Category: Patient Care

About NETRF

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.

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Let’s Talk About Lung NETs

Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are less common than other types of lung cancer but recognized with increased frequency due to advances in imaging technology and the

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PRRT for Pancreatic 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.”

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CAR T-Cell Therapy Earns Another FDA Approval

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.

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Depression and Cancer

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.

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The Power of Self-Advocacy

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.

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Is a Clinical Trial for You?

Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new drugs, devices, or medical approaches work in people.  Through clinical trials, doctors find new ways

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12 Ways to Eat and Feel Better

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.

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Optimizing your survivorship

The experience of NETs profoundly changes people’s lives. Fatigue, isolation, worry, and bothersome physical side effects can disrupt daily activities. Here are some simple steps to maintain optimal health and balance during and after cancer care.

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