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  • FDA approves Xermelo for carcinoid syndrome diarrhea

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xermelo (telotristat ethyl) tablets in combination with somatostatin analog (SSA) therapy for the treatment of adults with carcinoid syndrome diarrhea that SSA therapy alone has inadequately controlled.

    “Today’s approval will provide patients whose carcinoid syndrome diarrhea is not adequately controlled with another treatment option,” said Julie Beitz, M.D., director of the Office of Drug Evaluation III in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

    This new treatment is now available by prescription and will be in select specialty pharmacies beginning March 6, 2017.

    To read more about the approval click here for the FDA's release or here for the Lexicon press release.

    For those needing information on how to getting Xermelo please click here.


  • Lutathera Approved by FDA for Treatment of GEP NETS

    1/26/18 - Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) Receives FDA Approval of Lutetium (177Lu) Oxodotreotide (Lutathera®) for Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine
    AAA announced that the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the new drug application (NDA) for LUTATHERA® (lutetium Lu 177 dotatate*) for the treatment of somatostatin receptor positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), including foregut, midgut, and hindgut neuroendocrine tumors in adults. Click here to read the company press release or here to read the full prescribing information.

     NorCal CarciNET President, Josh Mailman discusses this with Drs. Hope, Kunz, Strossberg and Liu on Facebook. Click here to view




  • Passing of Aretha Franklin

    arethaThe NET Commuinty is saddened to hear of the passing of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, who died of a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pNET) this morning. She was a legend in the music industry and it is difficult to find the appropriate words to express our sadness of this loss.

    For more information on Adenocarcinoma Cancer vs Neuroendocrine Pancreatic Cancer please visit the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation.