Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors
The UCSF Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors provides comprehensive care for patients with all types of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Arising from cells that have traits of both nerve cells and endocrine cells, these rare tumors may produce hormones and can develop in many parts of the body, including the head and neck, lungs, pancreas and digestive tract.
We're equipped to handle any NET, no matter where it appears in the body or how it behaves. Our team includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, symptom management experts, genetic counselors, nutritionists, psychologists, social workers and other specialists. We work together to provide patients with a precise diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to their particular case and needs.
All of our patients can expect to receive the latest and most effective therapies available for their condition. For a patient with a pancreatic NET, for example, the best treatment might involve minimally invasive surgery to remove the tumor. A patient with a gastrointestinal tumor might benefit from peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT), a new radiation technique that targets cancer cells. And we might use advanced screening tools, such as the UCSF500 Cancer Gene Panel test, to identify the precise biology behind another patient's tumor.
Our goal is to deliver world-class care from a holistic perspective. We make sure that our patients and their families have the support they need to face the physical, emotional and financial challenges that can arise after a cancer diagnosis. UCSF offers a wide range of cancer support services, including a bimonthly education and support group for patients with NETs and their loved ones.
MD, FACSGastrointestinal cancer surgeon
MD, MPHGastrointestinal oncologist
NP, MSNNurse practitioner
MD, PhDGastrointestinal cancer surgeon
MD, MPHGastrointestinal oncologist
Rajni K. Rao
18F-Fluorocholine Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for the Detection of Parathyroid Adenomas
Sensitivity of 18F-fluorocholine PET for the detection of abnormal parathyroid adenomas confirmed by pathology as compared to sestamibi imaging. Location of parathyroid adenoma at imaging as read by three blinded readers, will be ...
A Study of 177Lu-FAP-2286 in Advanced Solid Tumors (LuMIERE)
Incidence of adverse events, serious adverse events, and clinical laboratory abnormalities defined as dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs)
Testing Cabozantinib in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Tumors
Will be assessed per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 determined by retrospective independent central review. Will be compared between treatment arms using the stratified log rank test at one-sided level 0...
Pembrolizumab With Liver-Directed or Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy for Neuroendocrine T...
The point estimate and 95% confidence interval of overall response rate will be obtained for each of the three liver-directed therapy groups (cryoablation, transarterial embolization(TAE) , radioembolization (RE)) separately. The ...
Randomized Embolization Trial for NeuroEndocrine Tumor Metastases To The Liver
Hepatic progression-free interval (H-PFS)
Imaging of Solid Tumors Using 68Ga-FAP-2286
The frequency and severity of treatment emergent adverse events following 68Ga-FAP-2286 injection will be descriptively reported as classified and graded by National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events ...
Gut Microbiome in Colorectal Cancer
Feasibility and acceptability will be assessed by evaluating percentage of patients approached that consent to participate
Diet Education Program for Stage I-IV Colorectal Cancer Survivors
Feasibility of measurement tools will be assessed by reporting the percentage of participants whom did not complete the questionnaires
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Best hospital in Northern California
Best in Northern California in cancer care
Accreditations & memberships
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute has designated UCSF a comprehensive cancer center, its highest ranking. This designation is awarded to centers that demonstrate scientific excellence and the ability to conduct cancer research across many disciplines.
Commission on Cancer
UCSF's cancer programs have been accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) since 1933. The CoC is a consortium of groups dedicated to improving cancer patients' survival and quality of life via research, education and better medical care.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
UCSF is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the world’s top cancer centers. The network brings together leaders in treatment and research to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care.
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What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes