Tumores neuroendocrinos gastroenteropancreáticos

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 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.

Sinónimos

Tumores neuroendocrinos gastroenteropancreáticos Tumor neuroendocrino gástrico Tumor gástrico neuroendocrino Tumor neuroendocrino del estómago Tumor pancreático neuroendocrino Tumor neuroendocrino pancreático Tumor neuroendocrino del páncreas Tumor carcinoide gástrico Tumor carcinoide del estómago Tumor carcinoide pancreático Tumor carcinoide del páncreas TNE gástrico TNE pancreático TNE del estómago TNE del pancreas Carcinoma neuroendocrino del páncreas Carcinoma neuroendocrino del estómago

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

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.