Sarbajit Mukherjee, MD, MS
Roswell Park

Comprehensive Cancer Center

NANETS congratulates Sarbajit Mukherjee, MD, MS of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, as the NANETS 2019 Clinical Investigator Scholarship (NCIS) Award recipient. The NCIS award focuses on supporting a clinical project as well as the investigator's potential to make future clinical contributions to the neuroendocrine tumor field. This award is in honor of Edda Gomez-Panzani, MD for her dedication and work on behalf of patients living with neuroendocrine tumors.

Dr. Mukherjee received the grant for his proposal on Circulating Tumor DNA (Ct DNA) as a Biomarker in High-Grade Neuroendocrine Tumor.

The goal of this research will use patients’ blood samples to identify those genetic alterations in the circulating tumor DNA (Ct DNA) which may allow for the development of personalized treatments for this rare disease. The proposed study will collect serial blood samples from patients and monitor their Ct DNA over time. Analysis of that data will provide insight into the biology of disease evolution which may help Dr. Mukherjee build an optimal sequence of targeted therapeutic interventions. It will also inform whether Ct DNA can predict response to therapy in high-grade GEP-NETs.

IPSEN is proud to sponsor the continuation of Dr. Gomez-Panzani's work on behalf of NET patients through this Clinical Investigator Scholarship. IPSEN Biopharmaceuticals supports this research scholarship in the form of a $100,000 grant directed to NANETS to administer over the course of the two year grant period. The NANETS Research Committee establishes the award criteria, reviews process, and independently selects the recipient.