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What is a neuroendocrine tumor?

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Program at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of all forms of neuroendocrine tumors. The program is a collaboration between specialists from the St. Luke’s Health System, Baylor College of Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, and private practice physicians in the Houston community. Our mission is simple—we strive to provide those who suffer from neuroendocrine tumors with the best quality outcomes through a streamlined and collaborative care process.

For more information on our Neuroendocrine Tumor Treatment Program or to schedule an appointment call (832) 355-4925. 


Why choose Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center for neuroendocrine tumors:

  • Expertise and Experience: Patient centered care facilitated by a collaborative Tumor Board of leading experts in the field of neuroendocrine tumors.
  • Teamwork: Specialists at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center are dedicated to providing the most appropriate treatment for your neuroendocrine tumor. Because of the different types and locations of neuroendocrine tumors, treatment can be extremely complex and varied. St. Luke’s specialists in oncology, surgery, radiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, nuclear medicine, and other areas work together to diagnose and treat all types of neuroendocrine tumors.
  • Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center: Our cancer center in the Texas Medical Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multi-specialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.


What to expect before and after an appointment

Before you come to an appointment, it’s helpful to make sure you’re coming with all the documents and information your physician is going to need. We recommend bringing any documentation of your health history, insurance details, and a list of current medications with you on the day of your visit. After the appointment, you can expect our full support no matter what the outcome is. For more detailed information, click here.

Frequently asked questions

The sponsoring company generally pays for pharmaceutical clinical trials.

No, to protect patients’ privacy, patients are not allowed to attend the tumor board because other patients’ cases also are presented.

Although there is not a cardio-thoracic surgeon on the rotation staff, one is available on request.

Physicians rotate on a monthly basis. However, you will be seen by the physician assigned to you every time you have an appointment, unless you are referred to a different specialty. For example, if you initially are seen by an oncologist, but you need to be seen by a surgeon, the surgeon you see will depend on the rotation schedule at the time the referral is made. If you only need to see an oncologist, you will see the same oncologist every time you visit the clinic.

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, at which time all new cases are presented. The length of time from your clinical work up until your case is reviewed will vary, depending on when you had your appointment.

Our physicians have between 10 and 20 years of experience.

Quest Diagnostics processes most lab work. If you desire for Inter Science Institute (ISI) to process your labs, we require two days advance notice.

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U.S. News & World Report

Home of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only three NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Texas, U.S. News & World Report has accredited Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center as one of the best hospitals for several specialties, including previous accreditation for compassionate patient-centered cancer care.