Pancreatic Location, High Proliferation and Low p-mTOR Expression Levels Are More Frequent in Neuroendocrine Tumor Patients Responsive to mTOR Inhibitors: Results from a Preliminary Study Abstract #1221

Introduction: MTOR inhibitors are approved for the treatment of advanced neuroendocrine tumors. However, scarce data are available on clinical or pathological predictors of response to these agents
Aim(s): To test in a pilot series the presence of clinical and pathological predictors of response to mTOR inhibitors.
Materials and methods: Clinical and pathological characteristics (sex, age, location of the primary tumor, tumor grade and Ki-67 index) and the expression of phosphorylated forms of mTOR and p70S6K were correlated with response to therapy in 20 neuroendocrine tumor patients treated with everolimus
Conference: 12th Annual ENETS Conference (2015)
Category: Medical treatment - Targeted therapies
Presenting Author: MD, PhD Marco Volante

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