Marlena Johnston and partner Gary Hull

Carcinoid Cancer Foundation Welcomes Channeling Jackie-O

August 10, 2010

When Marlena Johnston was first diagnosed with carcinoid cancer of the appendix in April 2010, she went to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s website and embarked on a journey to learn all she could about her rare disease.  She began with Newly Diagnosed:

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Fructose vs. Glucose: The Effect of Sugars on Cancer Cells

August 9, 2010

All sugars are not the same when it comes to cancer cells, according to a newly published study by Dr. Anthony Heaney, endocrinologist and neuroendocrine tumor specialist, and his colleagues at UCLA.  The study found that fructose caused pancreatic …

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12 iPhone Apps for Patients and Physicians

July 27, 2010

For carcinoid and neuroendocrine cancer iPhone users there are many resources for you as a patient or for your physician that have been created by big pharmaceutical companies around the world.  These pharma companies include Novartis, Pfizer, Merck

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Goblet Cell Carcinoid: New Article in the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology

July 9, 2010

“Goblet Cell Carcinoid Tumors of the Appendix: An Overview,” by Paromita Roy, Department of Pathology at the University of Toronto in Canada, and Runjan Chetty, Department of Pathology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, has been published in …

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Clinical Trial for Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Shows Significant Improvement in Progression-Free Survival

July 6, 2010

An important development in the treatment of cancer patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET) was presented at the ESMO Conference:  12th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, held in Barcelona, Spain from June 30 through…

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Happy 4th of July from The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation

July 4, 2010

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation wishes all carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor patients, family, friends, colleagues, and the medical community who celebrate Independence Day a happy and safe holiday.… READ MORE
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ASCO Calendar of Hope — Call for Artwork

July 4, 2010

Carcinoid and neuroendocrine cancer patients, and cancer survivors of all ages, are invited by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to share their emotions through art and inspire hope in others.  ASCO is accepting artwork submissions …

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Only 3 Days Left to Register for Carcinoid NET Patient Conference in California

July 3, 2010

There are only a few spots left and registration closes on July 5 for the 2010 San Francisco Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Patient Conference, sponsored by InterScience Institute (ISI) and the Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network (CCAN).  Join …

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Take Them a Meal: How to Help a Carcinoid Patient

June 23, 2010

If you know a carcinoid cancer patient who has just had surgery or is feeling too ill to cook, here’s a great website to visit:  http://takethemameal.com.

TakeThemAMeal.com is a free online tool designed to coordinate the delivery of meals to someone …

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Is It Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Carcinoid Cancer? Think Zebras, Not Horses

June 21, 2010

So often misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease, carcinoid cancer is a diagnosis where doctors are thinking zebras not horses.  The saying goes back to medical school when students are taught to consider the uncommon.  “Ninety-nine…

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