Congratulations to Lauren Fishbein, MD, PhD, upon receiving NANETS’ 2012 Early Career Development Award! Dr. Fishbein’s research project is “Somatic Mutations in Pheochromocytoma and Paragangliomas.” According to Dr. Fishbein, “"Our hope is to determine if distinct patterns of somatic mutations are associated with different inherited mutations. Since pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas are tumors associated with high morbidity and mortality with limited treatments for recurrent or metastatic disease, it is critical to understand tumorigenesis [malignant transformation] in order to identify novel molecular markers for future therapeutic targets." The award of $50,000 is supported by Novartis with the goal of improving outcomes for NET patients.
New OncLive TV Video Series on Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors
March 28, 2013
A new video series from OncLiveTVfocuses on carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), including pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and even more uncommon NETs such as goblet cell carcinoid and mixed adenocarcinomas. A panel of medical experts -- Dr. Matthew Kulke (moderator), Dr. Rodney Pommier, Dr. James Yao, and Dr. Pamela Kunz -- present an introduction and overview of NETs and discuss the histological classification of neuroendocrine tumors, the role of biomarkers, the challenges in diagnosing NETs, and diagnostic techniques. Read more about the series and see the videos here.
I Have Cancer. And I've Never Felt Better!
March 1, 2013
Join Tracy Krulik, who was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, on her "wild journey from unraveling a medical mystery that took nine years to solve, to navigating the science and art of medicine in search of the right treatments, to finally awakening to a healthier, more balanced life -- with cancer." Tracy's newly published book, I Have Cancer. And I've Never Felt Better!, can be ordered through Amazon.
NET Picture Party
January 1, 2013
Join us for a virtual, global NET Picture Party scheduled for November 10 – you don’t even have to leave your home!! Take a photo of yourself or your friends and family or co-workers having your own zebra party. You may have zebra cupcakes, black and white balloons or a zebra-striped t-shirt. Or you may just want to take a photo of your favorite zebra bed socks! Anything that makes you feel part of the zebra community. Please share this post with all of your friends and loved ones and invite them to join the NET Picture Party!!
Upload your photo on the NET Cancer Day Facebook page, and post a comment along with your photo, telling us briefly where the picture was taken (i.e. location, city, state/province, country).
Note: It is very important that you include the words “NET Picture Party” in your comment. This will ‘tag’ your photo and send it through to our special party page on the NET Cancer Day website. To view the images go to http://netcancerday.org/support-us/net-picture-party, we expect many countries will participate!
NETumor Humor Benefit
December 6, 2012
Great comedy performances, live music and a raffle at the M.I. Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, California!
NETs-Liver-Metastases Landmark Consensus Conference, London, December 12-13, 2012
December 1, 2012
A landmark conference on neuroendocrine liver metastases was held in London, UK at The Royal College of Physicians on December 12 & 13, 2012. Over 300 experts attended this state-of-the-art consensus conference, the goal of which is to provide internationally accepted statements on the management of NET liver metastases. http://net-liver-mets.com/
CCF New Video Series Begins with "The ABC's of Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors"
November 1, 2012
What is the most common kind of neuroendocrine tumor (NET)? How do these tumors grow? What is carcinoid syndrome? What are the quality of life issues for patients? In “The ABC’s of Carcinoid/NETs,” three of the world’s leading carcinoid and NET cancer specialists – Dr. Richard R.P. Warner, Dr. Edward M. Wolin, and Dr. Eugene A. Woltering – talk about the advice they offer their patients, the advances they have seen during their careers, and what they anticipate will be available for NET patients in the future. (Click on the words YouTube in the bottom right of the video to see it in a larger size). READ MORE about the video series.
New Carcinoid/NET Support Group in Los Angeles, California
October 15, 2012
There's a new support group in Los Angeles and the first meeting was held on Thursday, October 25th! Edward M Wolin, MD talked about "Exciting News from the New Orleans NET Conference." Pictured below is Dr. Wolin. Read More
Vote for a Cause, The Lois Merrill Foundation
October 1, 2012
Vote for a Cause! Here’s a chance to help a terrific organization in the carcinoid/NET community, The Lois Merrill Foundation (LMF), win a $500 donation and a 2 week feature on iDea4aCause.com, with the opportunity to receive up to 20% of great daily deals for restaurants, spans, fun activities and more in San Diego. Voting continues through October 14, read more.
New Edition of ISI Neuroendocrine Tumors Handbook Now Available
October 1, 2012
Inter Science Institute in California specializes in research and development in the area of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). The current 5th edition handbook, Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Comprehensive Guide to Diagnosis and Management, is now available for download on ISI's website or by contacting ISI at email@example.com. This is an excellent book to share with your physician!