Special Issue "Neuroendocrine Tumors"

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A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. med. Volker Fendrich
Department of Surgery, Philipps University Marburg, Baldingerstrasse, 35043 Marburg, Germany
Website: http://gd1.med.uni-giessen.de/ugm_2/deu/umr_ach/umr_ach_team.php?id=1038
E-Mail: fendrich@med.uni-marburg.de
Phone: +49 06421 - 5866544
Fax: +49 06421 - 5862105
Interests: pancreatic cancer; neuroendocrine tumors; mouse models of cancer; chemoprevention

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) are uncommon but clinically challenging and fascinating tumors. GEP-NETs present as either functional or as non-functional tumors. Functional tumors are commonly associated with a specific hormonal syndrome directly related to a hormone secreted by the tumor, like gastrinomas with a Zollinger-Ellison-Syndrome or carcinoid syndrome in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the ileum. Non-functional tumors do not secrete a hormone resulting in a clinical syndrome. The natural course of GEP-NETs is highly variable. Small, benign neoplasms such as 90% of all insulinomas or gastric endocrine tumors type 1 are readily curable by surgical resection; however, most other GEP-NETs have a much less favorable prognosis. Patients with completely resected tumors generally have a good prognosis, and an aggressive surgical
approach in patients with advanced disease may also prolong survival. This special issue focuses on the current standards of management of gastric endocrine tumors, NETs of the pancreas (PNET) and NETs of the ileum. Although the evidence level is low in many instances due to the lack of randomized controlled trials, important treatment recommendations can be given.

Dr. Volker Fendrich
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • neuroendocrine gastrointestinal tumor
  • neuroendocrine tumors of the ileum
  • neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas
  • surgical therapy

Published Papers (10 papers)

Cancers 2012, 4(3), 808-820; doi:10.3390/cancers4030808
Received: 18 July 2012; in revised form: 6 August 2012 / Accepted: 9 August 2012 / Published: 16 August 2012
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Cancers 2012, 4(3), 777-798; doi:10.3390/cancers4030777
Received: 21 May 2012; in revised form: 4 July 2012 / Accepted: 13 July 2012 / Published: 31 July 2012
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Cancers 2012, 4(2), 504-522; doi:10.3390/cancers4020504
Received: 17 February 2012; in revised form: 10 April 2012 / Accepted: 18 April 2012 / Published: 7 May 2012
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Cancers 2012, 4(1), 281-294; doi:10.3390/cancers4010281
Received: 21 February 2012; in revised form: 27 February 2012 / Accepted: 1 March 2012 / Published: 8 March 2012
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Cancers 2012, 4(1), 141-155; doi:10.3390/cancers4010141
Received: 30 December 2011; in revised form: 30 January 2012 / Accepted: 10 February 2012 / Published: 15 February 2012
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Cancers 2012, 4(1), 130-140; doi:10.3390/cancers4010130
Received: 6 December 2011; in revised form: 23 January 2012 / Accepted: 30 January 2012 / Published: 14 February 2012
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Cancers 2012, 4(1), 113-129; doi:10.3390/cancers4010113
Received: 1 December 2011; in revised form: 23 January 2012 / Accepted: 30 January 2012 / Published: 8 February 2012
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Cancers 2012, 4(1), 100-112; doi:10.3390/cancers4010100
Received: 29 November 2011; in revised form: 29 January 2012 / Accepted: 30 January 2012 / Published: 8 February 2012
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Cancers 2012, 4(1), 39-54; doi:10.3390/cancers4010039
Received: 1 December 2011; in revised form: 7 January 2012 / Accepted: 12 January 2012 / Published: 20 January 2012
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Cancers 2012, 4(1), 11-30; doi:10.3390/cancers4010011
Received: 2 December 2011; in revised form: 7 January 2012 / Accepted: 12 January 2012 / Published: 16 January 2012
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