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NZSO 2019

NZSO 2019

New Zealand Society for Oncology Conference 2019 was held in Wellington 25-26th October.  It was another fantastic opportunity to connect with other researchers/clinicians both from NZ and overseas, allowing us to catch up on research progress from other groups as...

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NET Cancer Education Day 2019

NET Cancer Education Day 2019

The Unicorn Foundation held their annual NET Cancer Education Day on Friday 13th September at the Holiday Inn, Auckland Airport. Dr Ben Lawrence and Dr Kate Parker were thrilled to be invited to speak about neuroendocrine cancer and share some recent updates from our...

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ENETS 2019

ENETS 2019

                  The 16th Annual ENETS (European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society) Conference was held last week (6-8th March 2019). As always, it was a fantastic opportunity to connect with our international collaborators,...

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Cancer Care at a Crossroads Conference

Cancer Care at a Crossroads Conference

Cancer Care at a Crossroads Conference was held 31 January – 1 February 2019 at Te Papa in Wellington, New Zealand. Dr Ben Lawrence (NETwork! Project PI) participated in a debate with Prof Richard Sullivan (UK) around "Precision medicine is the future of cancer care"....

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Kiwi experts shining light on skin cancer

Kiwi experts shining light on skin cancer

Our very own Dr Cherie Blenkiron with an AMRF news article for her work on Merkel Cell Carcinoma - see article link below for more.   https://www.medicalresearch.org.nz/kiwi-experts-shining-light-on-skin-cancer

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New Zealand NETwork! Clinical Meeting

New Zealand NETwork! Clinical Meeting

  Thanks to all those who attended and contributed to an insightful and productive day on Friday (November 30th 2018) discussing NETs and in particular PRRT (Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy).  It was a pleasure and privilege to host international experts...

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INCA Best Poster ESMO Munich 2018

INCA Best Poster ESMO Munich 2018

This week, INCA (International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance) presented the poster: ‘Unmet needs in the management of neuroendocrine tumours (NETs): A global survey of patients, patient advocates and healthcare professionals’ at ESMO Munich 2018, winning the Best...

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NZSO and Queenstown Research Week 2018

NZSO and Queenstown Research Week 2018

It was a true privilege to represent NET research this year at NZSO and at Queenstown Research Week (QMB Cancer Satellite).  It is always great to be updated from research colleagues around the country, and hear from some extremely reputable international guests. This...

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NET Nurse Workshop

NET Nurse Workshop

Upcoming workshop for all nurses and health care professionals on Sunday 23rd September 8:30am-5pm at SkyCity Auckland Convention Centre.  Please click here for agenda and email eventagentnz@gmail.com to register!

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NZSO 2018 next month

NZSO 2018 next month

One month to go until NZSO 2018 in Queenstown!  We are very excited to have Dr Kate Parker presenting our work on Merkel Cell Polyomavirus status and outcome for MCC in NZ, Tamsin Robb presenting the early stages of our tumour evolution study, as well as Sandra...

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ENETs Conference

ENETs Conference

The 15th Annual ENETS (European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society) Conference was held 7 to 9 March 2018, and attracted over 1500 participants from 66 countries.  We had the privilege of representing New Zealand and presented five posters which can be found on our...

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Publication on the way…

Publication on the way…

We're delighted to announce that our paper 'Recurrent loss of heterozygosity correlates with clinical outcome in pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer' is now available for viewing on BioRxIV ('Bioarchive), a preprint server.  The article can be viewed here. This article...

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