TY - CHAP A1 - Sara Massironi A2 - Matilde Pia Spampatti A3 - Roberta Elisa Rossi A4 - Dario Conte A5 - Clorinda Ciafardini A6 - Federica Cavalcoli A7 - Maddalena Peracchi ED1 - Anthony Lowell Y1 - 2012-06-05 PY - 2012 T1 - Circulating Markers in Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (GEP NETs) N2 - While the incidence rate of neuroendocrine tumours has been increasing, the survival rate has not. Therefore, there is a great need for state-of-the-art research and new treatment protocols. The chapters in this book contribute to that debate and will be required reading for both researchers and healthcare practitioners, as it offers both overviews of the condition and specialized contributions. Topics covered include the association between chronic inflammation and gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours, or GEP-NETs. GEP-NETs are also addressed in a chapter on their circulating markers, which can help in diagnosing this hard to detect condition. One chapter covers the role of Chromogranin A, while another addresses the diagnosis and management of neuroendocrine carcinomas in cases where the primary site is unknown. BT - Neuroendocrine Tumor SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/33959 DO - 10.5772/33959 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-09 ER -