Multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2B

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Multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2B

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type IIB (MEN2B) is an autosomal dominant hamartoneoplastic syndrome characterized by aggressive medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), pheochromocytoma, mucosal neuromas, and thickened corneal nerves. Most affected individuals have characteristic physical features, including full lips, thickened eyelids, high-arched palate, and marfanoid habitus. Other more variable features include skeletal anomalies and gastrointestinal problems (review by {34:Morrison and Nevin, 1996}). For a discussion of genetic heterogeneity of multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN), see MEN1 ({131100}).
 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2B" 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 2B" 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

MEN2b Patient Information Booklet

Detailed but easy to read information on MEN2b

Uploaded By: AMEND

Updated 29 Apr 2014

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Scientific Literature

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