The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) reports progress in the development of neuroendocrine tumor (NET) cell lines to help eliminate a decades-old obstacle in laboratory research. To stimulate progress in NET cell lines, NETRF established a Cell Line Prize, funded cell line research, and launched a collaboration with a nationally known research institute. Each of these initiatives has succeeded in establishing NET cell lines.
When the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) was established in 2005, one of the obstacles facing NET research was the lack of neuroendocrine tumor (NET) cell lines. Since then, NETRF has funded and initiated projects to generate NET cell lines. Now NETRF is excited to announce three milestones in the quest to establish these essential research tools.
“The lack of effective NET cell lines has been a critical concern to NETRF because it limited advancement in the field,” said John Kanki, PhD, NETRF Director of Research. “Today, we are excited to report outstanding, measurable success.”