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[Management of metabolic disorders induced by everolimus in patients with differentiated neuroendocrine tumors: expert proposals].

Bulletin du cancer (2014-02-22)
Catherine Lombard-Bohas, Bertrand Cariou, Bruno Vergès, Romain Coriat, Thierry N'guyen, Eric François, Pascal Hammel, Patricia Niccoli, Olivia Hentic
ABSTRACT

Medical management of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors has recently been improved by new molecules of which the mTOR inhibitor everolimus. If digestive neuroendocrine tumors are rare, the incidence is in constant increase and the prevalence in digestive cancers put them right behind colorectal cancers. Everolimus has demonstrated efficacy in unresectable and progressive pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, by doubling the median progression free survival (11 versus 4.6 months), with a median time of exposure to everolimus of nine months. Everolimus is generally maintained until progression or intolerance and some patients are treated during several years. Potential metabolic disorders induced by everolimus (dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia) in patients with life expectancy of several years, justify monitoring of these parameters and accurate treatment management algorithm. These will avoid worsening patient's prognostic, but also prematurely discontinue potentially effective treatment or contraindicate other therapeutic weapons, in a pathology in which there are multiple therapeutic options in metastatic phase. We propose a standard practice in terms of initial assessment, monitoring, care threshold, and therapeutic objectives to manage metabolic disorders, fitted to our patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

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Supelco
Everolimus solution, 1.0 mg/mL in acetonitrile, ampule of 1 mL, certified reference material, Cerilliant®