Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Awareness Week

April 4, 2022

This week is Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Awareness week, April 4th - April 8th. Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week was created to help shine a light on the unique challenges that AYA cancer survivors face each day. The Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (ACPMP) Research Foundation would like to share some facts and resources to educate and...

Good News for Rare Disease Day and Every Day: Promising Lead on New Treatment for Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP)

February 24, 2022

ACPMP Executive Director, Deborah Shelton, has over 25 years of experience providing regulatory advice to a diverse group of stakeholders navigating the complex landscape of scientific and clinical research directed at the development of treatments for cancer and a wide range of other conditions, with a particular focus on rare diseases. In research funded with grant support from the ACPMP Research...

“Diagnosis and Management of Acute Appendicitis in Adults” – Letter to the Editor & ACPMP Research Foundation Response

January 31, 2022

Please find below a Letter to the Editor written by Laura A. Lambert, MD, FACS, FSSO, on behalf of ACPMP’s Medical Advisory Board for the Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (ACPMP) Research Foundation. This letter was prompted by concerns raised to the organization by patients regarding the review article recently published in JAMA, titled “Diagnosis and Management of Acute Appendicitis in Adults”. Specifically, ACPMP patients...

Celebrating Karolyn Lewandowski’s Career With ACPMP

January 27, 2022

We write today to share with you that Karolyn Lewandowski, ACPMP's Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, is transitioning from her role with ACPMP after serving our community for nearly 14 years. Karolyn began volunteering for the ACPMP Research Foundation upon the organization’s formation in 2008 following her husband’s diagnosis of appendix cancer and pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) in late 2007....

Help ACPMP Start 2022 Off Strong!

December 27, 2021

Thank you to those of you who have supported the Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (ACPMP) Research Foundation throughout the year! We hope 2022 brings you good health, happiness, and the possibility of seeing you in person. At ACPMP, we believe it's always the right time to come together and support the greater good. We appreciate our amazing community doing just that:...

The Unfolding Promise Of ctDNA – Written by: Deborah Shelton, ACPMP Executive Director

November 28, 2021

ACPMP Executive Director, Deborah Shelton, has over 20 years of experience providing legal counsel to clients navigating the complex regulations governing the testing and commercialization of FDA-regulated products, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Periodically provides insight on research topics of interest to our patient community. The Unfolding Promise Of cTDNA There are many promising scientific developments...

Reproductive Health After Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Study

October 21, 2021

Dr. Andreana Holowatyj, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University, is studying the impact of cancer, including appendix cancer, on reproductive health. She has a brief, confidential online survey (called the REACT Study). Dr. Holowatyj is a frequent collaborator with the ACPMP Research Foundation, and has served as a guest presenter for us --talking about the appendix cancer burden among adults...

Appendix Cancer Survivorship Symposium 2021 Recordings

October 20, 2021

The Appendix Cancer Survivorship Symposium was held on October 15, 2021 and was hosted by The Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (ACPMP) Research Foundation, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, University of Chicago Medicine and University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute. This event was held virtually via Zoom and was free and open to all! We had over 400 registrations from 25...

ACPMP Receives 2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award

October 7, 2021

The Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (ACPMP) Research Foundation has been honored with a Top-Rated Award for 2021 from GreatNonprofits! This is our fourth year in a row that we have received this award thanks to our community of supporters who share their stories. We appreciate all of your contributions, thank you! Stories about us from people like YOU help us make...

Sarah Corrigan’s Fundraiser for the Maine Marathon

September 29, 2021

Running to Support ACPMP My name is Sarah Corrigan and my cousin Julia Rouse (age 37) is currently battling appendix cancer/PMP. I am fundraising and running on behalf of her and all who are battling this rare disease in the Maine marathon on Sunday, October 4, 2021 in Portland, Maine. We have raised over $5,400 so far for the ACPMP...