For patients with NETs that have metastasized to the liver, high levels of serum pancreastatin are predictive of poor outcomes after treatment with TACE.
A new study suggests that the cytokine CXCL12 could be useful as a prognostic biomarker in patients with neuroendocrine tumors of the lung.
A study on pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 highlights how screening for these malignancies is important.
Researchers have developed a clinical prediction model for the metastatic potential of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.
Intravenous Iobenguane I 131 has been approved to treat unresectable, locally advanced, or metastatic pheochromocytoma.
The US Food and Drug Administration approved lutetium Lu 177 dotatate (Lutathera) for the treatment of somatostatin receptor–positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in adults.
Patients with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors with carcinoid syndrome are more than twice as likely to have certain pre-existing diagnoses compared with patients without carcinoid syndrome, according to the results of a study.
Researchers are proposing the consideration of expanding criteria for liver debulking in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors to include a threshold of greater than 70% debulking, intermediate grade tumors, positive margins, parenchyma-sparing resections, and extrahepatic metastases.
In this review, we focus on the treatment of well-differentiated early and metastatic PNETs, emphasizing current controversies, recent advances in therapy, and the multidisciplinary approach required for optimal treatment.
A study exploring the genetic underpinnings of the newly classified high-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma has found that it is a rare but aggressive tumor with a high frequency of BRAF mutations.