Neuroendocrine tumors: Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™ Conference Paper uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic

abstract

  • Neuroendocrine tumors are relatively rare. An estimated 25,690 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2005, accounting for approximately 1% of all malignancies. Neuroendocrine tumors can be broadly subdivided into tumors that are benign or malignant, functional (i.e., producing a syndrome of hormonal excess) or nonfunctional. The management of neuroendocrine tumors with surgical, medical, or radiation therapies is determined by the specific endocrine glands involved, aggressiveness and stage of the tumor, hormonal concentrations detected, and specific patient needs. These guidelines have been designed to address scenarios presented by 80% of patients and to avoid scenarios relevant to less than 5% of patients. © Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

publication date

  • February 2006

Research

keywords

  • Conference Paper

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 16451769

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 102

end page

  • 38

volume

  • 4

number

  • 2