Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors are rare. A very little knowledge is known about its risk factors. Studies have shown that NETs may develop as a part of hereditary syndromes.
Aim(s): We aim to investigate the development of neuroendocrine tumors in patients with a family history of NET or any other cancer
Materials and methods: A retrospective study was conducted in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore. 500 patients with NET were identified and 500 healthy controls were made. Questionnaire was filled containing the data including family history of smoking and alcohol use, family history of NET and cancer and personal medical history. The study was restricted to first degree relatives only.
Conference: 14th Annual ENETS conference 2017 (2017)
Category: Basic Science - Genetics, epigenetics, miRNAs, Omics
Presenting Author: Dr Arooj Fatima
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