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...

ACPMP Facebook Auction: June 11-June 21, 2021

June 11, 2021

How to participate: You must be a member of Facebook. Click here to access the auction. Auction runs from Friday, June 11th through Monday, June 21st; bidding ends at 10am EDT. Comment on the item post with your bid (minimum bids are listed for each item); highest bigger when the auction closes wins the item. ACPMP will notify winner who will...

A Message From Vince Papale! (Mr. Invincible)

June 4, 2021

Vince Papale otherwise known as Mr. Invincible has some words for our community! Vince Papale, former Philadelphia Eagles walk-on legend, shares a message of support for the Appendix Cancer PMP Walk/Run, to be held virtually and in person Father's Day weekend, and the appendix cancer patient community. Sign up today for our Appendix Cancer PMP walk/run. Participate virtually in your...

The ACPMP Research Foundation Team is Growing!

May 17, 2021

The Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation (ACPMP) is pleased to announce that Deborah Shelton will now serve as Executive Director.  Deborah began working with ACPMP as our Medical Liaison in late 2018 after her spouse was diagnosed with appendix cancer. Deborah’s addition to the team has been instrumental to ACPMP’s growth as she is able to leverage her 20+...

Making a Difference for Dutch: Honoring Judy Culbertson and Jim Carroll

May 11, 2021

  It’s hard to believe this year marks the 15th annual Appendix Cancer/PMP Awareness Walk and Run. This event began on Father’s Day 2007, less than one year after the death of Frank “Dutch” Culbertson on July 22, 2006. As Father’s Day 2007 approached, Dutch’s wife Judy sought a positive way to commemorate the day with her children. She and...

Introducing Appendix Cancer Allies – Connect Locally! MINNESOTA – Thursday 5/13, 7PM CST

April 28, 2021

Want to meet up with fellow appendix cancer/PMP patients and caregivers in YOUR local area? ACPMP is pleased to present “Appendix Cancer Allies,” a new program enabling patients and caregivers to connect locally and create community. ACPMP and members of our Patient Advisory Council will coordinate local gatherings, first virtually and eventually safely in person, for patients and caregivers to...

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Awareness Week

April 8, 2021

This week is Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Awareness week, April 5th - April 11th. Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Awareness week was created to raise awareness about the unique challenges that AYA cancer survivors face each day and to show how their community can help. The Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (ACPMP) Research Foundation would like to share some...

We’re Hiring!

April 5, 2021

Job Description – Staff Assistant The Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation (ACPMP) has an opening for a part-time Staff Assistant to support day-to-day operations of this small non-profit organization.   Schedule: This is a 20 hour per week position, Monday through Friday during daytime hours Location: This position is fully remote; staff coordinates by phone, email and Zoom Compensation:...

Appendix Cancer Incidence Rising Among Young People

March 18, 2021

Yesterday, in a news story titled “Appendix Cancer Striking Young Patients” Robert and Angela Adams share their experience regarding Robert’s recent appendix cancer diagnosis. Robert is currently seeking treatment at Vanderbilt and hopes to have CRS/HIPEC soon following chemotherapy. “Doctors are seeing an increase in the number of patients with appendix cancer. Many of the patients are younger.”[1] Recently the Appendix Cancer...