Article Abstract

Recent topics of lung neuroendocrine tumors

Authors: Yoshinobu Ichiki, Hiroki Matsumiya, Masataka Mori, Masatoshi Kanayama, Yusuke Nabe, Akihiro Taira, Shinji Shinohara, Hidenori Goto, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Soichi Oka, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Takashi Fukuyama, Naoko Imanishi, Kazue Yoneda, Koji Kuroda, Noritada Kobayashi, Kozo Nakanishi, Fumihiro Tanaka

Abstract

Pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors (NET), a subtype of lung cancer, comprises typical carcinoids (TCs), atypical carcinoids (ACs), large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC), and small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). TCs and ACs are low-to-intermediate malignant tumors, on the other hand LCNEC and SCLC are high-grade carcinomas (1).