neuroendocrine cancer

PRRT is finally approved in the U.S.

After years of randomized trials and nearly two decades of European data detailing peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), a Novartis company, is pleased to announced that the FDA has approved the use of this therapy for patients with neuroendocrine tumors. The approval comes at a time when incidence of neuroendocrine cancers of the pancreas, lungs, and intestines are on the rise. About 7 in 100,000 people are

Treatment combinations for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

A new paper has recently been released in Digestion: International Journal of Gastroenterology that reviewed previously reported European trials. These trials specifically aimed at the treatment of advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors outlined several combinations of chemotherapy drugs used to help with progression free survival (PFS). Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETS) are still relatively rare in the umbrella of all gastroenteropancreatic tumors (GEP-NETS or just NETS) and certainly amongst pancreatic lesions in general.

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Mindful Zebra: My Skin Is Telling Me What?

Hey, good looking, have you been noticing subtle changes with your skin? You might want to get your cute booty to the skin doctor ASAP. Patients living with neuroendocrine cancers including carcinoid are frequently familiar with two of the classic symptoms of the disease including flushing and diarrhea. Subtle, often unrecognized symptoms that are often associated with isolated benign diseases can sometimes run concurrent with patients living with neuroendocrine and carcinoid

Part Ten: Round Three was a doozy

I left for Europe a week earlier this time to visit Munich with my sister and Oktoberfest. It was actually her first ever trip to Europe and even though I did round two by myself, it was nice to have the company. We really only had two and a half days in Munich, one day at the festival, one day at Dachau Concentration Camp and the first half day to