Overcoming. It’s what we do. And your donation helps us do it. When you give to GIVEHOPE, you’re supporting Pancreatic Cancer Research, education, prevention & awareness programs with preference given to the Greater Cincinnati area.
How the money is used:
- This past March, GIVEHOPE donated $10,000 to fund a University of Cincinnati study designed to examine the protocol for operable pancreatic cancer patients to have chemotherapy and targeted radiation before surgery. The hope is that this research can yield discoveries that could someday lead to raising the survival rate of operable pancreatic cancer patients from six percent to over fifty percent.
- In its first year, GIVEHOPE, in conjunction with BSI Engineering, awarded $21,000 to the University of Cincinnati Pancreatic Disease Center to fund an international study that aimed to shed light on how the protein known as alternatively-spliced Tissue Factor (asTF) contributes to the growth of several forms of aggressive cancer. After the completion of the initial study, one of the head researchers, Dr. Bogdanov, Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati), received a $300,000 grant from the National Institute of Health to continue his research.
- In November 2013, GIVEHOPE awarded Dr. Bogdanov a grant of $35,000 to further explore his Tissue Factor research, and in May 2015, Bogdanov was awarded an additional $1.4 million by the National Cancer Institute to extend his research for five more years.
- Additionally, in November 2013, GIVEHOPE contributed $30,000 and, along with BSI Engineering and the University of Cincinnati, co-hosted the ninth annual UC Pancreatic Cancer Symposium, which serves to educate doctors and nurses about the latest developments in pancreatic cancer symptoms, treatment options and general research.