Neuroendocrine Tumors

Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) are neoplasms that originate from aggregates of endocrine cells present in various organs, most frequently the intestine, stomach, pancreas or lungs. 

These are relatively rare tumors that represent less than 0.5% of all malignant tumors, although the diagnosis of NET has increased in recent years thanks to the widespread use of radiological and endoscopic techniques. 

It is estimated that in Italy there are 4-5 new cases / year for every 100,000 people, for a total of about 2,700 new diagnoses.  

NETs are characterized by a wide variability of behavior. In many cases, neuroendocrine tumors show slow growth and are not very aggressive; however, sometimes they can grow rapidly and behave in a malignant way, also giving rise to distant metastases. 

Main conditions treated

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Ospedale San Raffaele is one of the most important centers in the world for the diagnosis, treatment and research of neuroendocrine tumors. The hospital has in fact been certified as a European Center of Excellence by the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society and accredited by the European Community as an ERN-EURACAN reference center. 

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World's Best Smart Hospitals 2021

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European center of excellency - European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society

European center of excellency - European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society

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EU reference center ERN-EURACAN

EU reference center ERN-EURACAN

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UNI EN ISO 9001:2015

UNI EN ISO 9001:2015

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 European University Hospital Alliance

European University Hospital Alliance

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Our excellence in numbers

140

new diagnosis per year

250

patients per year

100

surgical interventions per year

Research

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