Medical treatment of neuroendocrine tumors

Timothy J. Hobday

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781441910684
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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