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NETRF Seed Funding Helps Grow the Field

Two NETRF-funded researchers received Career Development Awards at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), one of the largest and most respected gatherings of physicians in the field of oncology. The awards, offered by ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation, fund three years of research on patient-focused topics. Award Winners: Daniel Halperin,…

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NET Patient Foundation: Research to Improve Clinical Experience and Understand Patients’ Concerns.

The NET Patient Foundation is committed to research into neuroendocrine cancers. This research can take different forms, but research that can have potential immediate impact in improving clinical experience, and understanding of the patients concerns is so valid. The NET Patient Foundation has supported 2 recent publications, which have both utilised the patient experience to…

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Unraveling the Causes of Small Intestinal NETs

The first step in curing a disease is understanding it. Unfortunately, there is a lot we still don’t know about small-intestinal  NETs (SI-NETs). That’s why NETRF invested in an international team to look for a cause. The principal investigators are: Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD, Director of Cancer Genomics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Professor of Pathology at Harvard…

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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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CNETS Canada Launches a Call for Applications for the 2018 NET Research Grants on February 15

CNETS Canada has lots of exciting plans for 2018 in keeping with its priorities to provide support, education and awareness for Canadians on all aspects of Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs). Fundraising events continue to be critical for CNETS Canada to be able to support research initiatives specific to neuroendocrine cancer. For 2018 CNETS Canada is participating…

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AMEND Marks its 15th Anniversary

2018 marks the 15th year of AMEND’s work to provide information resources and support services to families affected by multiple endocrine neoplasia and associated tumours and disorders. Therefore there is plenty going on this year, such a few highlights: · AMEND members will be taking part in 2 major surveys. The European Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia…

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A Patient Survey on Neuroendocrine Tumors reported at NANETS Annual Symposium

At the 10th North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) Annual Symposium in Philadelphia, Mohid Khan and colleagues presented the results of a survey conducted in the United States, Germany and France involving 741 patients with neuroendocrine tumors. The survey consisted of 12 multiple-choice questions to determine the physical, emotional, and informational challenges these patients face.…

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