The epidemiology of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

  title={The epidemiology of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.},
  author={B. K. Lawrence and Bjorn I. Gustafsson and Anthony K. C. Chan and Bernhard Svejda and M. N. Kidd and Irvin Mark Modlin},
  journal={Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={1-18, vii}
In this article, updated analyses of the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registry (1973-2007) are presented and compared with epidemiologic GEP-NET data from Europe and Asia. Several studies have demonstrated a steadily increasing incidence of GEP-NETs, and this escalation is still ongoing (SEER data 2004-2007). The common primary GEP-NET sites exhibit unique epidemiologic profiles with distinct patterns of incidence, age at diagnosis, stage, and… CONTINUE READING
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