Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms regarding their molecular biology, clinical behaviour, prognosis and response to therapy. Several attempts to establish robust predictive biomarkers have failed. Neither tissue markers nor blood borne ones have proven to be successful yet. Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) as “liquid biopsies” could provide prognostic information at the time a therapeutic decision needs to be made and could be an attractive tool for tumour monitoring throughout the treatment period. However, “liquid biopsies” are far from becoming the standard biomarker in NETs. Further information you can find here.
The Italian neuromuscular registry