The World NET Community formed in Berlin in March 2010. We are a group of NET cancer patient organisations from countries as far-flung as Canada, Australia, Sweden and Singapore. The NET Patient Foundation has an active role within this community.
Our common aim is to raise awareness of NET cancers, and we focus our efforts around World NET Cancer Awareness Day, which is held on 10th November. Last year saw the first World NET Cancer Awareness Day, with events and press coverage in the UK and around the world.
Why a World NET Cancer Awareness Day?
- Because we constantly need to raise awareness of NET cancers among decision makers, health professionals and the general public. Information is key to improving quality of life and prognosis for NET cancer patients; raising awareness is therefore one of our primary goals
- Because acting simultaneously in many places and in many countries can ensure the voice of NET cancer patients is heard by more people
- Because early detection of NET cancers is a public health priority
- Because a day focused on NET cancers can bring hope and information to people living with NET cancers, their caregivers and families
- Because we want equity in access to care and treatment for NET cancer patients around the world
- Because we need an action that can bring all stakeholders of the NET cancer community together with the same goal
- Because we need more funds for research and care, and more research and efforts directed towards NET cancers
- Because we need to keep fighting for NET cancer patients
- Because we need to coordinate policy actions at national and international levels
To learn more about World NET Cancer Awareness Day please visit the INCA website.