About the Award



To commemorate the life and work of Monica Warner — who passed away in August 2009 — Novartis Oncology, through The NET Alliance, established the Monica Warner Award. This award is presented annually by Novartis Oncology to honor the patient, supporter, or caregiver who most embodies the passion, dedication, leadership, and spirit with which Monica Warner assisted patients, caregivers, and families affected by neuroendocrine tumors (NET). Monica Warner was an everyday NET hero. She was a person who inspired the NET community through her passionate involvement.

We want your help to honor the next NET hero today, who stands out as an inspirational member of the NET community. You can nominate your hero today, just read the guidelines below.


Share the story of your everyday NET hero by answering the statements below:

  • How he/she has proven to facilitate positive change in the NET community
  • Provide examples how he/she has inspired and improved the lives of NET patients
  • Share how he/she engaged with NET support groups
  • Nominees may be patients, caregivers, or advocates, at least 18 years of age, who live in the United States.

All questions above must be answered in order to qualify for the Monica Warner Award.

The winning nominee will:

  1. Receive an engraved plaque
  2. Select an approved, patient-focused 501(c)(3) charitable organization to which Novartis will make a $10,000 donation.
  3. Be recognized on certain Novartis websites and social media

Capture the story of your NET hero here.

Remember to share your story between November 9th, 2017 and December 6th, 2017 to have your nominee considered for the 2017 Monica Warner Award, and please be sure to have the permission of your nominee before you submit his or her story.

Once you submit your NET hero story, remember to post on our Carcinoid Connection Facebook page that you have submitted a nomination #monicawarneraward.

Novartis Patient Advocacy

Novartis Oncology and Patient Advocacy provide support to patients through an array of programs and services.

The NET Alliance

The NET Alliance is a Novartis Oncology initiative working to help improve outcomes for patients with NET.