Summer Newsletter 2020
The ACPMP Research Foundation has some very exciting news to share with you, including research updates, new features on our website and upcoming virtual events! Check it out below!

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer and continues to remain safe during these trying times. As always, our staff and volunteers are available via phone or email if you have any questions.

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ACPMP is the leading nonprofit organization in funding critical and promising research and education to better treat, understand and cure Appendix Cancer and PMP.
Upcoming Events
Research Grant RFP Submission Due August 25, 2020!

Information and the application form for the two $50,000, 2-year ACPMP Research Grants available here or on the NORD website.

ACPMP and NORD encourage all US and international researchers interested in studying one or more of these diseases to review the complete application guidelines detailed in the request for proposals.

Questions or requests for application forms may be directed to NORD at (800) 999-NORD or research@rarediseases.org.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and ACPMP Virtual Lecture.
September 17, 2020
5 - 6pm Eastern Time


This event will be CME accredited.

ACPMP will send an email when registration information becomes available.

Objectives include:

  1. Rational for Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion
  2. Optimal Patient Selection
  3. Oncologic Outcome Data
  4. Novel Therapeutic Approaches
  5. Appendiceal Cancer Updates
  6. Q & A included
Virtual Appendix Cancer Survivorship Symposium
ο»ΏOctober 2, 2020 10am - 4pm Eastern Time

The ACPMP Research Foundation will host a virtual Appendix Cancer Survivorship Symposium with Wake Forest Baptist Health, University of Chicago Medicine, and University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute on October 2, 2020 via Zoom. This event is free and open to all! 
Exciting Updates
Woohoo! ACPMP's online shop is officially OPEN for business!

We are selling:
  • T-shirts
  • Hats
  • Wristbands
  • Ribbon magnets
  • Tumbler cups
  • And pens!

Proceeds from purchases benefit the ACPMP Research Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that funds scientific research and education related to Appendix Cancer/PMP.

Order your Appendix Cancer/PMP awareness swag today!
Find a Specialist Map Tool

Although not all Appendix Cancer and PMP patients will require CRS/HIPEC, it is still recommended that all Appendix Cancer and PMP patients consult with a specialist before undergoing treatment.

Check out our updated 'Find a Specialist' page with our brand new map tool and resources at the link below.
ACPMP Partners with Wake Forest Organoid Research Center

The ACPMP Research Foundation is now a research partner of the Wake Forest Organoid Research Center (WFORCE). WFORCE is a joint effort between the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center and brings together researchers and clinicians, working side by side, to leverage the use of tissue organoid technology for the benefit of our patients.

Easy ways to help ACPMP from the comfort of your home!


  • Shop on Amazon? You can select the ACPMP Research Foundation as your charity of choice at Amazon Smile and a percentage of your purchases will benefit ACPMP every time you shop.

  • On Facebook? Create a Facebook Fundraiser - it's easy! You can celebrate your birthday or just help raise awareness. Your friends will then learn more about ACPMP, the reasons why you are supporting us, and hopefully in return, donate to our mission on your behalf.

  • Think the ACPMP Research Foundation is doing a great job? Please rate us on GreatNonprofits! It only takes 3 minutes. We need 10 reviews by October 31st for ACPMP to be placed on the Top-Rated Nonprofit List.
Past Events
ACPMP's Appendix Cancer PMP Virtual Walk/Run Recap: June 20-21, 2020

Our first ever fully virtual walk/run this past Father's Day weekend in June raised over $90,000 for appendix cancer research and education which is truly incredible. We more than doubled the amount raised at last year’s event because of our amazing and generous supporters!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We had supporters from all across the US, Canada and even a team in Ireland! These are just a few of the awesome photos from teams and families that participated!


This event is held annually in memory of Dutch Culbertson, beloved father, husband and friend and has now raised nearly $500,000 for AC/PMP research and education over the past 14 years!
Second Annual Joe Gouin Memorial Classic Golf Outing Recap: August 1, 2020

The 2nd Annual Joe Gouin Memorial Classic was held on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 at Bedford Hills Golf Club in Temperance, MI and raised over $13,000 for ACPMP!

Thank you to all who supported, donated and participated in the 2nd Annual Joe Gouin Memorial Classic! This event has been held the past two years in memory of Joe, beloved husband, father and friend who is dearly missed. It's an awesome and fun event organized by amazing people and we are so grateful for their continued support.
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