Past Meetings

On July 18, 2018, Dr. Donald Abrams spoke to NorCal CarciNET Community on "Understanding Complementary Approaches to Cancer Care"

Brainstorming Neuroendocrine Wellness and Survivorship with Sheila Lindsay, M.S., N.P. and Angela Laffan, M.S., N.P.

Shelia Lindsay and Angela Laffan help patients manage side effects of gastrointestinal cancer and its treatment. They also help educate patients on how to optimize their health and quality of life while undergoing therapy and during recovery.

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In May, 2017,  Dr. Tom Hope from UCSF spoke to NorCal Carcinet with an update on PRRT.


Dr. Suki Padda MD., from Stanford University, spoke to  NorCal CariNET on Lung NETs on April 1, 2017. Dr. Paddi received one of NorCal CarciNET 2016 educational travel grants to the NANETS symposium in Jackson Hole.

On February 11, 2017, Dr. Lapuerta spoke to NorCal CarciNET Community about the challenges of bringing new drugs to market. Some interesting information to think about while you look at the slides. For Lexicon to bring a new drug to market for Carcinoid Syndrome (CS) they have worked nearly 20 years with the last 10 being in a clinical phase. They have at various times employed up to 750 people working on different aspects of the two different drugs they have worked on (one for CS the other for Diabetes). They will have spent nearly $2billion prior to the approval of either of the two drugs (a little less than half on the drug for CS.) 


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