Welcome to the Big Apple NETS

The Big Apple NETs (BANETS for short) cancer support group was started in 2013 by New York City area residents whose lives were affected by carcinoid and pancreatic neuroendocrine cancers (generally referred to as neuroendocrine tumors or “NETs”.)   The group’s primary purpose is to provide each other – NETs patients, caregivers, families and friends – with support and practical information.  We hold monthly meetings where we share experiences, questions, concerns and advice.

  • New BANETS meeting date/time/location.  We have exciting news about our support group monthly meetings.  Mount Sinai Hospital is graciously providing meeting space to BANETS, and will make professionals with Carcinoid and NET expertise available for our meetings as their schedules permit.  Meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month, but check the Events Calendar to confirm the actual date, time, and location (with map) of any future meeting.
  • NYC NET Patient/Caregiver Education Conference.  Be sure to reserve your spot for the upcoming New York City NET Patient and Caregiver Education Conference, co-sponsored by the NET Research Foundation and The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Westin Times Square Hotel.  Click here for more information, the agenda, and to register.
  • Luncheons With The Experts.  BANETS presents a series of Luncheons With The Experts.  Patients and caregivers can ask questions of a panel of highly knowledgeable and experienced Neuroendocrine Cancer medical professionals (and each other!) in an informal setting.
  • We Are Zebras!  We support the goals of the worldwide NETs community to bring much needed attention to these uncommon cancers, and to educate and inform health care providers that when they hear hoof-beats, they may not just be hearing horses.

If you live in the greater New York City area and are a NETs patient, caregiver, family or friend, please join us at our next monthly support group meeting.  Meetings are free and no reservations required.

Please browse our  website and stop by from time to time for updates.  We are happy to answer your non-medical questions, or at least try to point you in the right direction.  Please feel free to Contact Us at any time.

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