Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine D018278

Description

A group of carcinomas which share a characteristic morphology, often being composed of clusters and trabecular sheets of round "blue cells", granular chromatin, and an attenuated rim of poorly demarcated cytoplasm. Neuroendocrine tumors include carcinoids, small ("oat") cell carcinomas, medullary carcinoma of the thyroid, Merkel cell tumor, cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma, pancreatic islet cell tumors, and pheochromocytoma. Neurosecretory granules are found within the tumor cells. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)   MeSH

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Subtype Terms (4)

Carcinoma, Medullary
 

Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
74 drugs (28 approved, 46 experimental)

Somatostatinoma
16 drugs (12 approved, 4 experimental)

Vipoma
10 drugs (8 approved, 2 experimental)



Organization Involved with Phase 4 Indications (3)

Organization Involved with Phase 2 Indications (105)

Organization Involved with Other Experimental Indications (2)

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