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.
NETRF in collaboration with NANETS awarded the 2017 Basic Translational Science Investigator grant to Brian R. Untch, M.D., at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for his proposal, “Enhancing Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy in Well-Differentiated Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors.”
Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) treats neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) by converting a cancer cell’s unique characteristics into a welcome mat for a Trojan Horse packed with cancer-killing radiation.
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.
It is common to feel sad, discouraged, or moody after a cancer diagnosis. You may be facing new limits on what you can do and feel anxious about treatment outcomes and the future. It may be hard to adapt to a new reality and to cope with the changes that come with the diagnosis and the demands of treatment.
This young PNET patient knew something was wrong, but his doctor didn’t believe him. Since this PNET patient was also an oncologist, he asserted the need for further testing to clarify the diagnosis. In a guest blog Mark Lewis, MD, shares insights on listening to your body and getting doctors to listen to you.
What, when, and how you eat can help to improve your response to cancer treatment and help ease burdensome symptoms and side effects. According to University of California, San Francisco, Dietitian Greta Macaire, MA, RD, CSO, consuming the proper nutrients can mean fewer complications, faster recovery, and improved strength and energy.