Neuroendocrine

 

 

 

 

The Arden NET Centre - ENETS Centre of Excellence Accredited

The Trust's Neuroendocrine Tumour Service is the regional centre for Coventry and Warwickshire, although we receive referrals from hospital trusts further afield.

The diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with a wide range of neuroendocrine tumours:

  • NETs (“Carcinoids”)
    • Functioning and non-functioning
    • Small bowel NETs
    • Pancreatic NETs
    • NETs of the appendix
    • Colon NETs
    • Rectal NETs 
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Gastrinomas
  • Insulinomas
  • Glucagonomas
  • Phaeochromocytomas

The unit has a strong reputation for providing high standards of medical and nursing care to patients across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.
Building on its success and in order to meet increasing demands for the service expansion has included the appointment of two Neuroendocrine specialist nurses.

A joined-up approach to treating NETs

As a Centre of Excellence, we offer the highest standard of diagnostics, treatment and care for patients with neuroendocrine tumours. Healthcare and medical professionals from across the UK refer their patients to our services. We strive for a collaborative approach in caring for patients so all their regular medical professionals are up to date with the patient’s treatment journey.

Modalities of treatment include somatostatin analogue treatment, TAE, PRRT, Surgical Intervention (where appropriate)
Our areas and services include:

Endocrinology
• State-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
• Support from specialist NET nurses
• Weekly run NET multidisciplinary tumour board meetings
• Multidisciplinary specialist treatment
• Dietary advice for patients
• Regular follow-ups, in line with ENETS guidelines
• Patients get the opportunity to participate in phase 3 clinical trials and NET-related research

Histopathology
• Expert assessment for all types of neuroendocrine tumour.

Surgery
• Upper gastrointestinal
• Colonic
• Pancreatic
• Hepatic, including intraoperative and radiofrequency ablation

Radiology and nuclear medicine
• State-of-the-art imaging on site, including the latest technology in CT scans, MRI, FDG-PET, MIBG and SRS Octreotide
• Gallium scans anticipated on site in 2017, in collaboration with University Hospitals Liverpool
• PRRT anticipated on site in 2017, in collaboration with University Hospitals Liverpool (yttrium) and Royal Free Infirmary London (lutetium)
• Radiofrequency ablation

Oncology
• State-of-the-art treatment for pancreatic NETs, including Streptozocin, Sunitinib and mTOR inhibitors
• Chemotherapy for pancreatic NETs and poorly differentiated NETs

Gastroenterology
• All state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures on site
• EMR
• Assessment of malabsorption

Cardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery
• State-of-the-art facilities on site

Support services
• Close collaboration with the UK NET patient foundation
• Tailored dietary advice
• Pain management
• Psychological support
 

The Team


Professor Martin O. Weickert, MD, FRCP
Consultant Endocrinology & Diabetes
Service lead for Neuroendocrine Tumours
The Arden NET Centre, ENETS Centre of Excellence

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust UHCW
Visiting Professor Centre of Applied Biological & Exercise Sciences, Coventry University
Lead Clinical Research Network (CRN) Metabolic & Endocrine West Midlands
martin.weickert@uhcw.nhs.uk

Professor Grigorios Kaltsas
Consultant Endocrinologist
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Grigorios.Kaltsas@uhcw.nhs.uk

Louise Davies Lead Neuroendocrine Specialist Nurse
Dip HE Nursing, BSc (Hons), MSc Postgraduate Certificate ANP
Wisdem Centre, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Tel: 02476 965976
louise.davies2@uhcw.nhs.uk  

Barbara Mosterman
Support Research Nurse
Barbara.Mosterman@uhcw.nhs.uk 

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