Nancy Lindholm founded the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation [now the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation] in 2005 to support leading scientists whose research will lead to cures for carcinoid, pancreatic, and related neuroendocrine cancers. When Nancy was 29 years old, she collapsed on the subway in Boston. She was taken to the emergency room at Massachusetts General Hospital and was diagnosed with extensive liver tumors that displaced the majority of her liver, as well as with innumerable bony tumors. The doctors only gave her a few months to live. Nancy knew the importance of research for an incurable cancer that receives little governmental research funding and pharmaceutical company interest. She also knew that the more researchers learned about neuroendocrine cancer, the more insight they may have into other forms of cancer as well.
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