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Ashley K Clift, Omar Faiz, Robert Goldin, John Martin, Harpreet Wasan, Marc-Olaf Liedke, Erik Schloericke, Anna Malczewska, Guido Rindi, Mark Kidd, Irvin M Modlin and Andrea Frilling

Introduction Small bowel (SB) neuroendocrine tumours (NET) are accruing significant clinical attention due to their increasing incidence ( 1 , 2 ) in addition to recent advances in their molecular biology ( 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 ) and treatment

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Magaly Zappa, Olivia Hentic, Marie-Pierre Vullierme, Matthieu Lagadec, Maxime Ronot, Philippe Ruszniewski and Valérie Vilgrain

Introduction Neuroendocrine neoplasms are a heterogeneous group of tumours arising from endocrine and nervous system cells. Two of the most common anatomical sites of origin are the gastrointestinal tract and the pancreatic islet cells, both

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K G Samsom, L M van Veenendaal, G D Valk, M R Vriens, M E T Tesselaar and J G van den Berg

Introduction Well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) represent a heterogeneous group of rare tumours, which have a relatively indolent disease course. Primary NETs can arise from neuroendocrine cells at various anatomic sites. They

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Myrtille Fouché, Yves Bouffard, Mary-Charlotte Le Goff, Johanne Prothet, François Malavieille, Pierre Sagnard, Françoise Christin, Davy Hayi-Slayman, Arnaud Pasquer, Gilles Poncet, Thomas Walter and Thomas Rimmelé

Introduction Small-bowel neuroendocrine tumours (SB-NETs) are rare secreting neoplasms. Hormones (serotonin, histamine, bradykinin, prostaglandins and chromogranin-A) released into the systemic circulation can lead to a carcinoid syndrome (CS

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E T Aristizabal Prada and C J Auernhammer

Introduction Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) system are often metastasized at the time of diagnosis and curative resection is not possible in all cases ( 1 , 2 ). Our knowledge on medical therapy of advanced

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K E Lines, R P Vas Nunes, M Frost, C J Yates, M Stevenson and R V Thakker

Introduction Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant disorder, characterised by the combined occurrence of tumours of the parathyroid glands, and neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the pancreatic islets and anterior

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Kosmas Daskalakis, Marina Tsoli, Anna Angelousi, Evanthia Kassi, Krystallenia I Alexandraki, Denise Kolomodi, Gregory Kaltsas and Anna Koumarianou

Introduction Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) represent a heterogeneous group of tumours with variable clinical behaviour and unpredictable prognosis. Their incidence has increased substantially in recent years, partly due to the development of

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Logan Mills, Panagiotis Drymousis, Yogesh Vashist, Christoph Burdelski, Andreas Prachalias, Parthi Srinivasan, Krishna Menon, Corina Cotoi, Saboor Khan, Judith Cave, Thomas Armstrong, Martin O Weickert, Jakob Izbicki, Joerg Schrader, Andreja Frilling, John K Ramage and Raj Srirajaskanthan

Introduction Small pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours pose a management dilemma between surveillance and resection due to the uncertain natural history of these tumours. The case for surveillance in tumours ≤2 cm is supported by European

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Irasema Mendieta, Rosa Elvira Nuñez-Anita, Gilberto Pérez-Sánchez, Lenin Pavón, Alfredo Rodríguez-Cruz, Guadalupe García-Alcocer and Laura Cristina Berumen

Introduction Lung cancer is a leading cause of death due to cancer in both sexes worldwide ( 1 , 2 ). A primary concern of this disease is the neuroendocrine phenotype linked to decreased survival and increased peripheral tumour cells, drug

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Ashley K Clift, Oskar Kornasiewicz, Panagiotis Drymousis, Omar Faiz, Harpreet S Wasan, James M Kinross, Thomas Cecil and Andrea Frilling

Excellence for Neuroendocrine Tumours – between August 2006 and January 2017. The data collected from 2010 onwards were extracted from a prospectively maintained data base for neuroendocrine neoplasms. For inclusion in our study, patients had to be over 18