Surgical Treatment

Surgical resection remains the best hope for a cure for patients with well-differentiated (“low grade) neuroendocrine tumors. Many well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors can be cured if they can be completely removed, and some patients with metastases (tumors that have spread beyond the gland or organ in which the tumor arose) can achieve long-term survival after their metastases are surgically resected. The neuroendocrine team at Johns Hopkins has decades of experience removing neuroendocrine tumors. The undifferentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas (small cell carcinomas or high-grade neuroendocrine carcinomas) are often best treated with chemotherapy.

If you have an neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas and would like to be treated at Johns Hopkins, please contact our multi-disciplinary clinic coordinator, Suzanne Smallwood-Massey, at 877-LIVER99 (548-3799) or by e-mail: hopkinslivercenter@jhmi.edu.