Katherine Elizabeth Mueller

Honoring the loving memory of

Katherine Elizabeth Mueller

1990 – 2021

Severna Park, Maryland

The Katherine Mueller Fund for NET Research 

Investing in research to find a cure for neuroendocrine cancer

“This is EXACTLY what Katherine wanted us to do.” ~ Mueller/Sells Family

Katherine Mueller lived valiantly and courageously with NETs for more than three years. Never one to sit idly by, Katherine, while enduring surgeries and countless treatments for her cancer, mobilized her friends and family to raise money for NET research.

After raising more than $128,000, The Katherine Mueller Fund for NET Research funded a NETRF research grant awarded to Dr. Peter Clark at UCLA to study pNETs, the same neuroendocrine cancer that Katherine battled. 

It was Katherine’s explicit wish to continue to fund NET research to build brighter futures for patients living with nets – and that is exactly what her family intends to do to honor her journey and her legacy. 

The Katherine Mueller Fund for NET Research will fund NETRF grants to scientists with promising research initiatives to advance understanding of neuroendocrine cancer, which remains poorly understood and underfunded, despite its growing incidence. Katherine’s family has set a $200,000 fundraising goal to remember Katherine and to support scientific research to improve treatments for neuroendocrine cancer patients.  

Katherine’s NETRF journey was detailed in previous stories below:



NETRF Researcher Peter Clark’s Hello to Katherine


To donate in memory of Katherine

All donations to Katherine’s Tribute Fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Or make checks payable to NETRF (please note the Katherine Mueller Research Fund in memo) and mail to:  

NET Research Foundation
31 St. James Avenue, Suite 365
Boston, MA 02116

For questions about making a gift to Katherine’s Fund, please contact Development Coordinator, Laken Baird at laken.baird@netrf.org or call us at 617-946-1780.