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.
Treatment of advanced, non-functional gastrointestinal or lung neuroendocrine tumors with everolimus resulted in improved progression-free survival with no relevant differences in health-related quality of life compared with placebo, according to an analysis of the RADIANT-4 trial.
The FDA has approved telotristat ethyl (Xermelo) tablets for the treatment of patients with carcinoid syndrome diarrhea that has not responded to somatostatin analogs alone.
This video examines current options for the treatment of midgut neuroendocrine tumors and highlights results of the NETTER-1 trial.
Everolimus improved progression-free survival by 6 to 8 months compared with placebo in patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract.
A novel drug, 177Lutetium-DOTATATE (Lutathera), significantly lowered the risk for disease progression or death among patients with previously treated, advanced midgut neuroendocrine tumors.