NCI Definition: A high grade malignant neoplasm that arises from the lung and is characterized by the presence of malignant neuroendocrine cells. This category includes small cell lung carcinoma, large cell lung neuroendocrine carcinoma, and combined lung carcinoma. [1]

Disease Details

High Grade Lung Neuroendocrine Neoplasm
Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma and Large Cell Lung Neuroendocrine Carcinoma


1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Thesaurus Version 18.11d. https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ [2018-08-28]. [2018-09-21].

2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 8. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

3. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.