In case you missed it, we are officially: Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation, or ACPMP We hope you like our new name, logo and website! 

Thank you for your continued support which allows us to offer educational events and fund research in 2016. 

We hope you will support us at some of our upcoming events , in person or online.

Please visit us at www.acpmp.org
What's New
Upcoming Fundraising Events
2016 Grant Opportunities
Calling All Volunteers!
Upcoming Fundraising Events
Patient and struggling survivor Jeremy  Kitzhaber is  raising funds for PMP and Appendix Cancer research by selling  T-Shirts that he designed for PMP/Appendix Cancer Survivors,  Caregivers and anyone else who wants to support his fundraiser .

Jeremy's Step Dad is going to shave off his mustache when Jeremy raises $5,000. See The Big Shave for more info.

Visit pmptshirts.acpmp.org to buy shirts and support PMP and Appendix Cancer research and education. 

Saturday, April 23 - Tucson, AZ  

The women of Kappa Kappa Gamma are putting their hearts and efforts together to change the community of Tucson with their annual philanthropy event this April. Hoops for Hope is a 3-on-3-basketball tournament that is nationally recognized throughout Kappa Kappa Gamma.
 
This year, they hope to have over 900 contestants participate and raise more than $25,000 for ACPMPThey have upped  their  goal in attempts to raise money for two chapter members and their amazing family as their Dad/Uncle fights against PMP cancer.

Visit Hoops for Hope to become a Sponsor or Buy a Jersey.

Saturday, June 4, 2016
Bellingham Park, Mooresville, NC

Bring your friends and family to the  1st Santa's Summer 5K, Cancer Walk and Fun Run! Costume Contest, Prizes, Sponsorships and more.  Visit  Hoops4aCure  for more info and to register! 

Sunday, June 19, 2016
Ridley Creek State Park, Newtown Square, PA

Register now to Walk or Run this Father's Day, or support someone who is. Become a Walk Sponsor, T-Shirt Sponsor, or Mile Sponsor in "Honor of" or "Memory of" someone affected by PMP/Appendix Cancer. This event is an all-volunteer effort. All proceeds will benefit PMP/Appendix Cancer research and education through the ACPMP. With your help, we can make a difference!!! Visit  pmpcancerwalk.org to register.


Bob Worden was diagnosed with Appendix Cancer in July, 2014. Family and friends of Bob are hosting their first Appendix Cancer Awareness Walk on July 9th at  Onondaga Lake Park  (Liverpool, NY). 

We hope you will support their efforts to spread awareness about PMP/Appendix Cancer in the Syracuse area and create funding for education and research to find a cure for Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) and Appendix Cancer.  Click here for more information and to register.

PMP/Appendiceal Cancer Multidisciplinary Symposium
ACPMP is proud to have sponsored this Symposium, featuring Drs. Esquivel, Bowne, and many others. 

The symposium was held April 9th at  Drexel University College of Medicine  in Philadelphia, PA

2016 Grant Opportunities
ACPMP and  NORD will be accepting proposals for two $50,000, two-year grants for 2016.

The 2016 Request for Proposal will be available in May. The general timeline is as follows:

-Letter of Intent Deadline is July 31, 2016.
-Full proposal invitations will be announced in August, 2016.
-Full proposals must be received by NORD in October, 2016.
-Award announcements will be made in December, 2016.

2015 Research Grant Recipients
We are pleased to announce the following recipients of our 2015 Research Grant Program.

A $50,000, two-year grant has been awarded to Dr. Wilbur Bowne , Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, and Dr. Hao Cheng , Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA for their project " Developing a Novel Drug Delivery Platform for Targeting Hyaluronan ," a translational research project focused on developing a novel drug delivery system that will expand and improve current and future treatment options to eradicate PMP.  

This grant is awarded in memory of Ann-Marie Barnes, Tobin Korsch, Caryl McClure, Gregory Giuliani, and Eleanor Culbertson.


A $50,000, two-year grant has been awarded to Kjersti Flatmark, MD, PhD , Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital Norway for her project " Cure4PMP - Genomic Biomarkers and Actionable Targets ." Any substantial improvement of PMP treatment is likely to be derived from increased understanding of disease mechanisms and therapy response. This project will contribute to this by providing essential initial support to move samples forward to molecular analysis, generation of relevant hypotheses, and testing of hypotheses in experimental models. Results from the study aim to qualify for long-term funding for PMP research, to ultimately fulfill the overreaching goal of providing more effective treatment and better quality of life for PMP patients. This grant is awarded in memory of Debbie Fink Green, Joanna Whyte, Dorothea Hadlick, Jay Walters, Irina Karnaugh, and Thomas Murphy.

With these grants, PMPRF has now awarded $850,000 in the form of 18 research grants over the past seven years. Thanks to our supporters for making this critical research possible, and for enabling us to produce tangible, measurable results with the funds you have entrusted to PMPRF.

You can see a list of all the research grants funded by PMPRF, including links to nine articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals as a direct result of this funding, at  ACPMP's Research Grants Awards page.

Congratulations to our 2015 Grant Recipients, and many thanks to all the dedicated and talented researchers who applied. The ACPMP Research Foundation plans to issue two $50,000 research grants in 2016. The RFP will be available later this spring at our  Research Grant Program page.

Calling All Volunteers!
Would you like to get involved in helping to raise funds for valuable Appendix Cancer and PMP research and education? Do you want to organize a fundraising event? We can help! Click here to submit our Volunteer form.

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.

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