Genetics and molecular pathology of neuroendocrine gastrointestinal and pancreatic tumors (gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors).

@article{Oberg2009GeneticsAM,
  title={Genetics and molecular pathology of neuroendocrine gastrointestinal and pancreatic tumors (gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors).},
  author={Kjell E Oberg},
  journal={Current opinion in endocrinology, diabetes, and obesity},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={72-8}
}
  • Kjell E Oberg
  • Published 2009 in
    Current opinion in endocrinology, diabetes, and…
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) originate from cells of the diffuse endocrine system. Most GEP-NETs are sporadic, however, some of them, especially pancreatic endocrine tumors, may occur as part of familial syndromes. The genetic and molecular pathology of neuroendocrine tumor development is incomplete and remains largely unknown. However, the WHO classification introduced in clinical practice will give more insight into genetic and molecular… CONTINUE READING