Our Approach
From diagnosis and treatment to recovery, City of Hope stands at the forefront of caring for patients with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors.
 
Our approach is comprehensive and aggressive. We combine highly advanced technologies, the most promising treatments and the collective skills of renowned specialists to provide our patients the best outcomes possible.
 
Patients here can also often access investigational therapies not available elsewhere through our extensive clinical trials program.

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor Risk Factors
Certain factors can increase your risk of developing gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors:
 
  • A family history of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 syndrome
  • Having certain conditions that affect the stomach's ability to produce stomach acid, such as atrophic gastritis, pernicious anemia or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • Smoking tobacco