2024 Special Pledge

Joan Font-Burgada

Researching Liver Cancer

The liver is like the offensive line on a football team, when it is functioning properly no one thinks about it; however, the liver is a place where cancers can wait silently until the opportunity arises for them to break loose. Those opportunities include challenges that we all inflict on our livers such as alcohol, obesity, and diabetes, which sharply diminish the liver’s ability to protect us. Shockingly, liver cancer rates have more than tripled since 1980, currently ranks fifth in the world, and accounts for 700,000 deaths annually. Unfortunately, effective treatments have remained elusive. That's where our scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center can help. They are diving into the world of liver cells, studying what happens to them when faced with insults like obesity, which transform the liver from a strong, cancer-resistant organ into a vulnerable, disease-ridden one. Armed with cutting-edge tools and mouse models, they're on a mission to uncover the secrets of how these stealthy cancer cells can be kept in check by learning from our healthy livers. They need your help to kick liver cancer to the curb.

Thank you to our Special Pledge Donors





Susan Kane

Malcolm Singerman In Memory of Ed O'Connor
Paul & Janet Engstrom
Patricia Whitman

Anonymous In Honor of Frank A. Welsch
Anonymous (3)
Larry Keller
Mary Lou Lewandowski In Memory of James Lewandowski
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fritz
Christine Rascoll In Memory of William Gruccio

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