Small intestine cancer

Introduction

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A rare cancer that forms in tissues of the small intestine (the part of the digestive tract between the stomach and the large intestine). The most common type is adenocarcinoma (cancer that begins in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). Other types of small intestine cancer include sarcoma (cancer that begins in connective or supportive tissue), carcinoid tumor (a slow-growing type of cancer), gastrointestinal stromal tumor (a type of soft tissue sarcoma), and lymphoma (cancer that begins in immune system cells).

Anatomy of the lower digestive system, showing the colon and other organs.

 

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Standard of care

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Synonyms

Small intestine cancer

Small bowel cancer

Small bowel tumor

Small bowel tumour

Cancer of the small intestine

Tumor of the small intestine

Tumour of the small intestine

Cancer of the small bowel

Tumor of the small bowel

Tumour of the small bowel

Intestinal cancer

Intestinal tumor

Intestinal tumour

Cancer of the intestines

Tumor of the intestines

Tumour of the intestines

Duodenal cancer

Duodenal tumor

Duodenal tumour

Cancer of the duodenum

Tumor of the duodenum

Tumour of the duodenum

Cancer of the jejunum

Tumor of the jejunum

Tumour of the jejunum

Ileal cancer

Ileal tumor

Ileal tumour

Cancer of the ileum
Tumor of the ileum

Tumour of the ileum

Jejunal cancer

Jejunal tumor

Jejunal tumour

Tumor of the small bowel

Tumour of the small bowel

Tumor of the small intestine

Tumour of the small intestine

Neoplasm of the small bowel

Neoplasm of the small intestine

 

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 for small intestine cancer is available here.