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Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors) Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), see the following:

  • Pancreatic Cancer Home Page
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Targeted Therapies (Advances in Targeted Therapies)
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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