Lexicon Presents Clinical Data On LX1032 For Carcinoid Syndrome At European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Meeting

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing breakthrough treatments for human disease, announced that Dr. Philip Brown, senior vice president of clinical development at Lexicon, delivered an oral presentation at the annual meeting of the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS). The presentation summarized Phase 1 clinical trial results for […]

Long-Term Survival In Premenopausal Women With Early Breast Cancer Improved By Goserelin

Goserelin, a lutenizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist, reduces the long-term risk of disease recurrence and deaths in premenopausal women with early breast cancer who did not take tamoxifen, according to trial data reported in the February 24 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Systematic reviews have shown that lutenizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists, […]

Thyroid Treatment No “Quick Fix” For Weight Loss In Children

Children treated for hypothyroidism aren’t likely to drop pounds with treatment for the condition says a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics. The study is the first to examine the link between hypothyroidism treatment and weight loss in pediatric patients. “Parents of overweight children often desire a ‘quick fix’ for the problem and request […]

The AACE Warns Impending Medicare Cuts Will Jeopardize Access To Critical Endocrine Care

Unless Congress acts, on January 1, 2008, the Medicare physician payment schedule will be cut by 10% under the current Medicare formula used to determine annual payment updates. Physician payments have been “frozen” for the past two years. This is devastating news to America’s senior citizens. The American Medical Association (AMA) estimates that the payment […]

Excess Hair Growth In Women Can Signal Serious Medical Problems

Not all unwanted hair growth is simply cosmetic. It can be symptomatic of serious underlying medical conditions which can impact health, well-being and even the reproductive health of many women. Sharon Ortiz, President of The American Electrology Association, Inc. (AEA), the largest representative organization of professional electrologists in the United States, states “Women should be […]

Insulin Regulates The Secretion Of The Antiaging Hormone Klotho

Dr. Carmela Abraham, a professor of biochemistry and medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), reports this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences new findings on Klotho, an anti-aging gene that is associated with life span extension in rodents and humans. Dr. Abraham’s interest in Klotho stems from her studies […]

Stress Hormone May Hasten The Progression Of Certain Blood Cancers

Researchers here have shown that in cell cultures, the stress hormone norepinephrine appears to promote the biochemical signals that stimulate certain tumor cells to grow and spread. The finding, if verified, may suggest a way of slowing the progression and spread of some cancers enough so that conventional chemotherapeutic treatments would have a better chance […]

Endocrine Rehabilitation: A New Medical Service

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, an endocrinologist of the University of Padova (N. Sonino) and a psychologist of the University of Bologna (G. fava) introduce the concept of rehabilitation in endocrinology and the need of a new type of medical service. Long standing endocrine disorders may imply a degree of irreversibility of […]