Multidisciplinary Management of Neuroendocrine Neoplasia: A Real-World Experience from a Referral Center
AbstractPurpose: Multidisciplinary approach is widely advised for an effective care of patients with neuroendocrine neoplasia (NEN). Since data on efficacy of multidisciplinary management of NENs patients in referral centers are scanty, this study aimed at analyzing the modality of presentation and clinical outcome of patients with NENs managed by a dedicated multidisciplinary team. Methods. In this prospective observational study, we included all consecutive new patients visiting the Sant’Andrea Hospital in Rome (ENETS—Center of Excellence) between January 2014 and June 2018. Results. A total of 195 patients were evaluated. The most frequent sites were pancreas (38.5%), small bowel (22%), and lung (9.7%). Median Ki67 was 3%. After the first visit at the center, additional radiological and/or nuclear medicine procedures were requested in 163 patients (83.6%), whereas histological data revision was advised in 84 patients (43.1%) (revision of histological slides: 27.7%, new bioptic sampling: 15.4%). After that, disease imaging staging and grading was modified in 30.7% and 17.9% of patients, respectively. Overall, a change in therapeutic management was proposed in 98 patients (50.3%). Conclusions. Multidisciplinary approach in a dedicated team may lead to change of disease imaging staging and grading in a significant proportion of patients. Enhancing referral routes to dedicated-NEN center should be promoted, since it may improve patients’ clinical outcome. View Full-Text
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Magi, L.; Mazzuca, F.; Rinzivillo, M.; Arrivi, G.; Pilozzi, E.; Prosperi, D.; Iannicelli, E.; Mercantini, P.; Rossi, M.; Pizzichini, P.; Laghi, A.; Signore, A.; Marchetti, P.; Annibale, B.; Panzuto, F. Multidisciplinary Management of Neuroendocrine Neoplasia: A Real-World Experience from a Referral Center. J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8, 910.
Magi L, Mazzuca F, Rinzivillo M, Arrivi G, Pilozzi E, Prosperi D, Iannicelli E, Mercantini P, Rossi M, Pizzichini P, Laghi A, Signore A, Marchetti P, Annibale B, Panzuto F. Multidisciplinary Management of Neuroendocrine Neoplasia: A Real-World Experience from a Referral Center. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2019; 8(6):910.Chicago/Turabian Style
Magi, Ludovica; Mazzuca, Federica; Rinzivillo, Maria; Arrivi, Giulia; Pilozzi, Emanuela; Prosperi, Daniela; Iannicelli, Elsa; Mercantini, Paolo; Rossi, Michele; Pizzichini, Patrizia; Laghi, Andrea; Signore, Alberto; Marchetti, Paolo; Annibale, Bruno; Panzuto, Francesco. 2019. "Multidisciplinary Management of Neuroendocrine Neoplasia: A Real-World Experience from a Referral Center." J. Clin. Med. 8, no. 6: 910.
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