Chemotherapy for Stage IV Sporadic Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (pNET): Are Partial Responses to Post-first Line Chemotherapy Predictable by Response/Type of First Line Chemotherapy? Abstract #1471

Introduction: Three types of chemotherapy are recommended for stage IV pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs): streptozocin (STZ)-, dacarbazine (DCZ)- and oxaliplatin (OX)-based. Whether cross resistance exists is unknown.
Aim(s): To analyze RECIST-response to second-line chemotherapy as a function of antitumor activity and type of first line chemotherapy.
Materials and methods: Multicenter retrospective study. Inclusion criteria were: 1)Confirmed pNET naive of therapy 2)RECIST measurable disease 3)Sporadic tumor. STZ- and DCZ- regimens were grouped together as alkylating agents.
Conference: 13th Annual ENETS conference (2016)
Category: Medical treatment - Chemotherapy
Presenting Author: Medical Doctor Vincenzo Marotta

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