Nitya Raj, MD, Clinical Director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, will be the featured guest for CCF’s Facebook Live Luncheon with the Experts on Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 12 noon to 1 pm, Eastern Time. A medical oncologist, Dr. Raj’s clinical practice is devoted to caring for people with gastrointestinal and endocrine cancers, including neuroendocrine tumors, adrenal cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and other gastrointestinal cancers.
Dr. Raj’s research focuses on advancing treatments for neuroendocrine as well as adrenocortical cancers. She also studies ways to improve physicians’ understanding of how neuroendocrine tumors change at the genetic level over time and as a result of different treatments. The goal of this research is to better personalize care for people living with these cancers. Among the clinical trials in which Dr. Raj is an investigator are:
- A Phase II Study of Temozolomide and Olaparib to Treat Advanced Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma
- A Phase III Study of Cabozantinib versus Placebo in Patients with Inoperable or Metastatic Pancreatic Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Tumors
- A Study Comparing Lutetium Edotreotide with Standard Treatments in People with Digestive Neuroendocrine Tumors
Dr. Raj’s work has been recognized and supported by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation. Nationally, she serves on the Neuroendocrine Tumor Task Force of the National Cancer Institute.
Read more about the gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumor program at Memorial Sloan Kettering: https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/types/gastrointestinal-neuroendocrine.
CCF’s Luncheon with the Experts series features physicians and healthcare professionals, support group leaders, patients, and colleagues who are key opinion leaders in the neuroendocrine cancer community worldwide. This weekly series is presented via Facebook Live on Thursdays from 12 noon to 1 pm, Eastern Time. Join us for unique discussions on a wide variety of topics for everyone in the NET community!
To view the program come to CCF’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Carcinoid/, at noon Eastern Time. There is no need to register and there is no special link.
Viewers are welcome to pose questions during the live program.
The Facebook Live events are hosted by B. Rain Bennett, a longtime CCF filmmaker and dear friend of the NETs community.
If you are on Facebook but unable to join at the scheduled time, the presentations will remain permanently on CCF’s Facebook page in the Video section, https://www.facebook.com/pg/Carcinoid/videos/. You can view all of the 2020-2022 presentations at that link too.
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With special thanks to Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, sponsor of the Luncheon with the Experts series.
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