The UPMC Neuroendocrine Cancer Treatment Center's multidisciplinary group of health care professionals are leaders in methods for early detection, innovative treatment strategies, and cutting-edge research for this rare cancer.
We also are a regional and national educational resource for patients with neuroendocrine cancer and their families, as well as for future physicians and other clinicians.
Neuroendocrine cancer is a rare type of cancer that starts in the neuroendocrine system – the part of the body where the nervous system and endocrine system work together.
While neuroendocrine accounts for less than one percent of all cancers in the United States, it can cause severe symptoms. If it spreads, or metastasizes, to other parts of the body, it can be life-threatening.
Some of the different types of neuroendocrine tumors that we treat include: