Past Meetings

Sixth Annual Bay Area Neuroendocrine Patient Education Conference

A free educational conference for patients and caregivers.

Hosted by the Stanford Cancer Center and the NET Research Foundation,
in cooperation with UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the NorCal CarciNET Community

We are pleased to bring together our extensive community of patients, loved ones, medical professionals, and supporters for the 2017 Bay Area Neuroendocrine Tumor Patient Education Conference. 

 Please join us to learn more about the latest developments in research and clinical care for patients with neuroendocrine cancers.  

The conference will be held on Saturday, February 4th. Check in starts at 9:00 am

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center 326 Galvez Street Stanford, CA 94305-6105



On November 2, 2016. Dr. Bergsland spoke to our group on clinical trials for NETS and a framework for understanding the subsequent data that is produced.

You may download a PDF of the presentation by clicking here.

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On September 7, 2016. Drs. Bergsland and Hope spoke to our group on sequencing of treatment for NETs.

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Robertson Auditorium - 2nd Level UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center
8:30 NETS Overview 
- Pre Conference session for the newly diagnosed
8:55 Break 
9:05 Opening Remarks
Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS
President, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  Morning Session - Moderator: Bergsland 
9:25 2015: Year in Review
(including results of 3 phase III clinical trials in NETs and ongoing trials)   
10:00 Break 
10:15 Molecular Imaging and Radiotherapeutics 
  Advances in Imaging for NETS Hope
  Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT):
NETTER-1 results and 15 years of institutional experience
  PRRT: Next Steps and Ongoing Trials  Mittra
11:05 Liver Directed Therapy for NETS Sze
11:30 Biomarkers in a Nutshell Liu
11:45 Morning Q&A All
12:15 Lunch 
1:00 The Warner Advocacy Award Salamakha
Warner Advocacy
Award Committee
  Afternoon Session - Moderator: Nakakura 
1:15 Tumor Board: Integrating therapeutic options:
Is there an optimal sequence for PanNET or Carcinoid
2:00 Assembling and Coordinating With Your Health Care Team
(e.g. local providers, NET specialists and multidisciplinary teams)


2:30 Immunotherapy 101:
Successes, limitations, and prospects for the future
3:15 Break 
3:30 Funding NET Research:
What does it take to bring a drug from the bench to the bedside? 
3:50 Living With NETS:
Optimizing coping skills for patients and their caregivers
4:30 Wrap Up Bergsland

On Oct 3rd 2015, Dr. Tom Hope from UCSF spoke to 60 members of the  NorCal CarciNET Support Community on imaging. The slides he presented are available by clicking here. While the nearly two hour session was not recorded, we are pleased to share an earlier presentation that Dr. Hope gave at the 3rd Theranostics World Congress in March of this year.