A team based at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (BWOSCC) that provides treatment and care for patients across the West of Scotland who have been diagnosed with neurendocrine tumours have been recognised internationally by the European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS).
The 16th annual ENETS Conference, which took place recently in Barcelona and attracted over 1530 participants from 59 countries, was focussed on highlighting the latest in understanding in tumour biology as well as offering the most current and relevant aspects of neuroendocrine tumour advances in diagnostics and therapeutics.
During the conference, the West of Scotland Neuroendocrine team was awarded an ENETS Centre of Excellence award for their work in Glasgow to become one of only 50 centres of excellence worldwide and the only one in Scotland.
Centres of Excellence improve the diagnosis and therapy of patients with neuroendocrine tumours in an international, interdisciplinary and scientific context.
They coordinate research at European hospitals and health research institutes, with an emphasis on basic and clinical research for the diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine tumours.
Irene Wotherspoon, Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neuroendocrine Tumours and Thyroid Cancer, BWOSCC said: “It is a wonderful achievement for the BWOSCCto be presented with an ENETS Centre of Excellence award at the annual conference in Barcelona.
“This is a magnificent achievement for the whole team and reward for all the hard work that has been done over the last few years in developing the service for our neuroendocrine tumour patients.”
Dr David McIntosh, Consultant GI and Neuroendocrine Oncology, added: ‘This award has been achieved through the hard work and dedication of the Neuroendocrine team in the West of Scotland.
“We are constantly striving to improve the service for our patients and this award is a recognition of the level that has been achieved to date.
“Our hope is that we can build on this achievement to continue to drive forward improvements in patient care with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes for our patients.”
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Pic: some of the team pick up this well deserved honour