Ellen Schumer Memorial Fund                 

The Ellen Schumer Memorial Fund is dedicated to increasing the fight and winning the battle against pancreatic and liver cancer. You have the power to help. Our goal is to increase resources that are dedicated to pancreatic and liver cancer programs and to ultimately find a cure for pancreatic and liver cancer. Give to the Fund Now.

About Pancreatic Cancer

The facts about pancreatic cancer are sobering:

* Approximately 34,000 people in the US will be diagnosed this year
* Only 4% of patients with pancreatic cancer will survive beyond 5 years making it one of the deadliest forms of cancer
* Pancreatic cancer affects all of us—men and women, old and young

We can make a difference. New treatments and better therapies can be found and we can change the facts about pancreatic cancer forever. 


Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Pancreatic and Liver Cancer Treatments

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center brings together national and international experts in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, comprehensive research program to find a cure and ways to improve the lives of pancreatic and liver cancer patients and their care givers.

Specialists from Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Gastroenterology, Pathology, Radiology, Basic Science, and Palliative Care meet weekly to discuss patients. This team works together in a "multi-disciplinary" research approach with a goal of enhancing each others research success. Our pancreatic and liver program spans the complete spectrum of research areas including:

1. The development of minimally or non-invasive and sensitive methodologies for the early detection of pancreatic and/or liver cancer.
2. The development and enhancement of surgical approaches and chemotherapy delivery systems in the management of liver and peritoneal low-dose fractionated radiation therapy as a chemopotentiator.
3. Pioneering work in the use of low-dose fractionated radiation therapy as a chemopotentiator.
4. Use of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) as a means of reducing treatment side effects with the use of chemoradiation.
5. Use of radioactive microspheres (radioemobilization) for the treatment of liver cancer
6. The study of the effect of cancer on "Care givers."

Our comprehensive research program also includes multiple clinical trials and community-based patient/physician accessibility via our telemedicine program.

Listen to David Schumer passionately describing his efforts in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. William Regine and David Schumer on CNN's The Nancy Grace Show

Contact Us

For more information about the fund or contribution cards,

Please contact Nichole Barbuzanes; 410.328.6053 or nbarbuzanes@umm.edu.

More About Pancreatic Cancer

For more information about pancreatic cancer, including treatment options at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, please visit: www.umgcc.org


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