July 12, 2019

Scientists discover autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer

By Karl W Oestreich

Science

Using advanced technology, scientists at Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Mayo Clinic and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have discovered an autoimmune disease that appears to affect men with testicular cancer. Called “testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis,” the disease causes severe neurological symptoms in men. They progressively lose control of their limbs, eye movements, and, in some cases, speech. The disease begins with a testicular tumor, which appears to cause the immune system to attack the brain. Affected men often find themselves misdiagnosed or undiagnosed and appropriate treatment is delayed.

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Context: Using advanced technology, scientists at Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) BiohubMayo Clinicand University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have discovered an autoimmune disease that appears to affect men with testicular cancer.

Called "testicular cancer-associated paraneoplasticencephalitis," the disease causes severe neurological symptoms in men. They progressively lose control of their limbs, eye movements, and, in some cases, speech. The disease begins with a testicular tumor, which appears to cause the immune system to attack the brain. Affected men often find themselves misdiagnosed or undiagnosed and appropriate treatment is delayed. You can read more about the research on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Susan Barber Lindquist

Tags: Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Dr. Sean Pittock, Mayo Clinic and University of California, Mayo Clinics Neuroimmunology Laboratory, San Francisco, Science Magazine, The New England Journal of Medicine, Uncategorized

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