NET Cancer Day
Who is behind World NET Cancer Day?
World NET Cancer Day is coordinated by the International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance (INCA). INCA is the global voice for patients with neuroendocrine cancer and genetic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and their careers with a mission to: raise awareness about all types of NETs; push for scientific advancements with a focus on identified unmet needs; and to provide a platform for global collaboration to address the many challenges NET patients and the medical community face, in securing a timely diagnosis and accessing optimal treatment, support and care.
INCA represents 32 member organizations from 26 countries located around the globe.
What is World NET Cancer Day?
World NET Cancer Day is an annual event held on the 10th of November, created to increase awareness of Neuroendocrine (NET) cancers and to provide a voice to the NET community for improved diagnostics, treatments, information, care and research. World NET Cancer Day is about drawing attention to this uncommon form of cancer and starting a global conversation amongst communities, medical professionals and governments – #LetsTalkAboutNets.
On November 10, INCA members from around the globe partner with local cafes and communities to promote the ‘Let’s Talk About NETs’ branded cups to increase community awareness about this often misdiagnosed form of cancer.
“Let’s Talk About NETs” invites NET patients around the world to inspire their friends, families, clinicians and local communities to become ambassadors for NET cancer in order to help make a difference.
How can I promote this event?
To improve awareness of NET Cancers download the NET Cancer Day Ribbon here! By promoting this annual event you are:
- raising awareness about all types of NETs
- pushing for scientific advancements with a focus on identified unmet needs
- promoting 32 member organizations from 26 countries located around the globe.
- inspiring and providing a voice to the NET community
Why the Zebra?
The NET Cancer community has adopted the zebra as our mascot, and international symbol. This because in the medical community the term zebra is universally used to reference a rare disease or condition. Learn more about it here.