Study shows precision medicine improves outcomes in pancreatic cancer patients
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  August 1, 2018  
  Endocrinology  
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 Study shows precision medicine improves outcomes in pancreatic cancer patientsStudy shows precision medicine improves outcomes in pancreatic cancer patients
 
A study published today by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Perthera, Inc., and colleagues in the AACR journal Clinical Cancer Research found for the first time that precision medicine can improve outcomes and provide clinically meaningful information to pancreatic cancer patients.
 
   What is a Pediatric Endocrinologist?What is a Pediatric Endocrinologist?
 
An endocrinologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of disorders involving the endocrine system. Such disorders are typically characterized by problems with metabolism, growth and development. If these issues are presented in an infant, child or teenager, they will require the attention of a pediatric endocrinologist.
 
   Experts highlight the need to avoid overdiagnosis and 'excessive' treatment of thyroid cancerExperts highlight the need to avoid overdiagnosis and 'excessive' treatment of thyroid cancer
 
More Americans are being diagnosed with thyroid cancer than ever before--over the past 25 years its incidence has tripled.
 
 Hormone lab tests not necessary for most teens with gynecomastia
 
Hormone lab tests not necessary for most teens with gynecomastiaRoutine assessment by an endocrinologist and laboratory tests to measure hormone levels aren't necessary in most adolescent boys with gynecomastia, concludes a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
 
 
 People who survived cancer in adolescence may have higher risk of endocrine disease
 
People who survived cancer in adolescence may have higher risk of endocrine diseaseAn increased risk of endocrine diseases, such as thyroid disease, testicular dysfunction and diabetes, was associated with people who survived cancer as adolescents and young adults.
 
 
 New guidelines on how to diagnose, treat endocrine disorders in childhood cancer survivors
 
New guidelines on how to diagnose, treat endocrine disorders in childhood cancer survivorsThe Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to diagnose and treat the endocrine disorders that affect a significant portion of childhood cancer survivors in the United States today.
 
 
 Hormones in Young Children
 
Hormones in Young ChildrenHormones are signaling molecules that relay specific chemical messages throughout the body. They travel through tissue fluids, such as the bloodstream to stimulate particular cells or tissues and exert their effects.