GIVING TUESDAY NOW: MAY 5, 2020

May 4, 2020

Unfortunately, rare cancer does not halt in the face of COVID-19. Many of our patients continue to need treatment, surgeries and scans in the wake of this pandemic. Many of our patients are immunocompromised. Fighting a rare disease with no cure is a constant uphill battle. We hope to keep up our momentum towards finding a cure by funding promising...

JOIN SSO FOR VIRTUAL TUMOR BOARD DISCUSSION: TREATING PSM DURING COVID-19

May 3, 2020

Join the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) on Monday, May 4, at 5 PM CDT or 6 PM EST for a virtual tumor board to discuss the current state of surgery for peritoneal surface disease. Click here to register and join: http://SSO.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT03OTE0NTY0JnA9MSZ1PTc4OTM4MjI2NSZsaT02NTMxOTUzMA/index.html  Panelists from across the country will provide an update on the current state of COVID-19 and cover current practices in the...

ACPMP PARTNERS WITH WAKE FOREST ORGANOID RESEARCH CENTER

April 23, 2020

The ACPMP Research Foundation is excited to share that we are now a research partner of the Wake Forest Organoid Research Center (WFORCE). WFORCE is a joint effort between the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center and brings together researchers and clinicians, working side by side, to leverage the use of tissue organoid technology for the benefit of...

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK 2020

April 21, 2020

April 19th-25th National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talents, voice and support to the ACPMP Research Foundation. Our volunteers are all incredible individuals that make a difference in many capacities and are critical to the success of our organization, we could not thank you all enough! We hope to shine a light...

UPDATED RESOURCES FOR AC/PMP PATIENTS REGARDING COVID-19

March 30, 2020

The ACPMP Research Foundation shared an overview of recommendations and resources for appendix cancer and PMP patients regarding COVID-19 on March 13, 2020. ACPMP is here to help you navigate through this difficult time and we will continue to bring you the most relevant information regarding COVID-19 and cancer. Please also continue to follow the suggestions on prevention and care expressed by...

SUSAN ORTEGA CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH ACPMP

March 20, 2020

Susan Ortega began volunteering with the ACPMP Research Foundation 10 years ago this Spring. Susan currently serves on ACPMP’s Board of Directors as Secretary and is also the IT Director with our volunteer staff. Susan was diagnosed with appendix cancer in 2009. Following a successful CRS/HIPEC surgery, six months later she wanted to get involved with ACPMP. She wanted to...

RECOMMENDATIONS AND RESOURCES FOR APPENDIX CANCER AND PMP PATIENTS REGARDING COVID-19

March 13, 2020

What is COVID-19? There are many types of coronaviruses, which can cause different types of viral infections. The type of coronavirus in the news right now is the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes the disease COVID-19). Individuals with COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory (breathing) problems. What are the symptoms of COVID-19? COVID-19 causes cold or...

ACPMP ANNOUNCES 2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS & MEMORIAL DESIGNEES

March 4, 2020

The Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (ACPMP) Research Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2019 research grant cycle. Thank you as always to our dedicated fundraisers and to the many researchers who applied to our research grant program, and to our supporters—you are our inspiration. With these two grants, ACPMP has now issued $1,300,000 in the form of...

ACPMP WELCOMES DEBORAH SHELTON TO ACPMP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

March 3, 2020

The ACPMP Research Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Deborah Shelton to the ACPMP Board of Directors. Deborah began volunteering for the Foundation in late 2018 as ACPMP’s Medical Liaison following her spouse’s diagnosis. Since joining ACPMP, Deborah has become an active and engaged advocate on behalf of appendix cancer and PMP patients. In particular, Deborah has created a new resource for...

THERESE SURGES TRANSITIONS TO ACPMP “BOARD MEMBER EMERITUS”

March 2, 2020

Therese Surges’ world was turned upside down when her husband and love of her life, Keith, was diagnosed with appendiceal adenocarcinoma and PMP in 2010. Therese took this challenge head-on and proceeded to learn everything she could about Keith’s illness to support him in the best possible way. She stood steadfastly by Keith’s side for the next several years: his caregiver, his confidante, his...