Professional Societies in NETs
The Asia Pacific Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (APNETS) was founded in 2013 to enhance the understanding and care of neuroendocrine tumours in the Asia Pacific. The membership of the society includes healthcare professionals from diverse specialties such as endocrinology, gastroenterology, surgery, oncology, pathology, radiology, and nuclear medicine.
The Chinese Study Group For Neuroendocrine Tumors (CSNET), founded in 2015, is the first nation-wide interdisciplinary alliance of NET experts in China, including experts in various fields, such as medical oncology, gastroenterology, surgery, endocrinology, pathology, radiology, and nuclear medicine. Based on this open and cooperating platform, experts with a common goal set about establishing NEN databases, carrying out multi-center clinical trials and basic studies, and formulating expert consensus for point-to-point implementation.
The Commonwealth Neuroendocrine Tumour Group (CommNETS) formed in 2015 and brings together NET researchers, clinicians and consumers from Australia, New Zealand and Canada under one umbrella to encourage the development of clinical trials in neuroendocrine cancers.
Mission: To improve the outcomes of NET patients through accelerated collaboration between patients, clinicians and researchers in member nations.
The European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS), founded in 2004, is an international professional association composed of physicians and researchers, whose main area of study is related to neuroendocrine tumors. The society members, currently numbering nearly 1,200, bring a variety of expertise from such fields as oncology, pathology, radiology, nuclear medicine, endocrinology, surgery and gastroenterology to ENETS.
The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) is a society of over 400 multidisciplinary medical professionals committed to the support of the medical community in treating neuroendocrine tumor (NET) patients, as well as furthering NET science and education in North America. NANETS was founded in 2007.
The UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (UKINETS) is a collaborative force of clinicians interested in improving the diagnosis and therapy of patients with neuroendocrine tumours within a national, multidisciplinary and scientific context. It is based in Bristol England and was founded in 2000.