Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and the most well-known member of the carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor community, is taking a new medical leave of absence. This announcement was reported today, January 17, 2011, by The New York Times, a year and a half after Jobs’ liver transplant. Jobs was diagnosed with an islet cell pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (NET) in 2004 for which he had surgery, followed by a liver transplant.
Jobs talked publicly about his liver transplant on March 20, 2010 “for the first time at a press conference where then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced new legislation to encourage and make easier organ donation.” Watch Steve Jobs talking about his liver transplant here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhKzyAoiTJE
If you are interested in learning more about carcinoid and other neuroendocrine cancers, such as pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, please visit the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s website at www.carcinoid.org. To read more about pancreatic NETs CLICK HERE and also use the Search feature located at the top of every page for additional references.
You can also download the PowerPoint presentation about islet tumor cells of the pancreas by Michael J. Demeure, MD, MBA. Dr. Demeure is the Director of the Endocrine Tumor Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and Senior Investigator at TGen (Translational Genomics Institute) Clinical Research Service in Arizona.
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