Post by Ron Hollander, Executive Director
After ten years of commitment to funding research to discover cures for neuroendocrine cancers, the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation has become the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation!
The name change comes after receiving lots of input from patients, families, NET specialists, and researchers that a new name would both honor the commitment and more accurately reflect the scope of our vital work. Our mission to fund research to discover cures for carcinoid, pancreatic, and related neuroendocrine cancers is as important as ever. Our new name is more reflective of our core mission, inclusive of all types of neuroendocrine cancer, and better reflects the current medical terminology for the disease.
At the same time, we will continue to support patients and families through providing information and outstanding educational programs and materials to support them on their NET “journeys” even while we intensify our efforts to improve treatments and find cures through research. So while our logo may have changed from the much-beloved sunflower, the hope that it came to symbolize will forever be part of why we are so committed. It will continue to live in our hearts and in some of the materials and events we produce.
Along with the name change and logo of the organization, we are pleased to be launching a new website. Our goal is to provide a simple, easily navigable resource to deliver the information and tools patients and researchers need in a quick and efficient way.
It is important to all of us at NETRF – our Board of Directors, our Board of Scientific Advisors, and our staff- that all patients and families affected by neuroendocrine cancer, as well as all NET clinicians and researchers, feel that they are part of our community.
Thank you for being a part of that Caring for Carcinoid, and now NET Research Foundation, community.