Southampton Secure £200k from The Robert White Trust for NETs Research

PLANETS are excited to share the news that University Hospital Southampton have secured £200,000 funding from the Robert White Trust for a research project that aims to gain a better understanding of NET biology which may lead to a greater range of treatment options for patients with this rare disease. Robert White was a former patient…

Southampton Aiding Research into Earlier Diagnosis for Pancreatic Cancer

You may have notice that Southampton was mentioned in recent media stories regarding The National Tumour Bank that is carrying out important pancreatic cancer research? Colin Johnson, Professor of Surgical Sciences at University of Southampton, has this to say about the project: ‘The National Tissue Bank is a major development in pancreatic cancer research. Several…

£10,000 Donation Kick Starts Neuroendocrine Tumour Research

  Neuroendocrine Tumour Research Commences at Southampton We are delighted to announce that PLANETS have received a very generous donation of £10,000! The donor wishes to remain anonymous but we are obviously extremely grateful for their support which will go partly towards our IORT mission but will mainly kick-start a very exciting neuroendocrine research project….

New research into the spread of pancreatic cancer begins at University of Southampton

New research into the spread of cancerous cells, funded by PLANETS , Pancreatic Cancer UK and the Masonic Samaritan Fund, is under way at the University of Southampton. Dr Jo Tod is leading the two-year, full-time research programme to investigate how proteins on the surface of cancerous cells encourage those cells to spread, and how…

Pancreatic Cancer UK Announce Joint Research Project with PLANETS

PLANETS Charitable Fund are excited to have joined forces with Pancreatic Cancer UK to provide a grant over a two year period for a pancreatic research project: ́The role of Eps8 in αvβ6-dependent functions in pancreatic cancer invasion’ to be undertaken by Dr Jo Tod. Jo Tod graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine, London,…

PLANETS Fund Research Project at Southampton

PLANETS are delighted to be providing funding for medical student project into Ki67 staining on serial resections. In Southampton we have a large bank of biopsies from patients with NETs. We want to do some research to look at whether NETs evolve over time. If they are evolving, then understanding this will allow us to…

Aggressive Multi-Visceral Pancreatic Resections for Locally Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumours. Is It Worth It?

CONTEXT: Traditional surgical principles state that pancreatic resection should not be contemplated when malignancies arise in the pancreas and involve other organs. While this is logic for ductal adenocarcinoma and other tumours with aggressive biological behavior; for even large neuroendocrine tumours, aggressive multivisceral resection may achieve useful palliation and excellent survival. DESIGN: Case records were…

Metastatic Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinoma – Does aggressive surgical intervention improve outcome?

Context: Traditional surgical principles state that pancreatic resection should not be contemplated when malignancies arise in the pancreas and involve other organs. While this is logic for ductal adenocarcinoma and other tumours with aggressive biological behavior; for even large neuroendocrine tumours, aggressive multivisceral resection may achieve useful palliation and excellent survival. Design: Case records were…