Category: carcinoid cancer

2015-highlights

10 Highlights of the Year 2015 for the Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Community

January 5, 2016

As we begin a new year, the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation looks back on the highlights of 2015 and to a future that we hope will bring greater awareness of carcinoid and neuroendocrine cancers, earlier diagnosis for patients, new treatment options, and …

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Lexicon’s Carcinoid Syndrome Treatment Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase III Clinical Trial

August 5, 2015

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced that the pivotal phase III clinical trial, TELESTAR, of its oral drug candidate telotristat etiprate met the primary endpoint in treating cancer patients with carcinoid syndrome that is not adequately controlled…

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10 Highlights for the Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Community

June 12, 2015
  • PET/CT using Gallium-68 DOTATOC captures hidden source of neuroendocrine cancer. “An investigational molecular imaging technique could be the key to finding the elusive primary tumor, say presenters at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society
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DENIED: Michael Farris’ Journey with Insurance for Neuroendocrine Cancer Treatment

June 8, 2015

The good news is the very positive result at the end – but the road to getting insurance coverage for Michael Farris’ participation in the PRRT (peptide receptor radionuclide therapy) clinical trial at Excel Diagnostics in Houston, Texas, was fraught…

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March 30 Is National Doctors’ Day

March 29, 2015

March 30 is NATIONAL DOCTORS’ DAY. In recognition of carcinoid/neuroendocrine tumor (NET) doctors – you are our heroes and superheroes!! Pictured are some of the NET specialists throughout the United States.

Pictured by columns, left to right, top …

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Cancer and Meditation by Cy Ball

March 19, 2015

Our guest blogger this month is Cy Ball, a retired computer software developer, enthusiastic fly fisherman, and music producer. He was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer about a year after his retirement, with a primary tumor in his intestinal area (still…

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3rd Theranostics World Congress Offers Free Patient Program on March 14

February 27, 2015

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland will be the site of the 3rd Theranostics World Congress on Ga-68 & PRRT from March 12-14, 2015. Co-sponsored by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and Johns Hopkins Medicine, the…

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Songs for Life, Supporting Cancer Research — Please Vote for Giovanna Imbesi’s “Hush”

November 21, 2014

While recovering from surgery for carcinoid cancer in 2006, Giovanna Imbesi used her amazing talents to compose “Hush,” featuring Toni Peete.  The song, says Giovanna, was created to “inspire peacefulness and quiet in the midst of frightening medical…

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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Continues Recruiting for Phase 3 Studies in Carcinoid Syndrome

August 20, 2014

Many patients face the challenge of controlling carcinoid syndrome which can persist even while being treated with somatostatin analog (SSA) therapy. For patients on SSA therapy who continue to experience conditions such as diarrhea, frequent bowel…

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Clinical Trial for GI Carcinoid Patients Recruiting Through September

July 23, 2014

Gastrointestinal carcinoid patients who have tumors that either are not suitable for standard treatment or are not responding to standard treatment have the opportunity to enroll in a Phase I/II clinical trial conducted by Tekmira Pharmaceuticals

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