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Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs) Overview

  • Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are abnormal growth of cells (neoplasms) that arise from cells of the diffuse neuroendocrine system.
  • NETs are considered complex tumours because both tumor growth and hormonal function must be addressed.
  • NETs are most common in the lung or gastrointestinal system, but they can also originate in other parts of the body such as the thyroid, thymus, pancreas, adrenals, paraganglia, ovaries and testes.
  • NETs are classified as functional (produce hormones that cause symptoms), or non-functional (may or may not produce hormones and do not cause hormonal symptoms).
  • The cause of NETs is currently unknown.
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Latest CNETS Canada News

68Ga-DOTATATE PET scan in Ontario

April 12th, 2019|0 Comments

68Ga-DOTATATE PET scan in Ontario Cancer Care Ontario has announced that as of April 1st, 2019, Ontario patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) meeting eligibility criteria are able to have their 68Ga-DOTATATE PET scan in Ontario [...]

2019 National NET Patient Conference LIVE-STREAM

March 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Join CNETS Canada 2019 National NET Patient Conference's video & audio conference by clicking the following link: https://freeman.meetngreet.ca/join/x1GxoRj3UO 2019 NATIONAL NET PATIENT CONFERENCE LIVE-STREAM Saturday April 6, 2019 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm [...]

CNETS Canada Board of Directors Announcement

March 4th, 2019|0 Comments

As we start 2019 we bid farewell to a long-time board member and welcome three new board members to CNETS Canada’s Board of Directors. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Silvia Steinhilber as she retires [...]

Jackie Herman Elected To The Board of INCA

January 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Our very own Jackie Herman, CNETS Canada President was elected to the International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance (INCA) on January 30th, 2019. INCA welcomed 2 new Directors to the INCA Board: Jackie Herman – Director [...]

Toronto’s CN Tower Lights Up Black & White!

November 11th, 2018|0 Comments

November 10, 2018 - Toronto's CN Tower lights up black & white in honour of NET Cancer Awareness Day

Health Canada approves XERMELO™ (telotristat ethyl)

October 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Health Canada approves XERMELO™ (telotristat ethyl) for the treatment of adult patients suffering from refractory carcinoid syndrome diarrhea(1) "XERMELOTM is a novel, orally administered, inhibitor of the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase and is designed to reduce [...]

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