New ACTH Detection Method Improves Cure Rates in Cushing’s Disease Patients, Study Shows

Researchers have identified a new, quick method for detecting ACTH-producting tumors – called Elecsys – that can improve the cure rates of Cushing’s disease patients undergoing surgery. The study, “Long-term outcomes of tissue-based ACTH-antibody assay–guided transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas in Cushing disease,” was published in the…

Increase in Glucose Uptake by Cushing’s Disease-associated Tumors Could Improve Early Detection, Study Shows

An increase in glucose uptake by Cushing’s disease-associated pituitary tumors could improve their detection, new research shows. The study, “Corticotropin releasing hormone can selectively stimulate glucose uptake in corticotropinoma via glucose transporter 1,” appeared in the journal Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. The study’s senior author was Dr.