What is the effect of chemotherapy on carcinoid?

Chemotherapy is effective in 1/3 of midgut carcinoids and in a larger percentage of foregut (including pancreatic) carcinoids. It is also more effective in atypical carcinoids. Sandostatin in large doses (300 mcg every 6-8 hours) often controls symptoms not responding to smaller doses. In addition, when combined with low dose alpha-Interferon, stabilizes or regresses tumor in up to three-quarters of cases.

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