Neuroendocrine Tumours

The Birmingham NET Centre is an accredited European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS) Centre of Excellence, and manages over 1000 patients with NETs. It is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, utilising specialist clinical knowledge from the hospital to treat complex patients on a case-by-case basis. The Centre is instrumental in driving the service for NET patients forward through enhancing patient management, working to find a cure, and improving treatments for everyone currently living with an NET or yet to be diagnosed.

Joan's story

Mother-of-three Joan Kinahan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour (NET) in 2004. NET is a rare type of cancer; in Joan’s case the original tumour affected part of the bowel called the...

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Useful information

The neuroendocrine system refers to cells that release hormones into the blood in response to a signal from the nervous system. Neuroendocrine tumours (or NETs) occur when cells in the...

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