NET Cancer Day 2013 Webinar Features Three Leading Carcinoid/NET Specialists


In recognition of Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day on November 10, NorCal CarciNet is hosting a one-hour, free webinar. Here’s a great opportunity to hear from 3 of the leading specialists in carcinoid/NET cancer treatment on NET CANCER DAY: Professor Dr. Richard P. Baum, Bad Berka, Germany; Dr. Eric Liu, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee; and Dr. Thomas O’Dorisio, University of Iowa. The webinar will be moderated by Josh Mailman, President of NorCal CarciNET and Chair of Patient Advocacy for the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and Bill Claxton, founder of CNETS Singapore. The webinar will start at 7 am Pacific Time. To join, please register here:

                NET Cancer Day 2013 Webinar

Run for the Stripes -- 5K Run/Walk


Now in its second year, Run for The Stripes raises awareness for neuroendocrine cancers and funds for NET research at the University of Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center.  The run/walk will be held at the Philadelphia Zoo.  There's an Early Bird Entry Fee through August 31.  Runners, walkers, and spectators are all invited!! Jan Eisner is the Race Director.  Click here for more information.

     Run for the Stripes 2012, Philadelphia Zoo

Houston Neuroendocrine Tumor Patient Education Day


The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation will bring together  patients, loved ones, medical professionals, and supporters for its 3rd Patient Seminar in Houston, Texas on November 8, 2013. This event is co-sponsored by The Methodist Cancer Center and the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation, in participation with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Learn more about the latest in neuroendocrine cancer diagnosis and treatment. Expert speakers will give brief lectures and then answer questions from patients and caregivers in a moderated discussion.  More information to follow, contact Caring for Carcinoid Foundation for details.

New Jersey Carcinoid Cancer NETwork Conference

11/02/2013 - 7:15am - 4:45pm

New Jersey Carcinoid Cancer NETwork Conference

Carcinoid/NETs:  Moving Forward is a day-long conference for NET cancer patients, families, and the healthcare community, sponsored by the New Jersey Carcinoid Cancer NETwork.  Get the most up-to-date information in the neuroendocrine tumor community, including exciting new developments.  The guest speakers will be Dr. Richard Warner, Director of the Center for Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and Medical Director of the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation; Dr. Yi-Zarn Wang from the Oschner Medical Center in Kenner, Louisiana; Dr. Guiseppi Condemi, Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey; Dr. Justine Deitz, Holy Name Medical Center; and Dr. Eric Liu, Director of the Neuroendocrine Center and Director of Surgical Services at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference will include a deluxe continental breakfast and lunch, and will conclude with a moderated Question & Answer Period. Click here for more information and to register.

CCAN's 5th Annual Strides for Stripes Zebra Walk


CCAN 5th Annual Strides for Stripes Zebra Walk

The Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network (CCAN) will hold its 5th Annual "Strides for Stripes" Zebra Walk on Saturday, November 2 at 10:30 am at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY.  The walk helps raise money for programs that assist NET cancer patients and brings about awareness of carcinoid and NET cancers. Water and energy bars will be provided and a light lunch will be served.  Entertainment will be provided by Undercover from 12 noon to 2 pm. Raise $25.00 and get a T-shirt and a pedometer!  There are various other prizes as the amount you collect grows.  Form a team at your school, work or club.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

Inaugural Conference, Asia Pacific Neuroendocrine Tumour Society

10/25/2013 - 10/27/2013

The inaugural conference of the Asia Pacific NeuroEndocrine Tumour Society (APNETS) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from October 25-27, 2013. The objective of the congress is to update healthcare professionals on the current diagnostic tools and therapeutic strategies including best management practices pertaining to the management of neuroendocrine tumor disease.  Healthcare professionals, researchers and scientists are invited to attend.  CLICK HERE for more information.

2nd Annual Dean Paras Memorial 5K Cross Country Run/Walk for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research


Run, walk, or cheer on all participating in the 2nd Anuual Dean Paras Memorial 5K on Sunday, October 13th at University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio.  Registration begins at 11:30 am and the Run/Walk starts at 1:00 pm.  Michael Papanikolaou has organized the event in memory of his Dean Parascousin, Dean Paras (pictured), who lost his battle with neuroendocrine cancer at the age of 26 in 2011.  The Run/Walk is both an opportunity to raise awareness of this often misdiagnosed rare disease and to support life-saving research.  Last year’s event, with over 300 participants, raised over $29,000 for NET cancer research, supporting, in part, the research of Dr. Eric Liu, Director of the Neuroendocrine Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  Several levels of sponsorships are available and individual donations are welcomed.  For further information contact Michael Papanikolaou, or Toni Papanikolaou,, 440-838-1785.  Click here for the registration form and click here for the run/walk poster.

3rd Annual Neuroendocrine Tumor Patient Education Conference

10/12/2013 - 10:00am - 6:30pm

The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation and Stanford Cancer Center are sponsoring a free educational conference for neuroendocrine tumor patients and caregivers to be held at the Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 12th, 2013. This is during Fleet Week in the Bay Area, a special event that draws thousands to view the parade of ships, the Fleet Week Band Challenge and the humanitarian aid training demonstrations.

Learn more about the latest developments in clinical care for patients with neuroendocrine cancers. Attendees will be able to network with distinguished medical professionals and fellow patients through formally moderated panels as well as during breaks. This year's interactive panels and presentations will address key issues for both patients and caregivers. Sessions will cover advances in diagnosis and treatment, the latest in research, and coping with the stresses of living with cancer.

For more information about this free event, CLICK HERE or call the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation at 617-948-2514.  To register, CLICK HERE.

NANETS 2013 Annual Conference

10/04/2013 - 10/05/2013

The North American NeuroEndocrine Tumor Society, NANETS, will present its 6th annual NET conference in Charleston, South Carolina. For an agenda and more information, click here.

3rd Focus on Neuroendocrine Tumors: Patient and Caregiver Conference

09/27/2013 - 8:00am - 2:30pm

The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation is presenting an educational conference, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. This event will feature expert clinicians, patient discussion panels, and the latest news in neuroendocrine cancer research.

If you are unable to attend in person, join the webchat live from the conference. The entire neuroendocrine cancer community can experience the event firsthand. Viewers can submit questions in advance, view and participate in the live webchat and read transcript after the webchat. For more information, CLICK HERE.