NANETS 2012 Early Career Development Award

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.

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