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NET Cancer Day Selfies Awareness Campaign

Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day, November 10, 2014, is less than a month away! The theme for this year’s awareness campaign is “Time to Diagnosis,” focusing on one of the most common issues with carcinoid and other types of neuroendocrine cancers. Video selfies (deadline November 3) and photo selfies (no deadline) will tell the story!  Read more about how you can participate.

CCF Awards Grant to Stanford University

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation has awarded a grant of more than $65,000.00 to Stanford University in California to expand access to its Gallium-68 (Ga-68) DOTA-TATE PET/CT program for carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor (NET) patients with somatostatin receptor positive tumors. Read more

Zebra Talk Handbook

Zebra Talk is a terrific new resource for carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor patients and their primary care physicians. According to Suzi Garber of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, editor, the handbook “is intended as a reference for those newly diagnosed with NETs (neuroendocrine tumors), in the process, or hoping to explore this bewildering world. It is also a guide to resources that can empower patients through knowledge and the mentorship of others to make informed decisions for medical care.” Read more

Nutrition and Neuroendocrine Tumors

What is a healthy diet for neuroendocrine tumor patients? If a NET patient has carcinoid syndrome which foods should be avoided? Are supplements recommended for carcinoid/NET patients? When NET patients have problems related to malabsorption and various therapies, what changes should be made in their diet? These are among the many questions answered by Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD and Leigh Anne Kamerman Burns, RD, CDN in the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s new video, Nutrition and Neuroendocrine Tumors.

Surgery and Treatment Options for NET Cancers

What are the surgical and treatment options for carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor patients?  For patients with tumors that have spread to the liver which therapies should be used to improve quality and quantity of life?  How do patients benefit from clinical trials?  There is an explosion of technologies coming not only in the diagnostics but also in the treatments of these rare cancers.  View the latest video from the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation:http://bit.ly/VcJXgz