Update: On March 24th, 2013 Todd finished the race in 3:58:26 - 17 seconds off his target goal - he more than made up for it by raising over $3,000 - 3x his target fund raising goal. Thank you Todd and all of his supporters.  Those shirts sure look good next to the Raider's silver and black.

Josh Mailman, NorCal CarciNET's President will be traveling to India and Singapore at the end of February to speak at the 2nd World Congress of Ga68 and PRRNT in India and the 22nd Annual Singapore Radiological Society Meeting in Singapore. Josh, who was recently elected to chair the Patient Advocacy Advisory Board for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging will be speaking on the role of patient support groups for those with NETs and patient education for those looking seeking Ga68 and PRRNT. Josh co-manages a separate site for those wishing to learn more about PRRNT.

Patient knowledge and understanding of radiation from diagnostic imaging is lacking, according to a research letter published online Dec. 31, 2012, in JAMA Internal Medicine . More than half of patients surveyed heard nothing in the media about radiation from medical imaging, and many of those aware of radiation exposure substantially underestimated dose.


We at NorCal CarciNET are working with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging to provide information for patients on the benifits and risks of nuclear diagnostic and treatment. To learn more about molecular imaging please see

Dr. Emily K. Bergsland NETs Oncologist at UCSF's Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center published an overveiw of Neuroendocrine Tumors "The Evolving Landscape of Neuroendocrine Tumors" in the  Seminars in oncology Journal 1 February 2013.  (volume 40 issue 1 Pages 4-22 DOI: 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2012.11.013)

Clinical Significance for NETs:
The ISI plasma 5-HIAA assay correlates well with the 24-hour urinary 5-HIAA assays. This test has been clinically validated for NET patients who previously relied on the 24-hour urinary 5-HIAA. The plasma 5-HIAA saves time, alleviates the need to collect urine in a collection container, and provides equivalent clinical information. The CPT code for this test is 82542.

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