The Sixth Annual Bay Area NET Patient Education Conference was hosted by the Stanford Cancer Center and the NET Research Foundation, in cooperation with UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the NorCal CarciNET Community on Saturday, February 4th. The conference featured expert perspectives on neuroendocrine cancer research and treatment. More than 270 attendees joined the conference in person, while an additional 500 viewers, from 19 different countries, joined on the livestream.
Conference presentations included the latest information on symptom management, nuclear medicine imaging and treatment, clinical trials, inherited NET syndromes, lung and thymic NETs, and tumor board cases. Other speakers discussed helpful diagnostic and treatment resources for patients.
A highlight of the day was a lunchtime Survivorship Fair that offered a wide range of care and support resources that are intended to maximize quality of life during and after cancer treatment. Participants were able to talk with multiple patient and family support services to address concerns about nutrition, exercise, integrative medicine, sexual health, palliative care, and many other NET issues.
Videos of the conference presentations will be available for online viewing by March 8th. Please follow NETRF on social media and netrf.org for updates on their availability.