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Therapeutic strategies for advanced neuroendocrine carcinomas of jejunum/ileum and pancreatic origin


Multimodal treatment options for advanced gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (NET) of jejunum/ileum and of pancreatic origin are reviewed. Current topics being discussed are: European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society 2006/7, American Joint Cancer Committee/Union Internationale Contre le Cancer 2009 and WHO 2010 recommendations for grading and staging of NET; surgery of the primary tumour in distant metastasised disease; surgery of metastatic liver disease and impact on survival; somatostatin analogues for symptom control and for tumour control; selective internal radiation therapy with 90Y-microspheres as novel local ablative therapy in liver metastases; peptide receptor radionuclide therapy; novel chemotherapy regimens (eg, temozolomide) and novel targeted therapies (eg, sunitinib and everolimus).

  • Cancer
  • carcinoid
  • gastroenteropancreatic system
  • islet cell tumour
  • neuroendocrine carcinoma
  • neuroendocrine tumour

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