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What is the best treatment for metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
These look and: Act like small cell lung cancers, but they do not respond as favorably, and the outcome tends to be worse. The drugs used for sclc are used, and newer drugs as well.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgical Oncology 27 years experience
Tricky to answer: Metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma is a heterogeneous group of tumors with variable aggressiveness. Depending on the primary site, different treatment options exist, including liver directed treatments to liver involvement or systemic chemotherapy if the primary is pancreatic. The prognosis is based on location, pattern of spread, and grade.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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