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Fall is just around the corner and we have lots of exciting news to share, including new research and details on upcoming and past events!

What's Happening at PMPRF
2014 Upcoming Events
Sponsorship of UMD Conference
Recent Event Results
News from Grant Recipients
Calling all Volunteers!
2014 Upcoming Events

Our friends Team Rodge have another exciting event coming up. The 8th Grade friends of Hannah Rodgers have organized the Team Rodge 5K Walk/Run to honor Hannah's dad, Chris, taking place on September 14, 2014 at Red Wing High School in Red Wing, MN. Chris was diagnosed with PMP in November 2007. Help to raise awareness of this rare disease and raise funds for research and education! We are so proud of these girls!


The Fifth Annual PMP Pub Crawl will take place this year on Saturday, October 4 in and around New Haven, CT. This event honors the memory of our friend, Doug Selmont. More details coming soon at


The Fourth Annual UMass PMP/Appendiceal Cancer Symposium will be taking place in mid-November, 2014 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. This event is open to practitioners as well as patients and their families. More details coming soon.


Want to coordinate a PMP/Appendix Cancer fundraising event? We can help! Contact us at

Sponsorship of UMD Conference

PMPRF is proud to have once again provided an educational grant enabling 15 medical professionals, including 8 surgical oncology fellows along with residents, medical students and post-doctoral candidates, to attend The 3rd Annual Update and Workshop on Management of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies that took place at University of Maryland School of Medicine on June 12-13, 2014.


This grant was awarded to honor the memory of our friends Doug Selmont and Derek "DC" Corner, both of whom we lost to PMP earlier this year. Doug and DC were both passionate supporters of PMPRF and are the inspiration for our two coolest events, the PMP Pub Crawl (Doug) and DC Rocks PMP (DC). The efforts of Doug and DC and their friends and families, and of all our our supporters, made this grant possible and will help educate a future generation of doctors and researchers about PMP, PSM, and Appendix Cancer.

Recent Event Results

Our two signature summer events raised over $65,000 for PMP Research and Education. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 8th Annual PMP Cancer Walk in PA on June 15, and the 5th Annual Summer Scurry in OH on August 9! We hope to see you all again in 2015! 

News from Grant Recipients 

PMP Research Foundation Professional Advisory Board member and grant cycle recipient for 2011 and 2013 Dr. Andrew Lowy and his team published exciting research funded by PMPRF in the journal Genome Medicine this past June titled "Genome-wide mutational landscape of mucinous carcinomatosis peritonei of appendiceal origin." Thank you Dr. Lowy for your dedication to PMPRF, and for working to improve the lives of all patients suffering from Appendix Cancer and PMP!

Want to help?  
We welcome volunteers who would like to get involved in helping to raise funds for valuable PMP research and education. Want to organize a fundraising event? We can help! Send us an e-mail at

We are also looking for volunteer committee members! Let us know if you are interested in serving on one of the following committees: Fundraising, Education, Communication and Marketing, Finance, and Research.  

PMP Research Foundation

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Welcome John Ziss

The PMP Research Foundation is pleased to announce the election of John Ziss to our Board of Directors. John has supported the organization as a volunteer for many years in an administrative capacity, and we are thrilled to officially welcome him as a member of our team. John will also serve as the Foundation's Treasurer. Welcome John!

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