A special National NET Patients Day was held in Trinity College on November 10th to coincide with the Worldwide NET Cancer Awareness Day. Dr Susan O’Reilly of the National Cancer Care Programme (NCCP) opened the patient event and gave an overview of the NCCP’s plan for NETs treatments in Ireland. Irish and International experts in the field of NETs participated in a rewarding open and robust question and answer session between doctors and patients go to the website.
Following the open forum, the NET patients held an inaugural meeting of the NET Patient Network and voted a committee to oversee the setup and running of this new patient support organisation. NET Patient Network is the culmination of much hard effort on the part of Tommie Gorman (RTE Northern Editor) to effect a capable patient support structure linking patients, clinicians and the medical establishment to ensure the optimum and effective treatment of Irish NET patients.