Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) originate from diffuse neuroendocrine cells that are dispersed throughout the body, predominantly in the gastrointestinal tract, islets of Langerhans in the pancreas and the bronchopulmonary system. NETs represent a wide spectrum of peculiar tumors; most of them are able to produce peptide hormones or biogenic amines leading to various endocrine syndromes, but, not uncommonly, they may also be asymptomatic.
Karger has just published a new book which provides an authoritative overview of the epidemiological, clinical, genetic, molecular and pathological characteristics of NETs and highlights the most relevant controversial issues in their classification, diagnosis and therapy. Furthermore the new frontiers in the field of medical therapies are presented, through a multidisciplinary and translational approach. Considering the fact that NETs have been recently demonstrated to be less rare as considered so far, 'Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Multidisciplinary Approach' is recommended reading for endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, endocrine surgeons, as well as pathologists, nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists.