Introduction: Among the therapeutic options available for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors, one targeted therapy, everolimus (RAD) has been approved for advanced progressive pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs). It improve progression free survival but is not curative. Alterations of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway in pNETs have given the rational for the use of this signaling pathway inhibitors.
Conference: 13th Annual ENETS conference (2016)
Category: Basic Science - mTOR and other pathways, signalling, receptors
Presenting Author: doctor Corinne Gerard
Introduction: Most of the current therapeutic strategies used for neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are insufficient due to poor knowledge of these tumours. Despite showing differentiated features, NETs often exhibit therapeutic resistance to common treatments similarly to other cancers. Although signalling abnormalities have been reported, molecular mechanisms responsible for this resistance phenomenon are yet to be understood.
Conference: 15th Annual ENETS conference (2018)
Category: Basic Science - Signaling pathways, receptors, biomarkers
Presenting Author: Dr David Romano