korean J Gastroenterol. 2013 Jun;61(6):333-7.

 

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is characterized by gastrinoma and resultant hypergastrinemia, which leads to recurrent peptic ulcers. Because gastrinoma is the most common pancreatic endocrine tumor seen in multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN 1), the possibility of gastrinoma ...

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2013

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The terms "Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1" returned 22 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Thoracic and duodenopancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: natural history and function of menin in tumorigenesis.
 

Author(s): C R C Pieterman, E B Conemans, K M A Dreijerink, J M de Laat, H Th M Timmers, M R Vriens, G D Valk

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Mutations of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) gene lead to loss of function of its protein product menin. In keeping with its tumor suppressor function in endocrine tissues, the majority of the MEN1-related neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) show loss of heterozygosity (LOH) ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2014

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Biliary tree gastrinomas in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 syndrome.
 

Author(s): Francesco Tonelli, Francesco Giudici, Gabriella Nesi, Giacomo Batignani, Maria Luisa Brandi

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Dec;19(45):8312-20.

 

To describe our patients affected with ectopic biliary tree gastrinoma and review the literature on this topic.

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2013

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Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) and type 4 (MEN4).
 

Author(s): Rajesh V Thakker

Journal: Mol. Cell. Endocrinol.. 2014 Apr;386(1-2):2-15.

 

Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) is characterized by the occurrence of tumors involving two or more endocrine glands within a single patient. Four major forms of MEN, which are autosomal dominant disorders, are recognized and referred to as: MEN type 1 (MEN1), due to menin mutations; ...

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2015

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Study Investigating MEN1 and SDHD in Familial Carcinoid Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Cancer

 

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2009

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