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WebMD Articles Raise Awareness about Carcinoid Cancer

January 30, 2011

Understanding carcinoid tumors, carcinoid syndrome, and treatments for carcinoid when surgery is not an option are the focus of three feature articles by Ellen Greenlaw on WebMD.com this month.  For these articles, Ms. Greenlaw sought the expertise…

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Carcinoid Cancer Foundation Asks You to Help Support Rare Disease Day: Write Your Reps Campaign

January 19, 2011

Carcinoid patients, physicians, family, friends and colleagues can help support Rare Disease Day 2011 by participating in NORD’s Write Your Reps CampaignNORD (National Organization for Rare Diseases) and its advocacy partners have worked with…

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Steve Jobs to Take New Medical Leave from Apple

January 17, 2011

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…

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Happy New Year from The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation

December 31, 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation would like to thank each of you for your support of our work.  This year has been especially exciting because of the first Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day on November 10th.  It is our pleasure to…

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Breaking News from Canada about Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness

November 5, 2010

For the first time in the history of Canada’s Federal Parliament, a member of the House of Commons has taken the floor to speak about the need for awareness of neuroendocrine cancer.  On Tuesday, November 2nd, the Honorable, Dr. Carolyn Bennett, PC, MP

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A Carcinoid Soldier’s Survivor Story

October 1, 2010

When Staff Sergeant Daniel Barber of D Company 1-106th AVN in the Missouri National Guard was first diagnosed with carcinoid cancer in 2009 he experienced feelings of shock, despair, anger, fear and frustration.  But he was also relieved because he knew…

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Lung Carcinoid Survivor Runs Marathon in California

June 8, 2010

When Kenneth Todd asked his surgeon how the removal of his left lung would affect his daily activities, the surgeon told him he could do everything except run a marathon.  Mr. Todd, who had never previously been a runner, decided he had a new goal.  In 2006,…

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Carcinoid Cancer Advocacy

June 4, 2010

For Heather Yohnka-Boettcher serving as an advocate for carcinoid cancer is her focus as a team captain in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  The 2010 Relay for Life of Van Buren West will be held on June 12 and 13 from 10:00 am to 10:00 am at Bangor…

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Proclamation Heralds Worldwide Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) Cancer Awareness Day: November 10, 2010

May 26, 2010

To raise greater awareness of neuroendocrine tumor (NET) cancers the first annual Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day is being planned for Wednesday, November 10, 2010.  In preparation for this unique day, a proclamation has been created by the World

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Study to Evaluate Families with History of Carcinoid Cancer

May 23, 2010

The Natural History of Familial Carcinoid Tumor is recruiting participants who are interested in being part of a study that will “evaluate families with a history of carcinoid cancer to determine ways to improve early detection and to find the gene that…

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