Neuroendocrine Tumors Are Characterized by Heterogeneity, Ability to Occur Anywhere in the Body

NETs can occur almost anywhere in the body, although they are most common in the gastrointestinal tract and lungs.

In an interview with Pharmacy Times about her presentation at the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) 2021 neuroendocrine tumor (NET) Medical Symposium, Mei Ka Fong, PharmD, BCOP, said there are 3 key issues that differentiate NETs from other types of tumors.

Firstly, Fong pointed out that NETs can occur almost anywhere in the body, although they are most common in the gastrointestinal tract and lungs. She also said the grading of NETs allows for a wide range of treatments, and burden of disease can also range from asymptomatic to a high burden.