“WONDERING WHO YOU ARE” BY SONYA LEA – PMPRF BOOK REVIEW

July 13, 2015

“Wondering Who You Are” is a memoir written by Sonya Lea, whose husband Richard was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) in 2000. The book provides thoroughly researched, extensive and accurate descriptions of PMP and CRS/HIPEC to the point that it can serve as an excellent educational tool, and is also a hard-to-put-down tale of love, loss, renewal and self-discovery. The...

TENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON REGIONAL CANCER THERAPIES – RECAP

February 19, 2015

The PMP Research Foundation was proud to attend and provide a physician scholarship to the Tenth International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies, presented by the UPMC Cancer Center in collaboration with the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center and the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The symposium was very well attended and touched on many of...

IN REMEMBRANCE OF DEREK CORNER

August 25, 2014

The PMP Research Foundation mourns the loss of our friend and supporter, Derek Corner.  Derek was an avid supporter of the PMP Research Foundation, most notably through his annual fundraising event "DC Rocks PMP!" Our thoughts and sympathy are with Derek’s family and friends. Derek's determination and enthusiasm were inspiring, and he will always be remembered by his friends at the...

PMP RESEARCH FOUNDATION – REPORT FROM THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON PERITONEAL SURFACE MALIGNANCIES

May 13, 2014

PMP Research Foundation - Report from the 9th International Congress on Peritoneal Surface Malignancies The PMP Research Foundation was proud to once again sponsor and present at the 9th International Congress on Peritoneal Surface Malignancies.  This year’s Congress was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands and hosted by the incomparable Vic Verwaal of the Netherlands Cancer Institute.  PMPRF built upon our participation in...

IN REMEMBRANCE OF DOUG SELMONT

April 7, 2014

The PMP Research Foundation mourns the loss of our dear friend, Doug Selmont.  Doug was a six-year PMP survivor and an enthusiastic supporter of PMPRF from its inception. In addition to attending the PMPRF Philly PMP Cancer Walk, Doug and his wife Lindsey helmed the annual, and infamous, PMP Pub Crawl in New Haven, CT since 2010. Our thoughts and sympathy are with Doug’s...

ONE MILLION DOLLARS FOR RESEARCH, AND 2013 GRANT RECIPIENTS!

December 31, 2013

We are overjoyed to announce today that this year the PMP Research Foundation achieved our goal of raising ONE MILLION DOLLARS for PMP research in 5 years! This was the dream of our founder, Lisa Luciano, when she started the PMP Research Foundation five years ago. We cannot think of a better way to honor her memory than by achieving...

PMPRF RESPONSE TO NEW YORK TIMES HIPEC ARTICLE

August 26, 2011

Re: “Hot Chemotherapy Bath: Patients See Hope, Critics Hold Doubts,” by Andrew Pollack (New York Times, 8/12/11, A1): This article about cytoreductive surgery followed by hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (“CRS/HIPEC”) was informative and pointed out both the benefits of this treatment and some of the debate surrounding it. However, I feel that a few factual clarifications are essential to keep the...

Report from 7th International Workshop on Peritoneal Malignancy and Video of Patient Representative Amani Albedah’s Speech

January 7, 2011

From Gerald Lewandowski, PMPRF Board Member and Research Committee Co-Chair: The 7th International Workshop on Peritoneal Surface Maligancy was held in Uppsala, Sweden in September 2010.  The conference was truly international - attended by top physicians, nurses, researchers and other specialists from around the world who treat and research pseudomyxoma peritonei and other peritoneal surface malignancies. The conference was also attended by a number of non-medical people,...