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Episode 16: Top 10 Highlights of the
2022 NANETS Symposium



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In this special episode, Dr. Will Pegna shares 10 new and exciting discoveries from the 2022 North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) Multidisciplinary NET Medical Symposium. Each year, hundreds of medical professionals gather to share the latest in NET research and medical advances. LACNETS and Dr. Pegna discuss the Symposium highlights and why they matter to the NET community. 

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Dr. Guillaume (Will) Pegna, MD is a Medical Oncologist at Oregon Health & Science University or OHSU in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Pegna specializes in the care of adults with cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) and neuroendocrine systems (NETs). He is additionally interested and experienced in the management of rare tumors including pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas, and adrenocortical carcinomas.


Dr. Pegna is actively involved with clinical trials and cancer research to improve survival and quality of life for cancer patients and to better understand the biology of these diseases. He specializes in the use of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and multidisciplinary approaches to cancer care. Dr. Pegna finds it rewarding to help patients understand their disease, providing treatment options based on each individual patient, and supporting them through their treatment journeys. Dr. Pegna grew up in Upstate New York in a French-speaking family and goes by either Guillaume or Will, the English translation of his name. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, ice hockey, and traveling with his family.


10. Oral abstract presentation by Lindsay Hunter, MD, Huntsman Cancer Institute: "Circulating tumor DNA using a personalized, tumor-informed assay in metastatic well-differentiated gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumor patients"

9. Oral abstract presentation by Mehran Taherian, MD, MD Anderson: "High-grade Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms: Interobserver Diagnostic Accuracy and Relationship with Clinicopathology and Molecular Characteristics"

8. Oral presentation by Aman Chauhan, MD, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center: “How to Define PRRT Refractory and Role of PRRT Repeat?”

NET RETREAT: A Phase II RCT of Lu-177 DOTATATE Retreatment vs. Everolimus in Midgut NET


Courtesy of Aman Chauhan, MD

7. Oral presentation by Jaume Capdevila Castillon, MD, PhD, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Spain: “Novel TKIs for GEP NETs”

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Courtesy of Jaume Capdevila MD, PhD

Poster presentation by Satya Das, MD: "Efficacy and Toxicity of Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors (VEGF) Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (TKIs) in Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis"

6. Oral abstract presentation by Nancy Joseph, MD, PhD, University California, San Francisco: "TP53 Mutation Portends a Worse Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Grade 3 Well-Differentiated Neuroendocrine Tumors"

5. Oral abstract presentation by Taymeyah Al-Toubah, MPH, Moffitt Cancer Center: "Phase 2 Study of Pembrolizumab and Lenvatinib in Advanced Well-Differentiated Neuroendocrine Tumors"

4. Oral abstract presentation by Eleonora Pelle, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center: "Development of a Novel Anti-SSTR Bispecific T-Cell Engager (BiTE)-like Molecule for the Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors"

3. Oral abstract presentation by Taymeyah Al-Toubah, MPH, Moffitt Cancer Center: "Risk of Myelodysplastic Syndrome/Acute Leukemia with Sequential Capecitabine/Temozolomide and 177Lu-Dotatate"

2.  Oral abstract presentation by Brendon Herring, MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine: "Transcriptomic Influences of Racial Disparities in Black Patients with Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors"

Oral abstract presentation by Farhana Moon, Sr Clinical Research Analyst, UCSF, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Variants of Uncertain Significance (VUS) are More Common in Non-Caucasian Patients with Neuroendocrine Neoplasms (NENs)"

1.Oral presentation by Dr Ebrahim Delpassand, Excel Diagnostics: "Early Data on 212Pb-DOTAMTATE (Alpha PRRT)"


The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) provides NET medical educational programming designed exclusively for medical professionals. While our Podcast only features 10 presentations from the NANETS October 27-29, 2022 Symposium, there are many more noteworthy abstracts found (or listed) here:




While NANETS does not provide direct patient education, patients may help further NET education of medical professionals by sharing the organization's educational meetings and NET guidelines with their providers.


LACNETS Podcasts are created for educational purposes only and do not substitute for medical advice. The views shared in this Podcast are the personal opinions of the experts and do not necessarily reflect the views of LACNETS or NANETS. Please contact your medical team with questions or concerns about your individual care or treatment. 


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