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Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine Tumors
Diagnosis and Treatment
Event Overview

This event took place on 2nd April 2006 at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. The conference was geared towards patients and their families, focusing on diagnosis and management of carcinoid and other neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).

Dr. Warner shows off amazing quality of North America's first carbon-11 5HTP Pet scans Scientists are making rapid progress in researching the causes of carcinoid and developing novel, targeted therapies. Among these are the so-called anti-angiogenesis therapies, typically chemotherapies which use drugs to stop cancerous tumors from developing new blood vessels. Other lines of research treat carcinoid and NETS as genetic disorders.

Dr. Yao at the podium The distinguished guest speaker for this lecture is Dr. James C. Yao. He is Assistant Professor of GI Medical Oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas. Dr. Yao shares his extensive experience with these new targeted therapies, in particular his collaboration in medical trials of Avastin, an anti-angiogenesis treatment, and in separate trials of experimental drugs which inhibit the gene mTOR.

Dr. Richard Warner, Medical Director of the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, provides a clearly outlined introduction and overview for Dr. Yao's presentation. Later the two are joined by a panel of physicians who respond to questions posed by the audience. The questions are read aloud by Dr. Warner, based on notes taken by audience members during the lecture. The responses clarify issues that may not have been fully elaborated by the speakers.

As is usual for such a conference, the audience is comprised of patients and caregivers, with many coming from states outside of New York. These conferences provide a chance for attendees to reconnect and share personal experiences. Selected event photos are available for viewing and your comments are welcome.

  • Tried and True - What's New
    Dr. Richard Warner
    Clinical Professor, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NYC
    Medical Director, Carcinoid Cancer Foundation
    Viewing time: 32 minutes
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  • On the Horizon: Research, Clinical Trials, New Drugs
    Dr. James C. Yao
    Assistant Professor, GI Medical Oncology
    MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas
    Viewing time: 40 minutes
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  • Questions & Response by Physicians' Panel
    Dr. Richard Warner (moderator & gastroenterologist)
    Dr. James C. Yao (oncologist)
    Dr. Jerome Zachs (cardiologist)
    Dr. Michael Shafir (oncology surgeon)
    Viewing time: 32 minutes
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Progress Report

"For carcinoid and related NETs a large amount of clinical and laboratory activity and research has been done and also is still in progress. Many advances have been made and the outlook for Noids and NET patients is continually improving."

- Richard R.P. Warner M.D., Medical Director, Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc.
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Photo Credits
New York skyline photo
Creative Commons license 2005 by Jen Rose Funk
at Flickr

Event photos © Monica Warner & Jeremy Sugar

You can download all the conference MP3 audio files for enjoyment on your iPod or mobile phone. Just copy the link below into iTunes or any similar tool using the 'subscribe to podcast' feature, let the audio files download to your PC's hard disc and then sync them with your mobile device.
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