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Dear Friends,


After an exciting summer and fall filled with incredibly successful fundraising and educational events, PMPRF is thrilled to have received recent research updates from some of our past grant recipients. We are looking forward to announcing our 2011 grant funding decisions sometime in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!


The PMP Research Foundation
What's New?
Fundraising Updates
Research Updates
ASPSM Membership and PROGRESS
PMPRF Online Auction
End of Year Giving
Fundraising Updates
PMPRF has benefited from some fantastically successful fundraising events over the past few months!


Our Third Annual Summer Scurry took place on August 13, 2011 in Independence Ohio, and raised $84,000 this year to benefit PMP research funded by PMPRF. It was once again an incredible day filled with family fun. See more at


Congrats to Tim Shaughnessy for completing Tim's CareFirst Half-Marathon in 2 hours, 4 minutes, and 18 seconds, and surpassing his fundraising goal for the PMP Research Foundation. Way to go Tim! Learn more at


Pub Crawl Amazing job Doug and Lindsey Selmont and their PMP Pub Crawl crew, who raised over $13,000 (600% of their goal) at their Second Annual event! Find out more at



Want to plan a fundraising event to benefit PMPRF? Just send us an e-mail at We can help with event planning, and even build you a custom website to promote your event and register participants!

Research Updates 

The only things that excite us more than successful fundraising events are successful research updates, and knowing that the money we have raised is making a difference in the understanding and treatment of PMP. We have received the following research updates from previous PMPRF grant recipients:


Treating PMP Using Small Molecule Inhibitors of Gel-forming Mucin Production; Zong Sheng Guo, PhD-University of Pittsburgh (2010 PMPRF Grant Recipient--$50,000/2-year)

Dr. Guo Research Update, October 2011  


Identification of Molecular Targets in Pseudomyxoma Peritonei via Clonal Analyses of Metastases; Herbert Zeh-UPMC (2009 PMPRF Grant Recipient--$50,000/2-year)

Dr. Zeh Research Update, November 2011 

Dr. Zeh Research Update, January 2011 


Development of Animal Models for the Study of Pseudomyxoma and Evaluation of the Role of Anti-Angiogenesis in the Control of this Tumor; Marc Pocard, MD, PhD-Hopital Lariboisiere, Paris France (2009 PMPRF Grant Recipient--$50,000/2-year)

Dr. Pocard Research Update, October 2010  


Establishing Methods for Evaluating Anti-tumor Therapies for Treatment of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Using Gene Profiles and Immortalized Cells; Andrew Renehan, MD, PhD; Senior Lecturer in Cancer Studies and Surgery, Department of Surgery and Peritoneal Tumor Service, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK (2009 PMPRF Grant Recipient--$50,000/2-year)
Thanks to these researchers for their dedication to studying PMP and finding ways to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of this disease; and thanks to our donors who make research like this possible!

Check back at our Research Grant page for more updates to come, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be notified as soon as updates are posted.
ASPSM Membership and PROGRESS in PSM Patient Registry
ASPSM Logo PMPRF is proud to announce that it has become a member of the American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies.

One of ASPSM's initiatives is to create a patient registry of patients with peritoneal surface malignancies, including PMP.
This program, called PROGRESS in PSM, aims to collect patient data from PMP patients and their physicians regarding how the most common peritoneal surface malignancies are diagnosed, how the the patients are treated, and their outcomes.

Collection and analysis of these data will help all healthcare providers and patients understand the importance of early recognition of the common signs and symptoms of peritoneal surface malignancies, as well as the importance of early referral to a multidisciplinary treatment center.

Find out more about how to participate in this program here.

PMPRF Online Auction 

Beginning on February 21, 2012 through March 7, 2012, the PMP Research Foundation will be holding an online auction to raise much needed funds for PMP Cancer Research and Education.

Our event is scheduled to support Rare Disease Day on February 29, 2012 in order to spread awareness of PMP and the general message of Rare Disease Day.

We need your support! If you have any auction items or services to donate, please contact us at We'll be sending details soon on how you can bid on auction items to benefit PMPRF.

End of Year Giving
PMPRF has raised over a half million dollars in three short years, and as of the end of this year, we will have funded $450,000 in promising research studies designed to improve the lives of PMP patients.

Please keep us in mind as you make your end of year charitable giving decisions, and help us continue the incredible success we have achieved so far! Although we have made great strides, we won't rest until we find a cure for every patient afflicted by this disease.Donate now at

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PMP Symposium Videos
View videos from our June PMP Symposium on our YouTube Channel. Featuring Drs. Sardi, Lambert, Sugarbaker and Esquivel.

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