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ABCs of GEP-NETs: Overview of Neuroendocrine Tumors

  • Authors: Jean-Yves Scoazec, MD; Raj Srirajaskanthan, MD, FRCP; Jonathan Strosberg, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 12/7/2020
  • Valid for credit through: 12/7/2021, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for oncologists, gastroenterologists, and pathologists, as well as endocrinologists, radiologists, and nuclear medicine specialists.

The goal of this activity is to provide foundational education on gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) to better equip community physicians for their management throughout the course of the patient journey. 

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Characteristics of GEP-NETs
    • Testing methodologies used to diagnose and monitor GEP-NETs
    • Guidelines for the management of GEP-NETs


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  • Jean-Yves Scoazec, MD

    Department Head
    Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    Gustave Roussy Cancer Center
    Villejuif, France


    Disclosure: Jean-Yves Scoazec, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Raj Srirajaskanthan, MD, FRCP

    Consultant Gastroenterologist
    King's College Hospital
    London, United Kingdom


    Disclosure: Raj Srirajaskanthan, MD, FRCP, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: AAA (Advanced Accelerator Applications); Ipsen Pharmaceuticals
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: AAA; Ipsen

  • Jonathan Strosberg, MD

    Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida


    Disclosure: Jonathan Strosberg, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Serve(d) as a consultant for: Novartis
    Serve(d) as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Ipsen; Lexicon


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    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Megan Whitney, DMD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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ABCs of GEP-NETs: Overview of Neuroendocrine Tumors

Authors: Jean-Yves Scoazec, MD; Raj Srirajaskanthan, MD, FRCP; Jonathan Strosberg, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 12/7/2020

Valid for credit through: 12/7/2021, 11:59 PM EST


Contents of This CME Activity

All sections of this activity are required for credit.

Section 1. What Are GEP-NETs?

Dr Srirajaskanthan presents the epidemiology of GEP-NETs and explains the clinical presentation and diagnostic imaging that contribute to forming an effective diagnosis.
Raj Srirajaskanthan, MD, FRCP

Section 2. Biology and Histopathology of GEP-NETs

Dr Scoazec details the role of the pathologist in the multidisciplinary team and explains the histopathologic findings associated with the diagnosis and prognosis of GEP-NETs.
Jean-Yves Scoazec, MD

Section 3. How Do I Treat Patients With GEP-NETs?

Dr Strosberg outlines available treatment options and guideline recommendations for the management of GEP-NETs.
Jonathan Strosberg, MD
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