Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Rare Pituitary Carcinoma Managed With Radiation, Chemotherapy

An aggressive tumor in the brain’s pituitary gland, which caused severe Cushing’s disease, was successfully treated with rounds of radiation and chemotherapy with temozolomide, as described in a recent case report. The study, “ACTH secreting pituitary carcinoma: Rare, durable response to concurrent chemotherapy and re-irradiation with a review of…

Post-surgery Use of Enoxaparin Lowered Blood Clot Risk

Treatment with the blood thinner enoxaparin within a few hours after curative pituitary surgery may help reduce the risk of blood clots forming in people with Cushing’s disease, a new study suggests. The study “Venous thromboembolic (VTE) prophylaxis in Cushing disease patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery” was published in…