Carcinoid Tumor

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Carcinoid Tumor

A carcinoid tumor is a rare, slow-growing cancer that usually starts in the lining of the digestive tract (appendix, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum) or in the lungs but may occur elsewhere.  Because carcinoid tumors grow slowly and don't produce symptoms in the early stages, affected individuals may have the tumor for years before being diagnosed. In later stages the tumor sometimes produces hormones that can cause carcinoid syndrome. The syndrome causes flushing of the face and upper chest, diarrhea, and trouble breathing. Surgery is the main treatment for a carcinoid tumor. If it does not spread to other parts of the body, surgery can typically cure the cancer.
 

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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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Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc.

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1968. The mission of this foundation is to encourage and support research, increase awareness, and to educate the general public and healthcare professionals regarding carcinoid cancer and related neuroendocrine tumors, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2012

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Caring for Carcinoid Foundation

The mission of the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF) is to discover a cure for carcinoid cancer and related neuroendocrine tumors. CFCF also works to eliminate the suffering of patients, families, and caregivers affected by neuroendocrine tumors.

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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Following organizations serve the condition "Carcinoid Tumor" for support, advocacy or research.

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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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Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc.

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1968. The mission of this foundation is to encourage and support research, increase awareness, and to educate the general public and healthcare professionals regarding carcinoid cancer and related neuroendocrine tumors, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.

http://www.carcinoid.org

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2012

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Caring for Carcinoid Foundation

The mission of the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF) is to discover a cure for carcinoid cancer and related neuroendocrine tumors. CFCF also works to eliminate the suffering of patients, families, and caregivers affected by neuroendocrine tumors.

http://www.caringforcarcinoid.org

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Carcinoid Tumor" returned 145 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Primary renal carcinoid tumor.
 

Author(s): K V Kanodia, A V Vanikar, R D Patel, K S Suthar, V B Kute, P R Modi, H L Trivedi

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2013 Sep;24(5):988-90.

 

Primary renal carcinoid tumor is extremely rare and, therefore, its pathogenesis and prognosis is not well known. We report a primary renal carcinoid in a 26-year-old man treated by radical nephrectomy.

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2013

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Primary neuroendocrine mediastinal tumor presenting with carcinoid syndrome and left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy: clinico-radiological and pathological features.
 

Author(s): Amit Nandan D Dwivedi, Kanika Goel, Suchi Tripathi, Sunny Garg, Madhukar Rai

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;9(2):278-80.

 

Primary mediastinal neuro-endocrine tumor is very rare. The primary modality to evaluate the lesion is computed tomography, to know disease extent, involvement of various structures, vascular invasion and metastasis. Histo-pathological and immuno-histochemical confirmation is mandatory. ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2013

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Carcinoid tumor of the duodenum: a rare tumor at an unusual site. Case series from a single institution.
 

Author(s): Jaques Waisberg, George Joppert-Netto, Cidia Vasconcellos, Gustavo Henrique Sartini, Lucimar Sonja Villela de Miranda, Maria Isete Fares Franco

Journal: Arq Gastroenterol. ;50(1):3-9.

 

Duodenal carcinoids are extremely rare, and their characteristics and biological behavior have not been fully elucidated.

Last Updated: 9 May 2013

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The terms "Carcinoid Tumor" returned 28 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Concurrent primary carcinoid tumor arising within mature teratoma and clear cell renal cell carcinoma in the horseshoe kidney: report of a rare case and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Ke Sun, Qihan You, Ming Zhao, Hongtian Yao, Hua Xiang, Lijun Wang

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Primary carcinoid tumor arising in a mature teratoma of the horseshoe kidney is exceptionally rare and only 4 such cases have been reported in the world literature to date. The simultaneous occurrence of different subtypes of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) or RCC coexistence with non-RCC ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2013

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Carcinoid tumor of the lung with massive ossification: report of a case showing the evidence of osteomimicry and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Hiroyoshi Tsubochi, Shunsuke Endo, Yoshinao Oda, Yoh Dobashi

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Carcinoid tumor is one of the commonly encountered primary pulmonary neoplasms. Although it has been known to be accompanied by calcification and/or ossification, presentation with a large ossified mass is rare. We describe here the case of a 29-year-old female with the radiological ...

Last Updated: 2 May 2013

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Intestinal ischaemia associated with carcinoid tumor: a case report with review of the pathogenesis.
 

Author(s): O Yener

Journal: Prague Med Rep. 2013 ;114(1):43-7.

