HNF Executive Director Cindy Lovelace was excited to see the large attendance of physicians and other health care professionals during several NET cancer and carcinoid syndrome presentations at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium in San Francisco presented by American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium is a specialized oncology event designed to provide scientific and educational content for members of the GI cancer care and research community. The symposium offered sessions on Imaging and Therapy of Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETSPOT, LU 177, and Telotristat), Practical Applications of Emerging Treatment Options, and the Treatment Algorithm for Carcinoid Syndrome, among others. HNF SAC member Dr. George Fisher, and HNF SAC and Board member Dr. Thomas O'Dorisio, were part of the sessions.

Check out these videos and pictures below that re-cap presentations specifically on NET Cancer at the ASCO GI 2017. Gallium 68 Scan Become Standard for Staging Neuroendocrine Tumors, Gallium 68 versus Low Volume PRRT, Should Gallium 68 be Used Instead of Ultra Scan, and Gallium 68 Provides Much More Data to Refine Treatment Options 1]:

First picture: Dr. Jonathan Strosberg, Moffitt Cancer Center, presents information on new Lu 177 Dotatate therapy pending approval by FDA, at ASCO GI 2017.  Dr. Strosberg's NETTER III trial results on the therapy were recently published in New England Journal of Medicine. Second picture: Dr. Emily Bergsland, UCSF, is part of the panel discussion "Neuroendocrine Tumors--Practical Applications of Emerging Treatment Options" moderated by Dr. George Fisher, Stanford. This slide features the Telestar trial for a new carcinoid syndrome drug, Telotristat, currently pending FDA approval. Third picture:  L-R NET survivor and Executive Director of Los Angeles Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Giovannna Imbesi and HNF Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Eric Liu listen to insights provided by NET survivor Richard "Spike" Redding, Board member of NorCal CarciNETS group.