The multidisciplinary team at Johns Hopkins is dedicated to providing the best cutting-edge care to our patients with a neuroendocrine tumor. The team includes highly-experienced surgeons, radiologists, interventional radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists and geneticists supported by a dedicated team of nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Members of our team are recognized as international experts in their fields, and the team at Johns Hopkins was recently awarded the "Team Science Prize," from the American Association for Cancer Research. Most importantly, we are dedicated to our patients.
The multidisciplinary team approach is particularly important for patients with neuroendocrine tumors, because neuroendocrine tumors are complicated to diagnose and to treat. Neuroendocrine tumors run in some families (called "familial" or "hereditary"), some produce hormones that can cause symptoms (called "functional" or "syndromic"), neuroendocrine tumors can arise in many different organs, and the correct pathological diagnosis is critical to treatment. Simply put, the complexity of managing patients with a neuroendocrine tumor requires the multidisciplinary expertise at centers such as Johns Hopkins.
This Web site provides information about the multidisciplinary team here at Johns Hopkins, about the importance of a correct pathological diagnosis in the correct treatment of neuroendocrine tumors, and a section providing detailed information for patients and their families about the various manifestations of this unique tumor type.
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