Research Mentor Name

Dr. Syed-Mohammed Jafri

Research Mentor Email Address

Institution / Department

Henry Ford Health System

Document Type

Research Abstract

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Level of Research



Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a rare subset of cancers that most commonly arise in the gastrointestinal tract, but can also arise in the pancreas, lungs, ovaries, thyroid, pituitary gland, and adrenal gland. When patients present with metastatic NETs, physicians have a variety of therapeutic options. Considering these options, transplant specialists are often involved due to the profound therapeutic effects of multi-organ transplantation. However, little information is available on prognosis/complications for patients that receive multi-organ transplants due to severe metastatic NETs.

With the incidence of NETs in the United States trending in an upward direction, researchers and physicians must understand the prognosis and complications of these complex clinical cases. Therefore, the goal of this study is to analyze the health outcomes of four Henry Ford patients that received multi-organ transplants due to metastatic NETs. This will provide physicians with valuable information, not only regarding therapeutic decision-making, but also for educating patients on their current condition and what he/she can expect for their future.


Digestive System | Gastroenterology | Hepatology | Medicine and Health Sciences | Neoplasms