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Successful Treatment with Selpercatinib for Ectopic Cushing’s Syndrome Due to Medullary Thyroid Cancer

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Department of Endocrinology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE-41302 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Department of Oncology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE-41302 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Curr. Oncol. 2022, 29(5), 3494-3498; https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29050282
Received: 22 March 2022 / Revised: 9 May 2022 / Accepted: 10 May 2022 / Published: 12 May 2022
Selpercatinib, a RET kinase inhibitor, is an effective treatment for patients with medullary thyroid cancer with RET mutations. In this paper, we present the case of a 62-year-old man with ectopic Cushing’s syndrome due to medullary thyroid cancer who received treatment with selpercatinib. Six months later, all the cushingoid features had resolved, and s-calcitonin had decreased from 580 pmol/L to 3.5 pmol/L (normal < 3). After further 6 months, s-calcitonin had normalized (1.5 pmol/L), and radiological evaluation showed a profound tumour volume reduction. We are aware of two other cases where treatment with selpercatinib has also been successful. Thus, selpercatinib may be a promising treatment alternative in patients with ectopic Cushing’s syndrome due to medullary thyroid cancer, especially when other treatment options are ineffective or not tolerated. View Full-Text
Keywords: medullary thyroid cancer; ectopic Cushing’s syndrome; paraneoplastic syndrome; hypercortisolism medullary thyroid cancer; ectopic Cushing’s syndrome; paraneoplastic syndrome; hypercortisolism
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Ragnarsson, O.; Piasecka, M.; Hallqvist, A. Successful Treatment with Selpercatinib for Ectopic Cushing’s Syndrome Due to Medullary Thyroid Cancer. Curr. Oncol. 2022, 29, 3494-3498. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29050282

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Ragnarsson O, Piasecka M, Hallqvist A. Successful Treatment with Selpercatinib for Ectopic Cushing’s Syndrome Due to Medullary Thyroid Cancer. Current Oncology. 2022; 29(5):3494-3498. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29050282

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Ragnarsson, Oskar, Marta Piasecka, and Andreas Hallqvist. 2022. "Successful Treatment with Selpercatinib for Ectopic Cushing’s Syndrome Due to Medullary Thyroid Cancer" Current Oncology 29, no. 5: 3494-3498. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29050282

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