We are excited to announce that the Carcinoid-Neuroendocrine Tumour Society of Canada (CNETS Canada) will be renamed and rebranded as the Canadian Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (CNETS).
We removed the word “Carcinoid” from our name and replaced it with “Canadian”. It’s a small change, but it means a lot! Today, there is a shift away from describing these tumours as “carcinoid”, meaning slow-growing and “cancer-like“, to the term neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). It is now recognized that “carcinoid” inadequately describes the characteristics of many NETs.
Our organization has been the only Canadian patient-driven organization for neuroendocrine cancer patients, their families and their support team since 2007. We believe that introducing “Canadian” in our name, will help us raise awareness of neuroendocrine tumours amongst the Canadian general public, the medical community and our funders.
Fortunately, the acronym will remain the same, CNETS!