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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

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 [...]

Somatuline (lanreotide) Access in Manitoba & Alberta

October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

As we advised previously, in July of this year the Manitoba government issued a bulletin…/bulletins/bulletin93.pdf that indicated a change in the listing for Somatuline (from 1 to 3 and no access for NET patients in Manitoba). [...]

Caprelsa (vandetanib) for Medullary Thyroid Neuroendocrine Cancer

October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Caprelsa is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic or progressive medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in adult patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic disease.   An application for this drug was put forward to pCODR earlier [...]

Afinitor (everolimus) for Neuroendocrine tumours of Gastrointestinal or Lung origin

October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Afinitor is currently paid for by provincial drug plans for patients with well-or moderately differentiated neuroendocrine tumours of pancreatic origin (pNET), in patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic disease. In 2016 an application was [...]

Dr. Suzanne Richter

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Suzanne Richter, Medical Oncologist on the NET team at London Health Sciences Centre.  This is a tremendous loss for the [...]

CCO to provide Ga68 Scan to Ontario patients

March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

CCO to provide Ga-Octreotate to Ontario patients free of charge in Sherbrooke A message from Helena Senta: “At this time, CCO is proceeding with PET scan approval for the PET scans out of province. [...]

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