Carcinoid/NET Specialist Dr. Eric Liu to Speak in Dallas, Texas
May 31, 2013
"Neuroendocrine Cancer: Making Sense of the Disease" is a special presentation by Dr. Eric Liu, Director of the Neuroendocrine Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, scheduled for June 8 at Baylor Hospital, hosted by the Carcinoid Cancer Texas Survivors Support Group. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Tumor Presentations at ASCO Annual Meeting
May 22, 2013
Twenty-six abstracts about carcinoid and other NETs will be presented at the 2013 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Annual Meeting, to be held May 31 to June 4 in Chicago, Illinois. Cutting-edge scientific presentations and comprehensive educational content will be shared with more than 25,000 oncology professionals from a broad range of specialties, exploring the theme of the Meeting — "Building Bridges to Conquer Cancer." Click here for the carcinoid/NETs presentations.
Neuroendocrine Tumors Featured in Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Patient Program
May 22, 2013
Josh Mailman, President of the NorCal CarciNET support group and Chair of the Patient Advocate Advisory Board for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), will give the Welcome presentation for the SNMMI Patient Education Day on June 9th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The “Patient Program” provides a unique opportunity to network with passionate advocates and leading experts in neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), lymphoma disease, and dementia. Read more
Mayo Clinic Completes First Whole Exome Sequence of Small Intestine Neuroendocrine Tumors
May 17, 2013
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota have completed the first whole exome sequence of small intestine neuroendocrine tumors and have identified six pathways as potential drug targets for these NETs. Read more about the Mayo Clinic research here. Click here for the full text article. And learn more about exome sequencing.
NANETS 2012 Early Career Development Award
March 29, 2013
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/