Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine Tumor Society

An association of patients, caregivers and physicians, promoting better understanding of carcinoid and neuroendocrine cancer,
a relatively rare disease which is poorly understood and is often misdiagnosed.

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CNETS organises free seminars, group meetups and other events to help raise awareness about carcinoid and nueurondocrine disease. We are currently organising events in conjunction with World NET Cancer Day 2012.

Oncolytic Virus Therapy - A Potential Breakthrough Treatment for Neuroendocrine Tumors

A gene therapist at Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden believes he has identified a virus which targets and destroys neuroendocrine tumors (also known as NET cancer), though so far only in lab mice. And a journalist whose best friend was diagnosed with this rare cancer has established an Oncolytic Virus Fund to raise money for human trials. Lately this story has moved from cancer support forums to the mainstream media, under headlines such as: "A Virus That Kills Cancer: A Cure That's Waiting In The Cold".

We are pleased to present a talk on Oncolytic Virus Therapy by Professor Dr Kjell Oberg PhD, of Uppsala University Hospital, a European Centre of Excellence in Neuroendocrine Tumours. Dr Oberg is Professor of Endocrine Oncology at the Medical Faculty of Uppsala University. He was the former head of the Department of Endocrine Oncology, University Hospital, and he is a specialist in endocrinology and internal medicine. He founded the Dept. of Endocrine Oncology at Uppsala University Hospital and has 30 years experience in the field of neuroendocrine tumors.

Event Details
  • Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Conference Room, 38 Irrawaddy Road (nr Novena MRT), Singapore 329563
  • Friday, November 2, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (SGT)
  • Free - Attendance is free and open to the public, but online pre-registration is required (Register Now). Recommended for NET cancer patients, family caregivers, and interested physicians.
Events by Other Organisations

If you are able to travel, there are a number of international conferences you may consider attending. Conferences are an invaluable means for you to better understand your treatment options and to meet other folks facing similar choices. Generally these event are open to patients, family caregivers and physicians. Physician-only conferences will be noted as such.

Most organisers charge a very reasonable entrance fee or donation request to supplement any sponsorship support they may have. Contact the organisers to enquire about registration.

  • ICRT 2012 Conference (November)

    logo of ENETS Topic(s): Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Therapy
    Presenter(s): Prof Kairemo, Prof Watanabe, Drs. Baum, Virgolini, Turner, Choudhary and many others
    Organiser: World Association of Radiopharmaceutical and Molecular Therapy (WARMTH)
    Venue: Hotel Levi Panaroma, Levi (near Arctic Circle) Finland
    Date(s): 25-29 November 2012
    Admission: Eu$ 550, open to physicians & researchers
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