Odette Cancer Center
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
NCIS Grant

NANETS congratulates Julie Hallet, MD, MSc, FRCSC, of Odette Cancer Center, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, as the 2018 NANETS Clinical Investigator Scholarship (NCIS) 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.

The 2018 recipient, Dr. Julie Hallet, received this grant for her proposal An Evaluation of Patient Reported Outcomes, Patterns of Symptoms Severity, and Survival for Neuroendocrine Tumors. The focus of her program in health services population-based research is to examine process, patterns of care, and outcomes for neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) in order to improve care by identifying and establishing enablers to timely diagnosis and effective management.

She has conducted several projects documenting the epidemiology of NETs and exploring possible sources of care and outcome disparities. Using this previous work as background, support from the NCIS grant will allow her to further her research into process of care of NETs.

IPSEN is proud to sponsor the continuation of Edda’s work on behalf of NET patients through this Clinical Investigator Scholarship. IPSEN Biopharmaceuticals supports this research scholarship in the form of a $50,000 grant directed to NANETS to administer over the course of the one year grant period. The NANETS Research Committee establishes the award criteria, reviews process, and independently selects the recipient.