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Neuroendocrine Tumor Program 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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