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PMP Research Foundation NewsFebruary 2011


The PMP Research Foundation is excited to share our latest news with you. We have accomplished some great things in 2009 and 2010 and we couldn't have done it without you. We have a lot of exciting fundraising and education events planned for 2011.  We are grateful for your continued support, and hope to see you at some of our upcoming events!
What's New?
2010 Grant Recipients Announced
UMass PMP Symposium, May 2011
Fundraising Events in 2011
Report from Uppsala
2010 Grant Recipients Announced

PMPRF is proud to announce the three recipients of our 2010 $50,000 two-year grants:

"Treating PMP Using Small Molecule Inhibitors of Gel-forming Mucin Productions" Zongsheng Guo, Ph.D. Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

"MicroRNA Profiling of Clinically Different Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Phenotypes" Brendan Moran, MD, FRCS; Alex Mirnezami, PhD, FRCS, National Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Center, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Basingstoke, UK and The Cancer Research UK Center, Southampton General Hospital
Southampton, UK

"Translational Biology of Pseduomyxoma Peritonei" Aaron A. Mansfield, MD; Robert Miller, MD, MS; Julian Molina, MD, PhD; Fernando Quevado, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology and Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

PMP Research Foundation has now funded $300,000 in promising PMP Research in just two short years!

Applications for our 2011 Research Grant program are due in March, 2011.

For more information or to apply, please visit

UMass PMP Symposium, May 2011

UMass Logo University of Massachusetts Medical School/UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMS/UMMHC) and the PMP Research Foundation will host a Symposium on PMP on May 25, 2011 in Worcester, MA. More details to follow at


PMPRF would like to hold a fundraiser in Worcester, MA in connection with this event. Do you live in the greater Massachusetts area? Interested in volunteering or participating?  If so please let us know at


Check back at for more information on both the symposium and fundraiser.

Fundraising Events in 2011
Summer Scurry

PMP Cancer Walk - Philadelphia, PA area, Sunday, June 19, 2011. More to come at


Summer Scurry - Cleveland, OH area, Saturday, August 13, 2011.  More to come at


Volunteers needed for fundraising events and education program. Visit for more information. 

Report from Uppsala
The 7th International Workshop on Peritoneal Surface Malignancy took place September 8-10, 2010 in Uppsala, Sweden.

Jerry Lewandowski, PMPRF Board Member and Research Committee Co-Chair, attended as a representive of the PMP Research Foundation.


You can read Jerry's Uppsala report at


Thank you for supporting the PMP Research Foundation. We look forward to your continued support in 2011 and hope to see you at some of our upcoming events!



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