WINGS OF HOPE is proud to award three $50,000 grants to University of Colorado Cancer Center physicians and personnel involved in pancreatic cancer research. The research proposals approved by WINGS OF HOPE involve (1) Aldehyde Dehydrogenase as a Potential Target in Pancreatic Cancer; (2) Patient Derived Tumor Organoids to Identify Effective Drug Combination Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer; and (3) Identification of Therapeutic Liabilities in the Mutant p53 Transcriptome. Information on the recipients will be announced at the formal grant award presentation later this year. Pancreatic cancer remains one of the deadliest cancers, with a 5 year survival rate less than 5 percent. Every dollar matters in this effort, and we thank all WINGS OF HOPE supporters for their continued generosity in making these research grants a reality.
Under the most beautiful, cloudless Colorado sky, 100 golfers set out early at Golf Club at Bear Dance in Larkspur for the 3rd Annual Kingsbury Open, all to raise awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer research.
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CU Advocates were invited to hear a special presentation from three of the top physicians involved in cancer treatment and care at the University of Colorado Cancer Center – Anschutz Medical Campus; Dr. Karyn A. Goodman, Dr. Lia Gore and Dr. Richard Schulick. For more on the information presented go to EVENTS.
The 2nd Annual World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition met in Montreal, Canada, attended by more than 40 pancreatic cancer member organizations, including WINGS OF HOPE, and representing 20 countries.
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WINGS OF HOPE was honored to be part of the 10th Annual Donor Recognition Dinner for the University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus, where great things are happening through the generosity of so many. For more please go to Events page.
Marjorie Tepper, beloved wife, mother, step-mother, grandmother and friend to many, passed away February 9th from complications due to pancreatic cancer. Her life was an incredible adventure, defined by her courage, fearlessness, honesty and boundless love for family and friends. WINGS OF HOPE was privileged to have her support and involvement, and honored to be a part of her lasting legacy.
To make a gift in Marjorie Tepper's name for pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, click here.
WINGS OF HOPE is grateful to David Yurman at Cherry Creek for their partnership in helping raise awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Read more on the Special Event hosted by David Yurman to benefit WINGS OF HOPE at EVENTS.
WINGS OF HOPE for PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH was formed in February 2012 by Maureen A. Shul after losing her mother and brother within months of one another to pancreatic cancer. The non-profit foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding for the ongoing research, clinical trials and treatment of pancreatic cancer patients at the Pancreatic Cancer Research Program at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
Pancreatic cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Of the most commonly diagnosed cancers, pancreatic cancer is the only one with a five-year relative survival rate in the single digits, at just 6 percent. This survival rate has not changed in the last 40 years.
By 2020 it is anticipated pancreatic cancer will rise from the third to the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. (based on projected changes in U.S. population demographics and incidence of death rates).
With no early detection tools, effective treatments or adequate funding for research, the rapidly rising threat of pancreatic cancer urgently demands an increase in awareness and research funding.
Founded out of grief, driven by purpose and in pursuit of making a difference, WINGS OF HOPE for PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH is dedicated to
- Accelerating the research
- Providing the most advanced treatments
- Finding the cure
JOIN THE EFFORT…BE A PART OF THE POSSIBLE, BE THE HOPE.