HOW WE HELP

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Donated to NET cancer research
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Annual visitors to online resources
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Annual patient email & phone inquiries
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Patient & caregiver education sessions
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NET Reference Guides distributed across Canada
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Patients & caregivers attend in person Support Groups annually
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Online private patient & caregiver support group members
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Assist patients in advocating for access to treatments & diagnostics

NET Cancer is the FASTEST growing class of CANCER worldwide

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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.

NET ONE PAGE FACTS

CNETS NEWS

CNETS Board Member Awareness

November 4th, 2021|Comments Off on CNETS Board Member Awareness

CNETS Board Member Awareness Patient Education and Fundraising A core function of CNETS is to offer the Canadian neuroendocrine cancer community useful, impactful and informative educational resources [...]

Les Cancers Endocriniens, published in Le Médecin du Québec

October 25th, 2021|Comments Off on Les Cancers Endocriniens, published in Le Médecin du Québec

Les Cancers Endocriniens, published in Le Médecin du Québec, October 2021 Dre. Cynthia Landry is a primary care physician in Châteauguay, Quebec, working as an emergency physician at the Anna-Laberge hospital. Dre. [...]

From Gallstones to Cancer: A Mother’s Journey with NETs

September 11th, 2021|Comments Off on From Gallstones to Cancer: A Mother’s Journey with NETs

Our amazing Hamilton/Halton/Niagara NET Support Group Leader, Vannesa Mann, shares her inspirational story! Zoomer | September 10th, 2021 For people with neuroendocrine tumours, early diagnosis and timely access to approved treatments can [...]

Pewter Zebra Keyfobs/Pendants

August 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on Pewter Zebra Keyfobs/Pendants

Volunteers create one-of-a-kind handmade Pewter Zebra Keyfobs/Pendants to help raise awareness & funds for CNETS Al Gillis is a neuroendocrine cancer patient and member of the Toronto Patient and Caregiver support group. One of [...]

Temozolomide Access in Ontario

July 6th, 2021|Comments Off on Temozolomide Access in Ontario

CNETS is pleased to share the news that the oral chemotherapy drug, temozolomide, often used in combination with capecitabine, known as the CAPTEM regimen, is now more accessible to Ontario-based neuroendocrine tumour (NET) patients.  [...]

CNETS PRIORITIES

SUPPORT

  • In-person peer-led support groups meetings
  • Dedicated patient email and phone support
  • Online private support groups for patients & caregivers

EDUCATION

  • Patient and caregiver education sessions across Canada
  • Robust online patient educational resources
  • Printed educational resources including the NET Reference Guide
  • Annual NET Medical and Scientific Meeting

AWARENESS

  • Raise awareness of NET cancer to the general public & the medical community
  • Participate in World NET Cancer Day Activities

ADVOCACY

  • Assist patients in advocating for access to treatments and diagnostics

RESEARCH

  • Fund Canadian NET cancer research projects