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Genetics of Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Neoplasias (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (07 / 23 / 2013)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

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Treatment Options for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

A link to a list of current clinical trials is included at the end of this section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you. Resectable Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Resectable gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) can be completely or almost completely removed by surgery. Treatment may include the following: Surgery to remove tumors that are 2 centimeters...

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Added text to state that paragangliomas and pheochromocytomas are rare tumors arising from chromaffin cells; in 2004, the World Health Organization characterized pheochromocytomas as tumors arising in the adrenal gland; paragangliomas may occur sporadically, as a manifestations of a hereditary syndrome, or as the sole tumor in hereditary paraganglioma/pheochromocytoma syndrome.

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1

Added Duodenopancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) as a new subsection.

Added Insulinomas as a new subsection.

Added Gastrinomas as a new subsection.

Added Nonfunctioning NETs as a new subsection.

Added Other pancreatic NETs as a new subsection.

Added Pituitary tumors as a new subsection.

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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