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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

PMPRB Patient Group Consultation Submission

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Patient Groups send a strong message to the Federal Minister of Health: Patient voices must be heard. We ask the @CDNMinHealth to halt the review of drug prices and move to constructive consultations. Media Release on [...]

Health Canada approves Ipsen’s Somatuline® Autogel® for the treatment of carcinoid syndrome in adult patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs)

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Somatuline Autogel is the first and only somatostatin analog (SSA) approved in Canada to treat enteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours and carcinoid syndrome. Februaury 13th, 2018 - Health Canada announced the approval for Somatuline® Autogel® (lanreotide injection) [...]

Raising NET Cancer Awareness on World Cancer Day

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

CNETS Canada Montreal Support Group Leaders Donna Hillier, Daniel Opoku and volunteer Marie-Anne Risdon set up a kiosk at the Ceders Cancer Foundation - CEDARS CANSUPPORT WORLD CANCER DAY, providing NET cancer awareness materials and [...]

ODB lists Afinitor (everolimus) for NETs of Gastrointestinal or Lung origin

November 24th, 2017|0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) has listed Afinitor (everolimus) for the treatment of patients with GI/Lung NET, effective November 20, 2017 through the Exceptional Access Program (EAP) with the following [...]

World NET Cancer Day a Success in Canada

November 14th, 2017|0 Comments

On Friday, November 10th, 2017 – World NET Cancer Day, businesses and coffee shops around the world raised awareness about NETs using special coffee cups designed for the day. CNETS Canada's partner locations and volunteers [...]

Diagnostic Scan – Ga68

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

The Gallium 68 scan, used with functional PET imaging, is a nuclear medicine scan that relies on the over-expression of somatostatin receptors to visualize tumours. NETs typically express several somatostatin receptor subtypes in a unique pattern based on [...]

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