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Dave, Suzi, and Lauren at 2011 Focus on Neuroendocrine Tumors Conference in Philadelphia, PA

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Exciting Developments at the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation

Nick, Lauren and Anne

I am writing today to share some exciting personal and professional changes.

After a brief leave, I will return to the Foundation as the Foundation’s first-ever Director of Research.  I am honored to be moving into this important position focusing exclusively on advancing the foundation’s research portfolio and advancing the progress we have achieved together.

As I reflect on the last five years as Executive Director, I am incredibly proud of all that the foundation has achieved.  Last year brought some of the biggest breakthroughs in neuroendocrine tumor research-to-date, and I look forward to working with you to build on these groundbreaking results.

I am incredibly excited about the addition of Ron Hollander to the team as CFCF’s new Executive Director. Ron is an experienced health care executive whose strategic skills and collaborative leadership helped propel the Massachusetts Hospital Association to national prominence during his more than decade-long tenure as its President and CEO. 

The Foundation’s success is a result of the hard work of staff as well as the unwavering commitment and dedication of our Board of Directors, Board of Scientific Advisors and most importantly, you, our supporters.  Thank you for the opportunity to work with you to advance neuroendocrine tumor understanding to bring about cures and effective treatments for patients.

All my best,

Lauren Erb

My wife was diagnosed with a Carcinoid Tumor three years ago. She has been through the surgery and chemo treatments and is now symptom free. We were told that this cancer is a 1/100,000 occurance. Recently we found out that one of our high school classmates also has a carcinoid tumor. Now its a 1/250 occurance. This lady lived a short distance away (blocks) and both lived in the shadow of a paper mill in Northern Minnesota. This paper mill is pre EPA and emitted visible clouds of pollution daily and both were down wind from the mill. Both also had family gardens and regularly ate summer and winter canned vegetables from the garden. Please pass this information to an appropriate researcher along with my email to see if this is significant.
Hi Lauren, I too would like to thank you for all your hard work and dedication to this specific type of cancer. My mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroendocrine Carcinoma in December of 2011. I just lost her on the 22nd of June. I'm devastated to have lost my best friend at only 57 years young. All of the monetary gifts given to my brother and I during this time will be donated to the CFCF. If my mother's medical records can be of any help, I'd be happy to share them with you. Thank you for all that you do, Christine
My Mother has all the symptoms of chronic diarrhea, sweating, flushing, confusion, shortness of breath. None of her doctors can figure out the problem. She had her spleen removed in 96 for cancer and 1/3 of her pancreas for precancerous cells. She is becoming more frail every day. She lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Do you know who I can take her to for help? She is 85 years old and wouldn't want her to have chemo or any radiation at her age. Is there anything else that can be done. Thanks, Mary
Lauren, Thank you for all you've done to further not only the research, but the much needed awareness of these rare cancers. I look forward to having you back. Best of luck with the addition to your family!
Thank you, Lauren, Nancy and all from CFCF who have given us hope! Our daughter was diagnosed at age 21 with NET and your website, your funded research and your timely news items have helped us through all of this.
Lauren, Can't thank you enough for you have done for CFCF. I know you will continue to make valuable contributions to CFCF. Enjoy that reduced work load!!!

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