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15 Years Closer to a Cure

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Million invested in research
Projects funded on
four continents
Donations received since 2005

Celebrating Progress

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) has come a long way since we were founded as Caring for Carcinoid by Nancy Lindholm in 2005. ​Our founders can be proud of how NETRF has grown into the largest private funder of NET research, with more than $36 million invested around the world. As we launch our year-end campaign, we celebrate our 15th Anniversary – Closer to a Cure. NETRF-funded researchers have made real progress in understanding neuroendocrine tumors.

Our work is not done. There is a real sense of urgency to support more NET research. Whether you have supported us in the past or are new to our community, join us now in the search for treatments and cures.  Please make a gift to NETRF during our year-end campaign. Thank You!

Community Reflections

NETRF Accomplishments


Caring for Carcinoid Foundation is founded by Nancy Lindholm

NETRF-funded research discovers genes never before implicated in neuroendocrine cancer

1st NETRF research symposium

NETRF grantee discovers key predictor gene of NET response to chemotherapy

New mutations in DAXX/ATRX genes found in 40% of pNETs by NETRF funded research

Caring for Carcinoid changes name to Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation

Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation donates $15 million to NETRF

NET organoid tumor models created at Hubrecht Institute

NETRF funds first project to study lungNETs

NETRF-funded researchers discover new subtypes of non-functional pNETs that may help predict recurrence

NETRF launches NETWise patient podcast and Patient Guide

NET cell line created at the Broad Institute. Cell Line Prize awarded to German scientist.

Spark Hope Campaign celebrates $10 million raised for research