Corie Dean is recognized as the founder and leader of the Pacific NW Carcinoid NET Support Group from 2006 (founding) to November 2013.
Corie 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 support group meetings are normally on a Saturday and we start at 10am. We try to keep the meetings to no longer than 2 hours. Meetings could be longer if we have NET Doctors presenting to the group.
The invitation & Link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out the week before the scheduled meeting. Typically we will send out a Save The Date notice when a firm meeting date has been decided.
We do not know yet when we may be able to return to the Fred Hutch Cancer Center for in-person meetings.
Videos from speakers we have had at 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
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.
We look forward to a time when we can return for in-person meetings at the Fred Hutch Cancer Center. Directions to Fred Hutch from the Freeways....
- Take exit 167, Mercer St./Seattle Center. (If you are northbound on I-5, you will exit I-5 from the far left lane. If you are southbound, you will exit I-5 from the far right lane.)
- As you exit, move to the far right lane.
- Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Fairview Ave. N.
- Veer right at the light, staying on Fairview Ave. N. (Do not turn right onto Valley St.) Travel one block to Aloha St.
- Turn right onto Aloha St., and travel two blocks to the SCCA clinic. The clinic is on your right.
- The underground parking garage entrance is just before the clinic circle driveway, between Yale Ave. N. and Eastlake Ave. E.
From the east via 520
- Take 520 west.
- Exit onto I-5 south.
- Follow the directions above from I-5.
From the east via I-90
- Take I-90 west.
- Exit onto I-5 north.
- Follow the directions above from I-5.
Patients and their visitors may park in the SCCA clinic underground parking garage. The parking fee is no more than $4 per day. Parking fees are pro-rated for shorter visits to the clinic. The parking garage is free on the weekends. Metered street parking is also available in the area, which is free after 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and all day Sunday.
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