neuroendocrine cancer

M. Sue O'Dorisio

University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first U.S. cancer center to be designated a Neuroendocrine Tumor Center of Excellence by the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS). In making the award to the Iowa team in early March, ENETS listed its criteria for the distinction, including The Holden team’s advanced interdisciplinary approach for diagnosing neuroendocrine tumor (NET) patients The quality and breadth of the team’s medical treatments for NETS

NET Cancer Day in Minnesota 2018

Northwoods NETS is pleased to announce that Senator Mark Dayton has proclaimed Friday, November 10th, NET Cancer Awareness Day in the state of Minnesota. We thank Governor Dayton for his continued recognition of this unusual cancer. It is estimated that approximately 300 Minnesotans are diagnosed with each year with this poorly understood disease. NETS, also known as neuroendocrine tumors, are considered rare tumors that have either benign or malignant behaviors.

PRRT is finally approved in the U.S.

After years of randomized trials and nearly two decades of European data detailing peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), a Novartis company, is pleased to announced that the FDA has approved the use of this therapy for patients with neuroendocrine tumors. The approval comes at a time when incidence of neuroendocrine cancers of the pancreas, lungs, and intestines are on the rise. About 7 in 100,000 people are

Treatment combinations for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

A new paper has recently been released in Digestion: International Journal of Gastroenterology that reviewed previously reported European trials. These trials specifically aimed at the treatment of advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors outlined several combinations of chemotherapy drugs used to help with progression free survival (PFS). Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETS) are still relatively rare in the umbrella of all gastroenteropancreatic tumors (GEP-NETS or just NETS) and certainly amongst pancreatic lesions in general.

Northwoods NETS is a growing 501(c)3 organization located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. We serve our immediate state of Minnesota along with surrounding states that currently have no active support groups such as Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and North and South Dakota. We have a number of initiatives that we are putting in place in 2017 and we could use your help! Special Event Volunteer: Someone who