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...

ACPMP ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW WEBSITE

February 6, 2020

ACPMP is very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. After six months of hard work, we are delighted to announce the launch of the new and improved acpmp.org! The new website is easier to navigate, more user-friendly, and features new updates to pages such as Patient Stories. Our goal with this new website is to provide our...

INSPIRE LAUNCHES NEW APP!

January 23, 2020

Inspire is a free and secure online support community in which patients connect with one another for support and information. ACPMP has been a partner with Inspire for the past 10 years and has cultivated a wonderful support community for appendix cancer and PMP patients with over 1,900 members! We are excited to share with you Inspire's new mobile app!...

ACPMP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH MYPART NETWORK AT THE U.S. NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE’S CENTER FOR CANCER RESEARCH

December 17, 2019

The ACPMP Research Foundation is excited to announce that we have become official advocacy partners of the MyPART Network at the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research! The My Pediatric and Adult Rare Tumor (MyPART) Network is a group of patients, family members, researchers, advocates, and healthcare providers who are working together to find treatments for childhood, teen,...

ACPMP RAISES OVER $35,000 ON GIVING TUESDAY 2019

December 11, 2019

ACPMP celebrated #GivingTuesday 2019 by sharing videos from our Board of Directors and staff in the week leading up to it! Their stories will tug at your heartstrings when you learn how they all have been individually impacted by Appendix Cancer/PMP. We hope these videos inspired you, gave you hope, and showed you just how personal this fight truly is...