Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Global Genes Welcomes Applicants for RARE Meet-Ups Impact Grants

Global Genes is accepting applications for its 2022 RARE Meet-Ups Impact Grant program, which provides funding for in-person meetings specifically tailored to better educate and assist patients, caregivers, and advocates for rare diseases like Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS). Funded meet-ups need to take place between April and November, the…

LEMS Case Tied to Rare Subtype of Lung Cancer 

The recent case of a man with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) linked to a rare type of lung tumor, shows the condition can arise in patients with types other than small cell lung cancer. The case report, “Pulmonary Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Associated With Lambert-Eaton Syndrome,”…

Immunotherapy Did Not Worsen LEMS in Patient With Lung Cancer

A patient with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) saw a marked decrease in his lung tumors following treatment with a combination of an immune checkpoint inhibitor and chemotherapy — all while having no LEMS flare-ups. That finding from a recent case report, according to…

Good Long-term Outcomes Seen in Japanese Study, Regardless of Cancer

Japanese patients with Lambert‐Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) show long-term neurological improvements with treatment regardless of whether they also have small cell lung cancer (SCLC), researchers report. The study, “Long‐term prognosis of Japanese Lambert–Eaton myasthenic syndrome patients with or without small‐cell lung carcinoma,” was published in the journal Clinical…

Rare Case of Overlapping LEMS and Myasthenia Gravis May Help Spur Research Into More Antigen-specific Therapies, Study Says

The case of a 55-year-old woman diagnosed with overlapping Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome and myasthenia gravis — which tested negative for well-known neuromuscular junction antibodies — could help pave the way for further research into better, target-specific therapies, a study suggests. The study, “A Case of Triple-Negative Myasthenia…