Introduction: Upon diagnosis, 65% of pNET patients suffer from metastatic or locally unresectable disease. The receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor sunitinib and the mTOR inhibitor everolimus have set precedence for successful targeted therapies in pNET disease. However, response prediction and treatment alternatives still do not meet medical needs. Recent studies revealed mutations in RAS oncogenes in a fraction of tumours, emphasising a potential role of the MAPK pathway as therapeutic target.
Conference: 14th Annual ENETS conference (2017)
Category: Basic Science - Signaling pathways, receptors, biomarkers
Presenting Author: Julia Hoffmann