Support Pancreatic Cancer Research at UH Seidman Cancer Center
More than 55,000 patients a year are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This disease is difficult to detect and diagnose making it the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The mainstay treatments of chemotherapy remain and so far the disease seems to respond poorly to novel immune-based therapies or personalized approaches. Therefore, in order to ensure that our loved ones of today and tomorrow are receiving the best possible care, it is important to dedicate resources toward developing new strategies to detect pancreatic cancer earlier and develop more effective treatments.
UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, and together, our team of pancreatic cancer experts and researchers are discovering new ways to help patients. Please consider joining our mission. Your gift has the chance to help through a number of different mechanisms.
Funds raised for pancreatic research are focused on the following:
- Basic science research: We have several labs focused on improving immune therapies to treat pancreatic cancer and turning it from a “cold” tumor that is not responsive, to a “hot” tumor that the patient’s immune own system can eliminate. Our scientists are finding new therapeutic targets that cripple pancreatic cancer cells. Early detection strategies are also an important focus.
- Clinical trials: Currently, only 5% of patients with pancreatic cancer nationally are enrolled in a clinical trial. We have trials available for nearly every patient with pancreatic cancer. These trials offer the latest advances to our patients.
- Clinical database: Research focused on clinical outcomes will enable our team to improve short and long-term results for patients undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.
- Tissue banking: By studying patient tissues and fluids, we hope to discover new more sensitive biomarkers to detect pancreatic cancer and related tumors.
Please support UH Seidman Cancer Center and those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer by making a gift today. Every gift, no matter the amount, will help UH advance treatment and continue the work to find a cure.