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Dr. Matthew H. Kulke Talks About Telotristat Etiprate Benefitting Carcinoid Syndrome Patients

Published Online: 4:24 PM, Mon October 19, 2015


Matthew H. Kulke, MD, director of the Program in Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Tumors at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, talks about the strong potential of telotristat etiprate, a novel serotonin synthesis inhibitor.



Kulke says telotristat etiprate could potentially represent a new class of treatment for patients with carcinoid syndrome, due to its ability to decrease serotonin levels. He adds that serotonin levels could present a problem for patients with carcinoid syndrome and lower levels may help avoid heart disease and fibrosis of the intestines.

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