Post-ENETS Newsletter: Webcasts are now online, congratulations to our prize winners, new ENETS CoEs and conference highlights
Webcasts from the 16th Annual ENETS Conference are now available online and can be accessed via “My ENETS”. ENETS members and 2019 course participants can log in by clicking the button below.
The 9th Annual ENETS Postgraduate Course, which highlighted the advances in GEP and NEN management and how this applies to your clinical practice, attracted a record-breaking number of participants (more than 830!) and received very positive feedback scores. Individual talks from the course are now available online as webcasts for both postgraduate course participants and ENETS members. Click on the button below and log in via My ENETS.
ENETS received more than 320 abstract and poster submissions – we would like to congratulate the following prize winners for their excellent work and scientific contribution:
Best Posters 2019
- First place: Talya Dayton, NED
- Second place: Sergio Pedraza-Arévalo, SPA
- Third place: Alison Berner, GBR
- First place: Teodora Kolarova, USA (INCA)
- Second place: Joakim Crona, SWE
- Third place: Paula Jimenez-Fonseca, SPA
Best Oral Abstracts 2019
- First place: Teresa Sposito, GBR
- Second place: Lynnette Fernandez-Cuesta, FRA
- First place: Anela Blazevic, NED
- First place: Jaume Capdevila, SPA
- Second place: Grace Kong, AUS
In 2018 and 2019, the ENETS Centers of Excellence (CoE) programme has reached many milestones: the programme has celebrated its ten-year anniversary, five new centers have been accredited in 2018 up until January 2019 and finally, the programme has for the first time extended beyond its European borders and welcomed three new centers on other continents!
The ENETS CoE Workshop Training Course was particularly popular this year as more than 30 European and non-European center representatives attended the workshop.
ENETS is proud to have awarded the Centers of Excellence Certification to:
- Endocrinology & Metabolism Department, Division of Medicine, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
- Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
- University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa, USA
- West of Scotland NET Centre, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland
- San Raffaele Hospital Neuroendocrine Tumor Group, Milan, Italy
All presenters gave a comprehensive overview of recent and ongoing research in the fields of clinical, translational and basic science.
Bob Jensen’s talk focused on the development of organoids as substrates for more physiological pre-clinical models for human cancer research. He also underlined tumor growth rate as an early sign of response clinically. Enrique Grande highlighted that the levatinib trial for panNET and GI-NET, with an ORR of nearly 30%, shows promising results. Several other trials are ongoing and the results of these will be presented over the next few years. Grande also stressed the importance of including patients in clinical trials. Emily Bergsland discussed several new models for preclinical NEN research including development of NEN PDX models. Furthermore, studies of tumor profiling with mutation analyses, analyses of miRNA and methylation was shown as well as strategies for disease monitoring and novel therapeutic strategies with precision medicine for NEN patients.
The take-home message from this session is that there are numerous interesting, ongoing studies being conducted in the field of NENs. We should join forces to include patients in clinical trials and make tumor tissue available for translational sciences.
This scientific report was provided by Eva Tiensuu Janson.
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