"I was delighted to take part in a clinical trial as it has the potential to really help others in the future.”
A study looking at the immune system for people with neuroendocrine tumours (IMMUNET)
Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is trying to understand more about how the immune system works in people with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs).
Doctors want to use this information to see whether a type of cancer treatment called immunotherapy can help people with this disease.
More about this trial
Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are rare cancers that start in neuroendocrine cells. They often develop slowly over some years. Neuroendocrine cells are part of our neuroendocrine system. They make hormones that control how our bodies work.
We know that some cancers are affected by how the
Doctors would like to learn more about how the immune system works in people with NETs. They hope this information will help them to develop clinical trials with immunotherapy for people with NETs.
Being part of this study won’t affect the treatment you have – you will have the standard treatment for your cancer. You won’t have any direct benefit from taking part in this study, but it might help doctors decide how to treat people with NETs in the future.
Who can enter
- have a NET
- are at least 18 years old
- are well enough to be up and about for at least half the day (performance status 0 to 2)
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
- have any other medical condition that the trial team think could affect you taking part
- gives a tissue sample
- has a blood test
- give the research team permission to store any tissue left over (doctors want to use it in future research studies)
Where possible, you give the tissue sample and have the blood test at the same time you are having other tests and treatments.
The trial team will tell you if you need to make any extra hospital visits.
- damage to a nearby organ
How to join a clinical trial
Professor Tim Meyer
University College London (UCL)
University College London Cancer Institute
Neuroendocrine Research Foundation (NETRF)