Treatment challenges in and outside a specialist network setting: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours

P.M. Lykoudis, S. Partelli, F. Muffatti, M. Caplin, M. Falconi, G.K. Fusai, RARECAREnet working group, Silvia Giovanna Luisa Francisci, andrea tavilla, Daniela Pierannunzio, Silvia Rossi, Mariano Santaquilani, Arnold Knijn

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Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms comprise a group of rare tumours with special biology, an often indolent behaviour and particular diagnostic and therapeutic requirements. The specialized biochemical tests and radiological investigations, the complexity of surgical options and the variety of medical treatments that require individual tailoring, mandate a multidisciplinary approach that can be optimally achieved through an organized network. The present study describes currents concepts in the management of these tumours as well as an insight into the challenges of delivering the pathway in and outside a Network. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd, BASO ∼ The Association for Cancer Surgery, and the European Society of Surgical Oncology.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology
Publication statusPublished - 2017



  • Liver metastases
  • Neuroendocrine tumours
  • Pancreas
  • Rare cancers

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