Dr. Heery on Advancements in Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors

Dr. Christopher Heery, medical oncologist, National Cancer Institute, discusses the progress that has been made in the treatment of patients with neuroendocrine tumors.

Dr. Christopher Heery, medical oncologist, National Cancer Institute, discusses the progress that has been made in the treatment of patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).

Over the past few years, research has demonstrated that agents used to control the symptoms of NETs could also be used to control disease. Also, Heery says, the combination of radionuclides and other experimental agents may become the backbone of future therapy.

Select subgroups of patients with NETs could also experience positive outcomes with agents such as everolimus (Afinitor) and sunitinib (Sutent).

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