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Rare Cancer Research

If you are reading this website and wondering how you can help, you can either donate your, services, time, or your funds.  Please read through the Donate Services link, if you prefer donating services or time. Any service, effort, or time donation is greatly appreciated.

Rare cancer research does not specifically benefit from the general cancer funds that you may currently be donating to. Our cancers require specialized research based on their rare cell types or body sites. In order to do this type of research we, the cancer patients, often need to do our own fundraising and initiate our own research projects. Or interest a medical facilility or researcher into initiating research. This is not easy when you are already battling cancer! We need your help. Donations of money may be made directly to the following research funds:

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Fund - 10 Years Later  

Adrenal Cancer Research at TGEN - Advancing treatments for Adrenocortical Carcinoma
 --> Make secure donations to ATAC Fund here, through TGEN Foundation.

University of Michigan has multiple research donation projects ongoing:
Millie Schembechler Adrenal Cancer Fund
Garry Betty Cancer Fund
Spencer Bell Memorial Fund

Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancers
Biliary Cancer Research
c/o Dr. Pedram Argani
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Weinberg / Room 2242
401 Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231-2410

Rare Neuroendocrine Research Fund
Eugene A. Woltering MD FACS
The James D. Rives Professor of Surgery and Neurosciences
Chief, Sections of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery
Director of Surgical Research
LSUHSC Department of Surgery
New Orleans LA 70112

Rhabdomysarcoma Research
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
C/o Dr Frederick Barr MD,PHD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
505C Stellar Chance Laboratory
422 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6082

Sarcoma Research Fund at University of Minnesota
Contact: David Knutson, d.knutson@mmf.umn.edu

If you would like to have your fund listed on this page, it will need to meet the following guidelines:

  The monies must be primarily used to fund a scientific/medical research project for a particular rare cancer or group of rare cancers.

  Donations must be submitted through a 501(c)(3) organization or a recognizable medical research facility.

  Funds must be used for research projects only, not to support other cancer research or organization.

  Submissions must be reviewed and accepted by this organization for inclusion.

We welcome information about volunteer efforts for fundraising projects.  If you are in charge of this type of effort, or have considered initiating one, please let us know.