The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) is the leading private funder of research into causes and treatments of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) to improve and extend the lives of those living with NETs.
He is a pioneer whose work has helped extend the horizon of cancer care, creating a new category of individualized immunotherapy. Carl June, MD, has conducted 25 years of scientific research to advance CAR T-cell therapy. And all that knowledge is now helping to tackle NETs.
Imagine being able to program your immune system to launch one million minuscule heat-seeking missiles, whose sole purpose is to find and kill cancer cells. This is the basic premise behind an emerging form of immunotherapy, called CAR T-cell therapy, which genetically modifies an individual’s immune system to find, bind to, and kill cancer cells.
It can be difficult to biopsy tissue from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) for genomic profiling. To help create safe and non-invasive tests for genomic mutations before, during, and after treatment in PNET patients, NETRF is funding researchers that are testing a novel alternative known as a “liquid biopsy.”
The 7th annual memorial golf tournament on behalf of Jacob Carwile took place on a hot July day at the Hidden Valley Golf & Country Club, Livingston, Tennessee. Like every year, Earl Carwile set out early to place sponsorship signs at every tee before the first round of golfers headed out onto the nine-hole course for the first of two tee times.
Study shows rising incidence and prevalence of NETs. Plus people living longer with neuroendocrine cancer. This means more people living with NETs.
Growing small intestinal organoids in a petri dish. Sequencing the “runaway” DNA of a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor from a blood sample. Evaluating whether environmental or infectious agents contribute to the development of NETs. The research programs funded by NETRF this year push the search for the causes of this disease to the horizon of emerging scientific research.
(April 25, 2017, Boston, MA)—The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) today announced its largest research commitment ever—$4 million in collaborative grants—most from its new Accelerator