Rectal neuroendocrine tumor incidence ‘rapidly increasing’ in young adults, warrants study

CHICAGO — Incidence of rectal neuroendocrine tumors has increased in younger adults compared with older adults over the past 20 years, mostly driven by a rise in younger women, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week.“Rectal neuroendocrine tumors are heterogenous neoplasms of neuroendocrine cells in the rectum that can secrete bioactive peptides,” Yazan Abboud, MD, an internal medicine resident at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, told Healio. “Previous data showed an increasing incidence of neuroendocrine tumors in several parts of theRead More