 

Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing neuroendocrine neoplasms that are often indolent and may not become clinically apparent until there is a metastatic spread or evidence of carcinoid syndrome. A 44-year-old man presented to our clinic department with a history of previous left ...

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2013

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Pazopanib Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Progressive Carcinoid Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Metastatic Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumor; Recurrent Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Recurrent Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Skin; Regional Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Stage III Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Skin; Stage IV Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Skin; Thyroid Gland Medullary Carcinoma

 

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2014

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Romidepsin in Treating Patients With Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, or Solid Tumors With Liver Dysfunction
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Anaplastic Astrocytoma; Adult Anaplastic Ependymoma; Adult Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Adult Brain Stem Glioma; Adult Ependymoblastoma; Adult Giant Cell Glioblastoma; Adult Glioblastoma; Adult Gliosarcoma; Adult Mixed Glioma; Adult Nasal Type Extranodal NK/T-cell Lymphoma; Adult Pineal Gland Astrocytoma; AIDS-related Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma; AIDS-related Diffuse Mixed Cell Lymphoma; AIDS-related Diffuse Small Cleaved Cell Lymphoma; AIDS-related Immunoblastic Large Cell Lymphoma; AIDS-related Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; AIDS-related Peripheral/Systemic Lymphoma; AIDS-related Primary CNS Lymphoma; AIDS-related Small Noncleaved Cell Lymphoma; Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer; Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma; Cutaneous B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer; Extra-adrenal Paraganglioma; Extranodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma of Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue; Gastrinoma; Glucagonoma; Hepatic Complications; Hepatosplenic T-cell Lymphoma; HIV-associated Hodgkin Lymphoma; Insular Thyroid Cancer; Insulinoma; Intraocular Lymphoma; Male Breast Cancer; Metastatic Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Metastatic Pheochromocytoma; Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Nodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma; Noncutaneous Extranodal Lymphoma; Pancreatic Polypeptide Tumor; Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma; Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumor; Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Recurrent Adult Brain Tumor; Recurrent Adult Burkitt Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Mixed Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Small Cleaved Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Grade III Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis; Recurrent Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Immunoblastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Recurrent Adult T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma; Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Recurrent Bladder Cancer; Recurrent Breast Cancer; Recurrent Colon Cancer; Recurrent Cutaneous T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Recurrent Grade 1 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 2 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 3 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Islet Cell Carcinoma; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Recurrent Mantle Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Recurrent Melanoma; Recurrent Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary; Recurrent Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome; Recurrent Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Skin; Recurrent Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer; Recurrent Pheochromocytoma; Recurrent Prostate Cancer; Recurrent Rectal Cancer; Recurrent Renal Cell Cancer; Recurrent Salivary Gland Cancer; Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer; Recurrent Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Thyroid Cancer; Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Refractory Hairy Cell Leukemia; Regional Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Regional Pheochromocytoma; Small Intestine Lymphoma; Somatostatinoma; Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Stage III Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage III Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Stage III Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage III Bladder Cancer; Stage III Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage III Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage III Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage III Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage III Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage III Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage III Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage III Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Skin; Stage III Pancreatic Cancer; Stage III Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage III Prostate Cancer; Stage III Renal Cell Cancer; Stage III Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IIIA Breast Cancer; Stage IIIA Colon Cancer; Stage IIIA Melanoma; Stage IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IIIA Rectal Cancer; Stage IIIB Breast Cancer; Stage IIIB Colon Cancer; Stage IIIB Melanoma; Stage IIIB Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer; Stage IIIC Breast Cancer; Stage IIIC Colon Cancer; Stage IIIC Melanoma; Stage IIIC Rectal Cancer; Stage IV Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Stage IV Bladder Cancer; Stage IV Breast Cancer; Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IV Melanoma; Stage IV Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Skin; Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer; Stage IV Prostate Cancer; Stage IV Renal Cell Cancer; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IVA Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVA Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage IVA Colon Cancer; Stage IVA Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVA Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVA Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVA Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVA Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVA Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVA Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVA Rectal Cancer; Stage IVA Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVA Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVA Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVB Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVB Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage IVB Colon Cancer; Stage IVB Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVB Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVB Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVB Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVB Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVB Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVB Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVB Rectal Cancer; Stage IVB Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVB Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVB Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVC Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVC Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage IVC Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVC Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVC Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVC Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVC Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVC Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVC Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVC Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVC Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVC Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; T-cell Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia; Testicular Lymphoma; Thyroid Gland Medullary Carcinoma; Tongue Cancer; Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific; Waldenström Macroglobulinemia

 

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2014

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Natural History of Familial Carcinoid Tumor
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Carcinoid

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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