Why you should donate tumor tissue. Highlights from NANETS 2019.
Why you should donate tumor tissue. Highlights from NANETS 2019.

 For World NET Cancer Awareness Day


NETRF Introduces Patient Guide to Neuroendocrine Cancer

On World NET Cancer Awareness Day, November 10, 2019, we will introduce a new educational resource for patients, family members, and caregivers. Our 64-page guide to neuroendocrine cancer is a hands-on reference for the tests, treatments, and management of gastrointestinal, pancreatic, lung, and adrenal neuroendocrine tumors. It offers a solid overview of NETs for the newly diagnosed patient, serves as a helpful reference for longer-term survivors, and gives practical tips on nutrition, diarrhea, and patient/provider communication for those at any stage of the disease. 
"Global NET patient surveys consistently show patients and families need greater access to reliable information and NETRF addresses that need," said Elyse Gellerman, NETRF Chief Executive Officer. "This guide is another NETRF tool to educate and empower those facing neuroendocrine cancer."
Request your copy today. (MORE)

Get Involved

New Tribute Program

For those families seeking to translate NET awareness into action, NETRF offers the Everlasting Impact Tribute to honor or remember a loved one. This program allows for a larger impact on NET research with a dynamic tribute program that encourages others to help generate the funding and attention NET deserves. (MORE)

A Great Day for a Victory Lap

Maros Felsen works full-time, chases three children under eight years old, and even gets to enjoy the occasional quiet times with his wife. And that wasn't enough. So he organized a first annual 5K to benefit NETRF. Maros is proof that you can lead an active, meaningful, and successful life with advanced neuroendocrine cancer. (MORE)

Socking it to NETs

Elizabeth Zide, MD, does not want neuroendocrine cancer to define her. Instead, she works to defy it. “I do not want to be treated like a sick person,” she says. And who would when she appears to be the model of good health? See how she took her cause to the streets of Detroit for a marathon with a team of other strong women dedicated to making a difference. (MORE)

Painting the Town in Zebra Stripes

A small Maine town of 4,000 embraces zebras over lobsters. See how North Yarmouth comes together to raise awareness and money for neuroendocrine cancer after losing two first responders and a town official to NETs. (MORE)

The Long and Winding Road

Vicki Dailey sees firsthand the challenges of a NET journey. Her sister Debbie first developed symptoms in her 40s but wasn't diagnosed for another five years. In recognition of the strength, perseverance, and resilience it requires, Vicki annually organizes a grueling 82-mile bicycle trip to raise awareness and funds for NET research. (MORE)

Captured on Canvas

A Life Remembered

The late Carl Schaad captured on canvas the beauty of New England and Italy. In September, family and friends gathered to celebrate Carl’s talent and spirit at a Retrospective Art Show and Sale. Carl died from neuroendocrine cancer in 2011 leaving a legacy of paintings. (MORE)


NET Leaders Gather

Annual Meeting Highlights NET Progress

The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) came to Boston for its 2019 symposium. NET leaders from around the globe, including a scientist who was awarded a Nobel Prize days after the conference, took to the podium to share progress and priorities for NET treatment and research. (MORE)

Patients Hold a Key to Research Progress

You may be surprised to learn that excess tumor tissue is worth its weight in gold to NET researchers. NETRF and Pattern.org have been working to collect neuroendocrine tissue samples for a cell line project with the Broad Institute. This collaborative project aims to create a publicly available tumor cell line. Having a reliable NET cell line could expedite our molecular understanding of NETs and accelerate drug testing and development. Hear why you should donate tumor tissue firsthand from these NET experts. 
Learn more about tumor tissue donation. 

Education and Outreach

Be a Flu Fighter

Living with cancer may increase your risk of infections, like the flu. Right now is the best time to get your flu shot. Talk to your doctor because the type of vaccine you need may be different based on your treatment history. Learn how to stay safe from the flu this year. (MORE)


NET Cancer Day Symposium

Join LACNETS and City of Hope for the 2019 Annual NET Cancer Day Symposium on Sunday, November 10th from 10:30 am to 2 pm CST in Duarte, CA. Elyse Gellerman, NETRF Chief Executive Officer, will offer an overview of NET research, with additional speakers addressing specific research studies. On World NET Cancer Day, spend the day learning and connecting with other NET patients and caregivers. Register today. (MORE)
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The mission of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation is to fund research to discover cures and more effective treatments for carcinoid, pancreatic, and related neuroendocrine cancers.

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