A new blog series to raise awareness about clinical trials and their important role in cancer care.
Robert Sobotka writes about being diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors and his search for improved quality of life.
A neuroendocrine tumor is a tumor that forms from cells that release hormones into the blood in response to a signal from the nervous system. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) occur in the hormone-producing cells of the pancreas.
When Jay Elsten's neuroendocrine tumors no longer were responding to traditional treatment, Mayo Clinic offered him a recently approved nuclear medicine therapy. Within a week, Jay's symptoms were gone.