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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.

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    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 ...

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    FOR46 in Combination With Enzalutamide in Patients With Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostat...

    A minimum of 3 patients will be treated at each dose level. If < 33%of patients (i.e. 0 of 3 patients, or 1 of 6 patients) within a cohort have a dose-limiting toxicity (DLT in Cycle 1, then enrollment of the next cohort may comme...

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    APL-101 Study of Subjects With NSCLC With c-Met EXON 14 Skip Mutations and c-Met Dysregulation ...

    Adverse events, serious adverse events, and dose limiting toxicities

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    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)

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    Apalutamide Plus Cetrelimab in Patients With Treatment-Emergent Small Cell Neuroendocrine Prost...

    The composite response rate is determined by a combination of a decline from baseline in serum PSA of >= 50%, confirmed by repeat measurement ≥ 4 weeks later (PSA50) AND/OR a complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) as dete...

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    A Study of Tarlatamab (AMG 757) in Participants With Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer

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    ZEN-3694, Enzalutamide, and Pembrolizumab for the Treatment of Metastatic Castration-Resistant ...

    Defined as either objective response per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 criteria (complete response (CR), partial response (PR)) or confirmed >= 50% decline from serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) at ...

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    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...

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    68Ga-PSMA-11 PET for the Diagnosis of Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer

    The mean SUVmax and standard deviation across the primary tumor and the 5 largest lesions in each of three metastatic sites (nodal, visceral and osseous; for a maximum of 16 lesions per patient) will be descriptively reported.

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    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 ...

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    U.S. News rankings

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      Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • Best in Northern California for cancer care (tie)

    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.

    Support services

    Support Group

    Art for Recovery

    Creativity can help people with serious illnesses cope, heal and express what they're going through. Find out about our program and how to join.

    Fitness

    Cancer Exercise Counseling

    Our one-on-one exercise training sessions, customized for your needs and abilities, can complement other cancer treatments and speed your recovery.

    Patient Resource

    Cancer Nutrition Counseling

    UCSF Health offers free nutrition counseling to our patients with cancer, as well as nutrition seminars that are open to anyone. Learn more.

    Support Group

    Cancer Support Groups

    These groups offered by the Ida and Joseph Friend Patient and Family Cancer Support Center are free and available to all patients, whether or not you get your health care at UCSF.

    Fitness

    Core & More Class for Cancer Patients

    A strong body helps you fight cancer and enjoy life. Join this class to stabilize your core, strengthen your muscles and improve overall fitness. For cancer patients and caregivers!

    Patient Resource

    Friend to Friend Specialty Shops

    A one-stop boutique for patients with cancer. Get professional help with wigs, prostheses, sun-protective clothing, makeup, skin care and more.

    Class

    Meditation & Guided Imagery for Cancer Patients

    Drop in for a free class designed to help you heal, relax and find balance during your treatment. UCSF and non-UCSF patients are welcome.

    Patient Resource

    Oncology Social Work

    Social workers offer support, problem-solving, help accessing UCSF cancer-related resources and more. Find out how to contact the social worker for your clinic.

    Patient Resource

    Patient & Family Cancer Support Center

    The center offers wellness programming, community, support groups, classes, workshops and more at no cost to people facing cancer and their loved ones.

    Support Group

    Peer Support Programs for Cancer

    Patients are matched with peer support volunteers according to criteria such as diagnosis, cancer stage, age or gender. Speak to someone who's "been there."

    Patient Resource

    Spa Infusion

    Pamper yourself while fighting cancer. Free treatments for patients receiving chemotherapy at our Mount Zion campus include massage, acupressure and more.

    Preparing for your appointment

    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

    International Services

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Hospital Stays

    Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
    Zion.

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