NET Cancer Day 2016

Thank you for your interest in the World NET Cancer day on Thursday 10 November 2016, and the “Let’s Talk About NETs Campaign”. World NET Cancer Day is an annual, awareness-raising event coordinated by the International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance (INCA) at an international level. The PheoPara Troopers is partnering with INCA in this effort.

Neuroendocrine cancer (NETs) is the umbrella term for a group of unusual, often slow-growing cancers, which develop from cells in the diffuse endocrine systems. Pheochromocytomas (pheos) and paragangliomas (paras) are types of NETs that most commonly develop in or near the adrenal glands and throughout the sympathetic nervous system, but can be found anywhere in the body. NET cancers are on the rise and can affect both men and women of any age.

The aim of World NET Cancer Day is to:

• Raise awareness of NET cancers among decision makers, health professionals and the general public. Accurate information is key to improving quality of life and prognosis for NET cancer patients and can decrease misdiagnosis
• Focus on NET cancers for a day to bring hope and information to people living with NET cancers, their caregivers and families
• Ensure equity in access to care and treatment for NET cancer patients around the world
• Encourage more funds for research, treatments, patient support and resources for NET cancers.

To make this day successful, we are seeking support from all over the world. We are asking people, cafeterias, cafes and others, to use our World Net Cancer Day (Let’s Talk About NETs) branded coffee cups for the day. We will provide (at no charge) you with our branded coffee cups, lids and promotional material. Additionally, pheo/para patients, family members or other volunteers might seek your permission to make use of your venue to host an informal chat about NET cancers on that day.

We thank you for your interest in raising much needed awareness for NET Cancer on World NET Cancer Day, and helping us seek a cure for NET Cancer.

For inquiries and information regarding World NET Cancer and the “Let’s Talk About NETs Campaign contact us by emailing paratrooperkim@gmail.com.