Second NET CoE and first lustrum for the NET&MEN Cancer Association in Belgium
July 20, 2017|
Since March 2017, Belgium now has a second Center of Excellence, reported NET&MEN kanker België vzw, the Belgian association for NET and MEN patients. After the university hospital of Leuven, now also the University Hospital of Antwerp has been rewarded with this honor.
The CoE status is accredited by ENETS to medical centers complying to their high standards of specialization for treating NET’s and research, with a special focus to the benefit of the patients.
For Belgium, a small country with slightly over 11 million inhabitants, this is great news. The geographical location of the two centers gives a good spread in the country and can save NET patients long and tiring travel.
On November 12, NET&MEN kanker België vzw, the Belgian association for NET and MEN patients, will celebrate its first lustrum.
Founded by the family De Graeve in 2012 and lead by Véronique De Graeve, the association grew to a strong and respected organization. After her mother Arlette passed away, Véronique De Graeve now has moved to France and stepped back from the presidency, which has been taken over by Eddy Deneckere.
The new CoE in Antwerp and honoring founder-president Véronique De Graeve will be the main topics on the agenda of the annual info meeting.