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mission & vision
Researchers need equipment. We will devote the time and energy necessary to ensure that.
What is possible by funding innovative research is that it offers hope to parents of children with relapsed cancer.
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE LAB OF DR. DURDEN, PEDIATRIC CANCER SPECIALIST AND RECIPIENT:
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Dr. Jason Sicklick, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: Miltenyi Biotec gentleMACS Dissociator - Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) and Hepatocellular Carinoma Research
Anand Kolatkar, PhD (Scripps Research) and Lyudmila Bazhenvova, MD (UCSD Moores Cancer Center), The Kuhn Laboratory: Eppendorf Transferman NK2 Micromanipulator System - Lung Cancer Research
Dr. Santosh Kesari, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: Fisher Scientific Cytopspin 4 & Omni Bead Ruptor 24: Neuro-Oncology
Dr. Donald Durden, MD, PhD, Rady Children's Hospital/UCSD Moore Cancer Center: Environmental Control Chamber & Camera - Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Andrew Lowy, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: SPOT Digital Microscope Camera & Digital Imagine Software - Pancreatic Cancer Research
Dr. John Welsh, The Vaccine Research Institute: Alpha Innotech FluorChem HD Imagine System - RNA/DNA Research
Dr. Geoff Wahl, The Salk Institute: Tecan Luminometer - Tumor Suppressor Research
Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: BioRad S1000 Thermal Cycler & Fisher Scientific 3110 Incubator - Colon/Rectal Cancer Research
Dr. J. Kellogg Parsons, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: Hitachi 363 Fluorescence Detector - Prostate & Bladder Cancer Research
Dr. Stefan Riedl, The Burnham Institute: Kodak Gel Logic 200 PC - Apoptosis and Cell Death Research
Dr. Jean Wang, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: BioRad Multicolor Fluroescent Imagine System - Gene Therapies & Chemotherapy Research
Dr. Ruth Gjerset, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center: Olympus CKX41 Microscope - Cancer Development Research
Dr. Maurizio Pellecchia, The Burnham Institute: PSSC PowerWulf Computer Upgrade - Prostate, Breast, Lung and Lymphona Cancer Research
Dr. Anne Wallace, UCSD Moores Cancer Center: Stryker Digital Capture HD Equipment - Breast Cancer Research
Floyd Romesberg, PhD and Jodie Chin, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute: CHEF-DR II System - DNA Sequencing/ Proteins
Dr. Per Borgstrom, Sidney Kimmel Cancer : Miotic Inverted Microscope with Epifluorescence - Cancer Prevention Research
The Hope For a Cure Foundation was set up to raise funds for cancer research in San Diego, with the goal of contributing almost 100% to the purchase of the equipment, with virtually no overhead. With so many advanced research programs in the Greater San Diego area, breakthroughs here in San Diego will benefit us all, no matter where we live.
~ Dr. Donald L. Durden, MD, PhD, on receiving an Environmental Control Chamber and Camera for his research on cancer cells at Rady Children's Hospital and UCSD.
Late 2017 will be our next Fundraiser. Stay tuned for our next event!