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Update: Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors

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This is an excellent and positive video based overview of where we are with the Management of NETs.  This is a presentation from a NET Specialist (who some of you may know) presenting to a “GI Malignancies” conference.  This is therefore not only awareness of NETs, it’s also some good education for non NET GI experts who may only know the very basics. Useful for patients too!  I met Dr Strosberg in Barcelona (ENETS 2017) and thanked him for his presentational and scientific paper output which I often use in my articles.

The classification picture is good as it explains the different facets of NETs and how NETs are classified and categorised in a general way – not seen it done this way before.   Slightly out of date as it does not adequately convey the possibility of a well differentiated high grade recently classified by the World Health Organisation – read more here.

Amazingly it is delivered without using the word ‘carcinoid’ other than in reference to syndrome, indicating it can be done and is something also being reflected in all my posts to ensure they are up to date with the latest nomenclature.  It’s also a good example for GI doctors as this branch of medicine is often involved in NET diagnostics and surveillance.

Excellent update of all the trials which have introduced treatments in the last decade.

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Great update and worth the 30 minutes it takes to watch – you can view it CLICK HERE.

 

 

All graphics courtesy of http://www.oncologytube.com

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Ronny

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  1. Lorrie Callaway says:

    This was so helpful as a “newbie” to this disease! I will definitely be sharing with my oncologist next week!

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  2. Nicoletta Zanardi says:

    Thank you so much, Ronny! Very clear and useful this Update. All the best to you. A very grateful Nicoletta for all the info you provide
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  3. Patricia St-Jean says:

    Thanks for the excellent video. I will share it with my doctor and ask educated questions about my treatment plan. I especially appreciated the first slide indicating how to to properly categorize NET.

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