Corie Dean is recognized as the founder and leader of the Pacific NW Carcinoid NET Support Group from 2006 (founding) to November 2013.

CorieDeanCorie was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer in 1998 after emergency surgery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Thanksgiving Day. She started the Washington chapter of the Pacific NW Carcinoid-NET Support Group in 2006. In that same year, Corie co-chaired the Pacific NW Carcinoid / NET Symposium in Portland, Oregon. As a result of her active involvement in understanding her cancer, over the years she counseled, informed, and comforted many carcinoid patients and their caregivers.
When her cancer began to significantly progress during 2012 and 2013, Corie traveled to Bad Berka, Germany for four PRRT treatments that enhanced and extended her life. Eventually she succumbed to the cancer in November of 2013.
Those of us who had the privilege of knowing Corie will always remember her efforts at running the support group and her energy and time spent assisting other patients.

Welcome to the new home of the Pacific Northwest Carcinoid Net Support Group.  Our group meets 3 times a year on a Saturday.

We would love to hear from you. Please feel free to send an email to us by clicking here.

Our site is a work in progress. We will have more information soon. 

Thank you NorCal CarciNet Community for hosting our site.

Our next Zoom meeting is scheduled for November 13, 2021.  The meeting will start at 10 am as usual and will go to 1pm, if necessary. For people new to the group, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will add you to our email list (Listsrv). The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out during the first week in November. 

Maybe the COVID-19 pandemic will be better controlled in the near future and we can return to the SCCA for in-person meetings.

2014 day of learning and support

Featuring Dr. Veena Shankaran, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Dr. Flavio Rocha, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Click below for presentations

Presentations are available.

On October 6th, 2018, Seattle area resident Laurie Todd, "The Insurance Warrior" gave a talk to our group on winning your insurance appeal.

Approved ! Interview with Laurie Todd from NorCal CarciNET Community.


On October 6, 2018, Josh Mailman from NorCal CarciNET Community hosted Speaking Up! while in Seattle, The event focused on communication with our doctors.

Dr. Kennecke from Virginia Mason and Dr, George Fisher from Stanford University joined Gary Murfin and David Smyth from our community.

Dr. Delphine Chen, the Director for Molecular Imaging at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance speaks to PNW Carcinoid.