Having NET Surgery?
Consider Tissue Donation
If you are a NET patient who is having surgery, your excess tumor tissue is needed so scientists can grow cell lines for research. NETRF’s tissue donation program especially needs lungNET and PNET tissue. The more samples collected, the greater the chance for success and creation of diverse NET cell lines.
Scientists create models of tumors when cells multiply in the laboratory. These models are critical to cancer research and can be used to analyze the genetic composition of tumors and test the effects of drugs.
A small donation of tumor cells can have a big impact on NET research. A new NET cell line
from an intestinal tissue sample donated through this program, has been created at the Broad Institute.
NETRF partners with Pattern.org
to work with patients, collect the tissue, and send it to the lab. There is no cost to patients, physicians, or hospitals to donate tissue. (MORE)