The Baylor Difference
The only program of its kind in North Texas, the Neuroendocrine Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, an integral part of Baylor University Medical Center, combines the expertise of a multidisciplinary physician team on the Baylor medical staff to provide a premier destination for the diagnosis, evaluation, research and treatment of neuroendocrine tumors. We are dedicated to providing advanced therapies, innovative research and valuable resources to patients affected by this uncommon cancer.
About Neuroendocrine Tumors
While neuroendocrine accounts for less than one percent of all cancers in the United States, it can cause severe symptoms. The neuroendocrine system in the human body is a complex system of cells with different hormone profiles. These cells may transform from normal to malignant in many different locations throughout the body. Because of this, tumors can be difficult to diagnose. Because the types of tumors and symptoms vary widely, treatment is based on the type of cancer that the specialists on our medical staff identify after a comprehensive evaluation.
The specialists at the Neuroendocrine Cancer Research and Treatment Center use advanced techniques to provide expert care for a variety of neuroendocrine tumors, including:
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
Merkel cell carcinoma
- Medullary thyroid carcinoma
- Small cell carcinoma
- Large cell carcinoid tumor
Our Team Approach
Our team of experts have a steadfast commitment to excellence in the research, prevention, early detection and treatment for patients with neuroendocrine tumors. From the moment you choose Baylor for cancer care, you are connected with a patient navigation specialist who will partner with you every step of the way. From diagnosis to survivorship, Baylor is by your side.
Every patient is unique and deserves a personalized plan of care. Our multidisciplinary team of experts participate in monthly cancer conferences where they discuss, evaluate and recommend the best course of treatment for every patient. The care team at the Neuroendocrine Cancer Research and Treatment Center includes specialists in the fields of:
Treatment plans for patients for patients with neuroendocrine malignancies are based on medical history, type and stage of malignant neuroendocrine condition, and the patient's personal preferences. Treatment options include:
- Interventional Embolization
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery
- Proton Therapy
- Specialized Treatments
Clinical Trials (depending on patient eligibility)