Since 2013 there have been 4 research grants awarded through funds raised by the NET Patient Foundation and UKINETs. The objective of these grants is to offer support for NET research groups to obtain pilot data leading to larger comprehensive studies. To date, all recipients have achieved this objective.
For each grant call there has been an enthusiastic response from NET research groups throughout the UK. The quality of the applications to date has been extremely high, and following external peer review, four applications have been funded. The projects funded to date are summarized below and have furthered our knowledge of NET epidemiology, early diagnosis and biology.
The TransNETS committee was replaced by the UKINETs Research Committee in early 2016, this committee will now oversee the application process and award of the new NET Patient Foundation grants.
We would like to thank the NET Patient Foundation and its supporters for a fantastic achievement in raising research funds and hope that we can continue to work together to raise the profile of NETs and build on success of the past five years.
The application form will be made available when the next grant is announced.