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Neuroendocrine Cancer Community

Join a Clinical Trial

If you are searching for trials, having information about your particular neuroendocrine cancer may help you to narrow down your search. Trials will always have a list of eligibility or inclusion/exclusion criteria. This is a list of characteristics that all patients must have to be accepted onto the study. Types of eligibility criteria can include: age, and current health status but may also specify disease-specific criteria.

For example:

  • The type and primary site of neuroendocrine cancer
  • If it is a functioning or a non-functioning neuroendocrine cancer
  • The grade of neuroendocrine tumour
  • If the tumour is well-differentiated or poorly differentiated

Further explanations of these terms can be found here.

If you are unsure about your specific diagnosis speak to your care team, GP or give us a call.

Some trials may look at one particular type or site of Neuroendocrine Cancer, whereas others may include a range of types and /or other cancers.

Talk To Your Care Team

If you find a trial you think you may eligible for you can discuss it with your specialist team.

Your doctor can refer you to trials appropriate for you:

  • They will also be able to contact the team running the trial and find out more information about it.
  • They will be able to review the information about the trial  – alongside all of the things they know about you, your current health and previous treatments – to see if the trial is suitable for you.

Being under a specialist neuroendocrine team, or having access to that team, ensures that you have access to experts – who will not only have knowledge and experience about your particular cancer and care pathway but also information about or direct involvement in specific Neuroendocrine Cancer research  – so will be able to answer questions you may have about clinical trials.

About Us

Neuroendocrine Cancer UK is a UK wide charity solely dedicated to providing support and information to those affected by Neuroendocrine Cancer.


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