In two phase III trials, surufatinib, a novel oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting immune cells and angiogenesis, was effective for treating pancreatic and extra-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours. These findings further expand the therapeutic options for patients with gastro–entero–pancreatic, thymic and lung neuroendocrine tumours.
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Koumarianou, A., Kaltsas, G. Surufatinib — a novel oral agent for neuroendocrine tumours. Nat Rev Endocrinol 17, 9–10 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41574-020-00439-0