Dr. Iacovos Michael Receives NETRF/NANETS Award

NETRF, in partnership with the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS), is pleased to announce that Iacovos Michael, PhD, Scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada, has been awarded a NANETS Basic/Translational Science Investigator Award (BTSI). This two-year, $100,000 award is designed for early-career scientists to pursue research focused on neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).

With this award, Dr. Michael will study the development of microRNA-based liquid biopsies for small-bowel NETs. Dr. Michael and his collaborators will evaluate the role of a set of microRNAs for diagnosing and monitoring small-bowel NETs. Overall, this research should provide insight into the role of microRNAs as drivers and biomarkers for small-bowel NETs and stimulate additional work in this area.”NETRF is proud to collaborate with NANETS to support Dr. Michael’s research,” said Elyse Gellerman, CEO of NETRF. “This project has the potential to help us better understand the progression of NETs and improve diagnosis and treatment to ultimately benefit patients.”