Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) care


At City of Hope, we understand that neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are complex and may be difficult to diagnose.
That’s why your multidisciplinary team at City of Hope will work with you, and one another, to diagnose NETs, evaluate the disease and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that’s personalized to your individual needs, preferences and goals. Treatments for NETs may involve surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy and/or interventional radiology. At City of Hope, we combine these conventional treatments with supportive care services, including nutritional support and pain management, as part of our commitment to putting patients at the center of their care.

How are we different?

NET focus

Because many NETs form in the gastrointestinal tract, many of our NET patients are treated in the GI Cancer Centers—located at each of our hospitals and committed to offering state-of-the-art treatments for GI cancer patients, no matter their stage or cancer type. This singular focus allows us to diagnose and treat NETs more efficiently—while supporting your quality of life. Our collaborative care team works with you to deliver quality clinical care with a patient-centered approach.

Comprehensive team approach

Your NET care team works all under one roof. That means you have access to state-of-the-art cancer treatments and supportive care services, all in one location. Your treatment plan is coordinated by a care manager dedicated to orchestrating your schedule, communicating with the rest of your care team, getting your questions answered and helping you access your test results in a timely manner. Your care team may also include a medical, surgical and/or radiation oncologist, a gastroenterologist, oncology nurses and a variety of supportive care providers.

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Whole-person care

Our doctors work with supportive care providers to deliver evidence-informed therapies designed to address the symptoms of your disease and the side effects of treatment. For example, because most NET patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage, they may experience sometimes-debilitating symptoms from the cancer or its treatment, including pain, gastrointestinal issues, high blood pressure and fatigue. That’s why many of our NET patients take advantage supportive care services as part of their care plan, including nutritional support to help develop a balanced and appetizing diet plan, while pain management physicians offer medication and non-narcotic approaches to help patients keep their pain in check. And our spiritual support and behavioral health providers help support their mental and emotional health before, during and after your treatment. That’s what supportive care is all about: keeping you strong so you can better tolerate your treatments and maintain your quality of life.

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Access to clinical trials

Clinical trials are critical tools researchers and doctors use to determine the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and therapies. At City of Hope, we’re committed to offering our patients innovative and new cancer treatments, including access to clinical trials when appropriate. These trials may provide therapies that are not yet widely available to qualified patients who have exhausted conventional treatment options or whose cancer is advanced or difficult to treat. Our cancer doctors and researchers will work with you to determine whether you qualify for a trial and, if so, help you enroll.

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Right from the start, I felt so comfortable with the doctors, nurses and clinicians who were providing me treatment recommendations."


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  • Appointments available in as little as 24 hours
  • Whole-person care, all under one roof