Carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumours
The Hammersmith Hospital Endocrine Department is internationally renowned for its research and advanced management of NETs and associated familial conditions. A dedicated NET and MEN clinic has been established in order to ensure consistency of care and a multidisciplinary approach to the management of patients with these conditions.
This service is integrated with our specialist Endocrine surgeons. Within the team are specialist oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists with expertise in other modalities of treatment such as radiofrequency ablation, hepatic embolisation, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and radionuclide therapy.
The Endocrine Genetic Clinic has been set up at Hammersmith Hospital to run alongside the neuroendocrine clinic. We work with a clinical geneticist from the Kennedy Galton Centre, who attends the clinic and who, in many cases, is able to test directly for the change in DNA that is responsible for the condition. This allows a multidisciplinary approach to patients and their families with genetic diseases such as Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia and Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome.
We are the UK centre that runs the annual multidisciplinary course for doctors and patients with these conditions.