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Leading Experts Emphasise the Crucial Role of Research in Fighting Neuroendocrine Cancer!

Sep 20, 2023

Why is research so important?

Neuroendocrine cancer is a complex disease, and every step in understanding it takes us closer to accurate diagnosis, prevention, and effective treatment.

Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing insightful videos featuring neuroendocrine cancer experts and patients, where they shed light on the importance of research.

Mr Sam Ford a consultant Surgeon Specialising in NET Surgery and The Research Committee Chair of the UK & Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society. 

Watch as Sam Ford, a leading specialist in NET surgery and Research Committee Chair of the UKINETs, shares his passion for research and its profound impact on our lives!
Why is research vital? Mr. Ford explains it brilliantly:
“Research allows us to improve outcomes, offering earlier diagnoses, enhanced treatments, and a better quality of life. Most importantly, it helps us reduce potential harm from treatments.”
Learn more about our Advancing Research campaign here ➡️

Andy Hall, Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder of Rarecan

Andy Hall, Rarecan, rightly points out, “I firmly believe the more you know about a cancer, the more you can do to diagnose it accurately, prevent it if you can, and treat it if you must.” This crucial truth drives our passion for advancing neuroendocrine cancer research.
Listen to Kate Quirk, Cancer Support Co-ordinator at Neuroendocrine Cancer UK & a patient, as she emphasises, “And if we don’t speak up, if we don’t advocate, and if we don’t persist, we run the risk of not being included in that one piece of research. Which might just deliver the breakthrough that the neuroendocrine cancer community desperately needs.”
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Every little bit counts and brings us closer to a breakthrough. Together, we can change lives and pave the way for a brighter, cancer-free future. 🦋

Prof John Ramage, Consultant Physician in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Deputy Lead Clinician at King’s Health Partners NET Centre

Here Prof John Ramage, a renowned consultant physician in gastroenterology and hepatology, expressed the critical need for thorough and peer-reviewed research. He stated, “If we don’t have proper research, rigorous research, that’s peer-reviewed, we can’t really make any reasonable decisions.” 💡 His words underscore the importance of robust scientific inquiry to guide informed decisions in effectively combating this challenging disease.

Dr Rohini Sharma, Consultant Medical Oncologist and The Oncology Lead for Neuroendocrine Cancer at Imperial College London

Dr Rohini Sharma, echoed the sentiment, emphasising, “Research is vitally important; it’s a really key way in which we can move the field forward both in terms of new drug treatments but also in terms of making people feel better.” Her dedication to enhancing patient well-being through research highlights the transformative potential of advancing medical knowledge of Neuroendocrine Cancer.
The videos are part of our Advancing Research campaign, which aims to drive progress, discover new treatments, and improve the lives of those affected by this condition. By supporting this campaign, we can unite in the fight against Neuroendocrine Cancer and pave the way for a brighter future.