The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation began as the Carcinoid Tumor and Serotonin Research Foundation in 1968 when NIH fund for rare cancers was terminated. The name was changed to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation in 1995. It is a nonprofit organization chartered by the State of New York for the purpose of encouraging and supporting research and education on carcinoid and related neuroendocrine cancers
The staff of the Foundation cannot render authoritative medical consultations. If such an opinion were sought it would require review of all the specific technical details in a patients medical records including review of CT-scans, x-ray films, biopsy slides, blood tests etc.
A person's health is too important to have decisions based on casual suggestions and general impressions. A physician experienced and expert in carcinoid disease should be consulted for case specific questions. Email queries with case specific questions will not be responded to.
This website is constantly being updated as new information and research results become available. Special events that will benefit the carcinoid patient are posted on a regular basis. Information about existing support groups is available and links to other sites regarding pertinent information ranging from clinical trials, travel information to references to peer review article for the physician.