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NETRF Immunotherapy Update

Immunotherapy has been called one of the most significant advances in cancer in decades. While this approach may work in some cancers, it is unclear if or how immunotherapy can be used in NETs. The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) has been leading an effort to understand the potential of immunotherapy in NETs. And now…

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NET Research Foundation Funds Study to Look for Predictive Biomarker

It is hard for doctors to know which patients will respond to which therapies. New approaches in personalized medicine use predictive “biomarkers” to help guide treatment decisions. A biomarker is a molecule found in blood, body fluid, or tissue. Research sometimes shows that people with a certain biomarker are more likely to respond to treatment…

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NETRF Works to Take PRRT to Next Level

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) has invested more than $1.5 million in advancing a precision form of radiation therapy for NETs called Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT). Improving efficacy and safety Three NETRF-funded studies are looking at how existing approaches to PRRT can be improved to: Expand the number of patients able to benefit from PRRT…

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NETRF Announces Grant Funding for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) has announced its latest Request for Applications (RFA) and invites innovative research applications in neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) that can bring the field closer to more effective therapies. “We are looking to fund research capable of having a rapid impact on improving care for NET patients,” said Elyse Gellerman, NETRF…

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NET Research Foundation Awards Six Grants Totaling $1.85 Million to Expand Understanding of NETs

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) awarded six new research grants totaling $1.85 million to leading academic institutions around the world. The goal of the funding is to improve current treatments for neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) “We are funding projects with the potential to be rapidly transitioned from bench to clinic because time is critical to…

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NET Research Foundation Supports a Project for Understanding and Treating NETs: In the Form of Laboratory Mini-Organs

Will the ability of a Dutch molecular geneticist to build miniature human organs in a Petri dish solve a decade’s old problem in NET research? How the tiniest laboratory replicas of your small intestine might help scientists run a dress rehearsal to see if your next treatment will work. Researchers use laboratory models to understand…

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NET Research Foundation USA announces two Patient & Caregiver Educational Conferences

INCA member US NET Research Foundation’s Patient & Caregiver Educational Conferences draw neuroendocrine cancer patients and caregivers from across USA. Since their first conference in 2009, more than 3,000 attendees have participated in those events, and they continue to provide a vitally needed opportunity for education and fellowship. To ensure there are no financial barriers…

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