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Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Summary

Description: A group of carcinomas which share a characteristic morphology, often being composed of clusters and trabecular sheets of round "blue cells", granular chromatin, and an attenuated rim of poorly demarcated cytoplasm. Neuroendocrine tumors include carcinoids, small ("oat") cell carcinomas, medullary carcinoma of the thyroid, Merkel cell tumor, cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma, pancreatic islet cell tumors, and pheochromocytoma. Neurosecretory granules are found within the tumor cells. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)

Also Known As: Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine; Carcinomas, Neuroendocrine; Neuroendocrine Carcinomas

Networked: 530 relevant articles (31 outcomes, 44 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Neuroendocrine Carcinoma

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Cisplatin (Platino) : 9 outcomes 3 studies in 24 results : FDA 6 Generic
  2. Etoposide (VP 16) : 6 outcomes 3 studies in 17 results : FDA 16 Generic
  3. irinotecan (Camptosar) : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 15 results : FDA 19 Generic
  4. Octreotide (Sandostatin) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 12 results : FDA 14 Generic
  5. Carboplatin (JM8) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 6 results : FDA 29 Generic
  6. Calcitonin (Calcitonin, Eel) : 2 outcomes in 17 results : FDA 1 Generic
  7. Platinum : 2 outcomes in 9 results : IBA
  8. everolimus : 2 outcomes in 5 results : FDA 2
  9. bevacizumab : 2 outcomes in 4 results : FDA 2
  10. Keratins (Keratin) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 18 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Neuroendocrine Carcinoma

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  2. Neoplasm Metastasis (Metastasis)
  3. Neuroendocrine Tumors (Neuroendocrine Tumor)
  4. Carcinoid Tumor (Carcinoid)
  5. Teratoma (Teratoid Tumor)
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Key Therapies for Neuroendocrine Carcinoma

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 17 outcomes 5 studies in 67 results
  2. Cystectomy : 2 outcomes in 4 results
  3. Radiotherapy : 1 outcome in 15 results
  4. Combination Drug Therapy (Combination Chemotherapy) : 1 outcome in 5 results
  5. Transplants (Transplant) : 1 outcome in 3 results
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