ncan support groups – ohio chapter

Meet Ken

I am an Akron native and was diagnosed with NETs and renal cancer in 2016. I am currently being treated by Dr. Eric Liu. I am a very studious person and research heavily on all aspects of NETs and other cancers and am always willing to share what I learn with our group. I am also the administrator of the Buckeye Nets Support Facebook page  for Ohio Nets patients, caregivers, friends and family. I have degrees from University of Akron, OH and University of Redlands, CA.
My wife, Cindy, and I work hard for our local group; whatever is needed – for us it’s a labor of love. Helping other members of the zebra herd and networking are things we strive for and truly enjoy. Our motto is: “We’re all in this together!”

Mr. Ken Ertel

(330) 814-6911, or Cindy Ertel (330) 338-2003


We meet at various places in North Central Ohio.
Most often we meet at Aultman Hospital in Canton, where they are just starting up a fledgling NETs Center of Excellence led by Dr. Shruti Trehan, with the help of Dr. Eric Liu.

Aultman Hospital in Canton
2600 6th St SW, Canton, OH 44710
(check email for occasional venue changes)


This NCAN chapter support group meets on a quarterly basis.

Meeting announcements are always on listed our Facebook page events.


NCAN Chapter Support Group meetings are built on the concept of patients helping patients.


Our meetings are all about getting to know people who understand exactly what you’re going through, and about getting you the most up-to-date information on NET testing, treatment options, and lifestyle tips.

We are an active group and our meetings are well attended. We always try to have an important topic or speaker for each meeting. Join Us… We look forward to having you as part of our group!

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