Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) arise from secretory cells found throughout the body, which makes them biologically and clinically diverse—and challenging for both researchers and practitioners.1
These are unique tumors, quite different from prostate or breast cancer, because these tumors may also secrete hormones that cause patients to feel ill. And that's unusual for most common cancers.
– Dr. Larry Kvols
NETs are unlike other solid tumors in 2 important ways:
Learn more about the specific characteristics of these three broadly defined types of NETs: