Xavier Keutgen, MD
University of Chicago

NANETS congratulates Xavier Keutgen, MD of the University of Chicago Medical Center as the recipient of the 2020 NANETS Basic/Translational Science Investigator (BTSI) for his research, "Deciphering and Potentiating Intrinsic Radiosensitivity of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors” (PanNETs). Dr. Keutgen will be mentored by Ralph R. Weichselbaum, MD, Chair of the Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago, and Co-Director of the Ludwig Center for Metastasis Research, University of Chicago.

The BTSI award is a two-year, $100,000 grant made possible through generous support from the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF). NANETS is grateful to NETRF, whose tremendous investment and support of this annual research grant have made a difference in the NET medical community and the patients we serve. The NANETS Scientific Review & Research Committee establishes the award criteria, reviews process, and independently selects the recipient.