A patient with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor and multiple liver metastases achieved a long-term partial response to third-line streptozocin treatment

AbstractThe Japanese guideline for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumor treatment recommends everolimus or sunitinib as first-line treatment for unresectable pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs). Streptozocin (STZ) is recommended as an alternative. We encountered a patient with PNET who had multiple liver metastases and who showed a remarkable response to third-line STZ. The patient was a 50-year-old man with a pancreatic head tumor 32  mm in diameter. We planned to perform subtotal stomach-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy, but abandoned resecting the pancreas during the surgery upon discovering a small liver tumor 3 mm in diameter, examination of frozen sections of which revealed a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Howeve r, the final pathological examination revealed that the liver nodule was a PNET; hence, we completed the subtotal stomach-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy 5 weeks after the first laparotomy. The patient received no adjuvant chemotherapy after surgery. Twenty-one months later, we discovered 20 sca ttered liver metastases via computed tomography; these were considered unresectable. Therefore, we administered everolimus for 7 months, but the patient developed interstitial pneumonia and experienced metastatic progression. Subsequent sunitinib administration for 6 months was ineffective. Finall y, we chose STZ (1000 mg/m2, weekly) as a third-line treatment, which produced a partial response for 10  months. Th...
Source: International Cancer Conference Journal - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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