10 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS MAY 2016 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2016: EGHS-WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events studies. Only one is prospective study. No multi-center, co-operative clinical studies have been published. Considering the current situation of diagnosis, management, and research of NEN in China, an increasing number of experts from NEN- related disciplines and fields have gradually gathered together and formed several professional NEN study groups. For instance, the Chinese Study Group for Neuroendocrine Tumors (CSNET), founded in 2015, is the first nation-wide interdisciplinary alliance of NET experts in China, including experts in various fields, such as medical oncol-ogy, gastroenterology, surgery, endo-crinology, pathology, radiology, and nuclear medicine. Based on this open and cooperating platform, experts with a common goal set about establishing NEN databases, carrying out multi-center clinical trials and basic studies, and formulating expert consensus for point-to-point implementation. We firmly believe that it will not be long before more and more voices from China will be heard, both in the clini-cal and basic fields of NEN. References 1. Yao J. C., Hassan M., Phan A., Dagohoy C., Leary C., Mares J. E. et al. One hundred years after “carcinoid”: epidemiology of and prognostic factors for neuroen-docrine tumors in 35,825 cases in the United States, Journal of Clinical Oncology 2008; 26(18): 3063-3072. 2. Garcia-Carbonero R., Capdevila J., Crespo-Herrero G., Diaz-Perez J. A., Martinez Del Prado M. P., Alonso Orduna V. et al. Incidence, patterns of care and prognostic factors for outcome of gastroen-teropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs): results from the National Cancer Registry of Spain (RGETNE), Ann Oncol 2010; 21(9): 1794-1803. 3. Hauso O., Gustafsson B. I., Kidd M., Waldum H. L., Drozdov I., Chan A. K. et al. Neuroendocrine tumor epidemiology: contrasting Norway and North America, Can-cer 2008; 113(10): 2655-2664. 4. Hemminki K., Li X. Incidence trends and risk factors of carcinoid tumors: a nationwide epidemio-logic study from Sweden, Cancer 2001; 92(8): 2204-2210. 5. Tsai H. J., Wu C. C., Tsai C. R., Lin S. F., Chen L. T., Chang J. S. The epidemiology of neuroendo-crine tumors in Taiwan: a nation-wide cancer registry-based study, PloS one 2013; 8(4): e62487. 6. Modlin I. M., Oberg K., Chung D. C., Jensen R. T., de Herder W. W., Thakker R. V. et al. Gastro-enteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours, The Lancet Oncology 2008; 9(1): 61-72. 7. Modlin I. M., Lye K. D., Kidd M. A 5-decade analysis of 13,715 carcinoid tumors, Cancer 2003; 97(4): 934-959. 8. Bosman FT C. F., Hruban RH, et al. WHO classification of tumors of the digestive system, Lyon: IARC Press 2010. 9. Chinese Pathologic Consen-sus Group for Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasm. Chinese Consensus Guidelines for the standards of histopathologic diagnosis in Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroen-docrine neoplasm Article in Chi-nese, Chinese Journal of Pathology 2011; 40(4): 257-262. 10. Chinese consensus panel for pathological diagnosis of gastro-enteropancreatic tumors. Chi-nese consensus for pathological diagnosis of gastroenteropancreatic neoplasm Article in Chinese, Chinese Journal of Pathology 2013; 42(10): 691-694. 11. Study group of gastrointestinal hormones, Chinese Association of Gastroenterology. Suggestions for the medical treatment of gastroen-teropancreatic neuroendocrine tu-mors Article in Chinese, Chinese Journal of Digestion 2014; 34(6): 361-369. 12. Neuroendocrine Tumor Profes-sional Committee, Chinese Soci-ety of Clinical Oncology. Chinese expert consensus for gastroen-teropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm Article in Chinese, Chinese Clinical Oncology 2013; 18(6): 815-832. 13. Group of Pancreas Surgery, Chi-nese Society of Surgery, Chinese Medical Association. Guidelines for the treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplam Article in Chinese, Chinese Journal of Practical Surgery 2014; 34(12): 1117-1119. NOW ONLINE - E-WGN EXPERT POINT OF VIEW ARTICLES COLLECTION! Did you enjoy this expert point of view article? We invite you to check out the entire collection of Scientific and Ex-pert Point of View articles from e-WGN from the past five years on the new WGO website. You can view this article and more at www.worldgastroenterology.org/publications/e-wgn/e-wgn-expert-point-of-view-articles-collection.
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