Cory Abate-Shen, PhD - Columbia University
Julien Sage, PhD - Stanford University
Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Meeting #: Refer to your packet.
Hours: 8:00am – 8:00 pm EST M-F
International : 623-516-6140
Neuroendocrine cancer is an umbrella term for a group of tumors in which cancer cells have the particularity of displaying traits similar to those of both nerve cells and hormone-producing cells. Neuroendocrine tumors can occur in many tissues and organs in the human body, including the lung, the pancreas, the prostate, or the skin. Some neuroendocrine tumors are very rare, others are more frequent; some are indolent, while others are extremely aggressive and fatal. Historically, neuroendocrine tumors have been studied and treated in the context of the specific site in which they were found. More recently, however, accumulating evidence has indicated that neuroendocrine tumors from various sites shared a number of important features, especially in terms of oncogenic drivers. A major goal of the meeting will thus be to discuss the biology and clinical aspects of neuroendocrine tumors to understand the differences and similarities between these tumors in different organs and tissues. We hope to arrive at a consensus about how to distinguish and define this group of tumors, and hopefully identify a framework to develop future therapeutic strategies that may help all patients with neuroendocrine cancer.
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