Neuroendocrine gastroenteropancreatic tumors


This definition is written by an Anticancer Fund-author. We only provide general information and advice from medical professionals should be followed. This information was last updated by an Anticancer Fund-author in July 2014.


Slow growing tumor formed of neuroendocrine cells from the pancreas and gastrointestinal tract. Normally those cells produce hormones and other chemical compounds, then the tumors sometimes overproduce those substances causing symptoms throughout the body.


Neuroendocrine gastroenteropancreatic Tumors

Neuroendocrine gastric tumor

Neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor

Carcinoid gastric tumor

Carcinoid pancreatic tumor

Gastric NET

Pancreatic NET

Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the pancreas

Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the stomach

Therapies by type

The following list of treatments is based on what we have found in scientific studies about cancer. More information about the listed therapies can be found under the tab THERAPIES. For registered drugs, radiotherapy and surgical interventions, approval by the authorities is given.


Medical use of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells and reduce tumor size. More

Registered drugs

Anti-cancer drugs with market authorization in the USA or in countries of the European Union. More

Clinical trials

A clinical trial is a research study conducted with patients to evaluate whether a new treatment is safe (safety) and whether it works (efficacy). Clinical trials are performed to test the efficacy of drugs but also non-drug treatments such as radiotherapy or surgery and combinations of different treatments. Clinical trials take place in all kinds of hospitals and clinics, but mostly in academic hospitals. They are organized by researchers and doctors.

The Anticancer Fund provides a tool to search for phase III clinical trials by type of cancer and by country. For Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France and the UK, the Anticancer Fund provides contacts to get more information about the phase III clinical trials currently ongoing. Discuss the possibilities of participating in one of these clinical trials with your doctor.

The list of the phase III clinical trials is available here.