Medical treatment of neuroendocrine tumors

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Abstract

The management of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors takes into consideration the clinical stage of the disease, any symptoms from disease bulk or hormone overproduction, and the clinical pace of the disease. Options for therapy include observation, octreotide to reduce hormonal secretion, or other more toxic therapies such as interferon-α, chemotherapy, or molecularly targeted therapies under investigation. Surgery or embolic therapy to branches of the hepatic artery may also assist in the management of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndocrine Pathology
Subtitle of host publicationDifferential Diagnosis and Molecular Advances
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages561-566
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781441910684
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

Keywords

  • Carcinoid tumor
  • Chemotherapy
  • Islet cell carcinoma
  • Octreotide
  • Targeted therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Hobday, T. J. (2010). Medical treatment of neuroendocrine tumors. In Endocrine Pathology: Differential Diagnosis and Molecular Advances (pp. 561-566). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1069-1_28