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Synonyms: GRF tumor | Growth hormone releasing factor tumor

GRFoma is a type of pancreatic endocrine tumor (see this term) that hypersecretes growth hormone-releasing factor (GRF or GHRH) and that clinically resembles a pituitary adenoma (see this term) as patients present with acromegaly. In addition to the pancreas this tumor can also occur in the lungs or small intestine are usually large > 6cm and approximately 1/3 have metastasized at the time of diagnosis. It often co-occurs with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN 1; see these terms).

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Advocacy Organizations

Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network Inc

The Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network (NCAN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of Neuroendocrine Cancer, providing support for caregivers and people with NETs, and funding for NET cancer research. Since 2003, it has been our mission, or as we like to say, our passion, to educate and support the NET community as a whole. That’s our thing.

My Faulty Gene

My Faulty Gene is a nonprofit organization which provides information and assistance to any individual whose family medical history suggests genetic testing might be helpful in identifying an increased risk of disease due to a genetic mutation. We believe that everyone in need of genetic testing should have access to it.

My Little Sunshine Foundation

My Little Sunshine is a non-profit foundation dedicated to educating people about the importance of fertility preservation and making fertility resources accessible to all.


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