Tumores neuroendocrinos bronquial y tímico

Introducción

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 lungs or the thymus. Normally those cells produce hormones and other chemical compounds, then the tumors sometimes overproduce those substances causing symptoms throughout the body.
 

Sinónimos

Tumores neuroendocrinos bronquial y tímico
Tumor carcinoide bronquial
Tumor carcinoide tímico
TNE bronquial
TNE tímico
Carcinoma neuroendocrino de los bronquios
Carcinoma neuroendocrino del timo
Cáncer del timo
Cáncer de los bronquios
Cáncer del bronquio
Tumor del timo
Tumor de los bronquios
Tumor del bronquio
Carcinoma del timo
Carcinoma de los bronquios
Carcinoma del bronquio

Therapies by type

La información sobre los tratamientos que se listan a continuación se basa en datos que hemos encontrado sobre el cáncer a partir estudios científicos. Se puede encontrar más información sobre estos tratamientos en la opción TERAPIAS. Los medicamentos registrados, la radioterapia y las intervenciones quirúrgicas que aquí se recogen están aprobados por las autoridades.

Radioterapia

Uso médico de rayos de alta energía para eliminar células cancerosas y reducir el tamaño del tumor. Más

Medicamentos registrados

Medicamentos para tratar el cáncer con autorización de comercialización en Estados Unidos o en países de la Unión Europea. Más

Ensayos clínicos

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.

La Fundación Contra el Cáncer 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, la Fundación Contra el Cáncer 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.