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The mission of the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation is to discover a cure for carcinoid.
This mission is urgent because carcinoid is a deadly cancer with few treatments available. Most existing treatments alleviate metastatic carcinoid symptoms, such as flushing and diarrhea, but are not proven to regress or eliminate carcinoid tumors.Therefore, the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation directs 100% of all donations to leading scientists who perform cutting-edge, genetically-based research that will lead to a cure for carcinoid.
The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation funds carcinoid research that will unlock the genetic causes of carcinoid and lead to new, targeted therapies. We crafted a 3-step Research Road Map with our Board of Scientific Advisors to guide all funding decisions:
- Step 1: Genomic and proteomic research to unlock the genetic mutations that cause carcinoid
- Step 2: Molecular pathway research to determine how carcinoid tumors multiply and metastasize in the body
- Step 3: Clinical research to identify and develop new, genetically-targeted drugs
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