Since 2013 there have been 6 research grants awarded through funds raised by Neuroendocrine Cancer UK (formerly 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 oversee the application process and award of future NET Patient Foundation grants.
Dr Chrissie Thirlwell, Chair, UKINETS Research Committee