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...

Additional Step Forward for Genomic Sequencing

September 3, 2021

In another promising development for cancer patients, Foundation Medicine announced this week that it has partnered with Epic to integrate Foundation’s genomic sequencing program with Epic’s electronic medical record (EMR) system. This collaboration represents an exciting step for AC/PMP and other cancer patients by facilitating physicians’ capability of ordering, receiving, and reviewing results of the genomic sequencing of a patient’s...

August Appendix Cancer Awareness Month Recap

September 1, 2021

  Today marks the first day of September which is bittersweet, as our first ever dedicated awareness month of August has officially come to a close. While the month of August has ended, please remember that awareness can and should be all year long! Appendix cancer is a rare cancer but it deserves recognition, funding, and research so that our...

FDA’s Accelerated Approval of Drug for Tumors With dMMR Deficiency (Advanced Solid Tumors)

August 19, 2021

We are pleased to report of a promising development for appendix cancer patients with a tumor identified as having a mismatch repair deficiency (or “dMMR”). This week, FDA granted accelerated approval for a drug to treat recurrent or advanced solid tumors having a dMMR for which patients have no satisfactory treatment options. Specifically, FDA has granted approval to GlaxoSmithKline’s drug...

Lighting Cities Amber For Appendix Cancer

August 13, 2021

ACPMP is thrilled to announce that SUNDAY, August 15th, multiple bridges in Boston, Massachusetts and Minneapolis, Minnesota will be lit up in AMBER for Appendix Cancer Awareness Month! Boston, Massachusetts Zakim Bridge - Boston, MA Longfellow Bridge - Boston, MA Fore River Bridge - Quincy/Weymouth, MA Burns Bridge - Worcester, MA Minneapolis, Minnesota I-35W - Minneapolis, MN Lowry Ave Bridge...

August is Appendix Cancer Awareness Month

July 20, 2021

The Appendix Cancer / Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation (ACPMP), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is pleased to share that August is Appendix Cancer Awareness Month. Appendix cancer is a rare cancer diagnosed in approximately 3-4 people per million per year. Although appendix cancer is genetically distinct from colon cancer, like colon cancer the incidence of appendix cancer in the US is rising....

WFORCE Publishes New Study on Organoids & Immunotherapy

July 16, 2021

The WFORCE team has released a new article in the journal Clinical Cancer Research titled “Organoid Platform in Preclinical Investigation of Personalized Immunotherapy Efficacy in Appendiceal Cancer: Feasibility Study.” The goal of this study was to “preclinically explore the application of immunotherapy in treating appendix cancer in a personalized organoid model.” The study showed that “[i]nformation derived from immunocompetent organoids...