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ROS1 - a driver in 9 types of cancer

Pamela Klein's ROS1 Research Fund

With limited treatment options for ROS1 patients (of any cancer type), research is necessary to fight the disease. Donations are welcome anytime.

My Motivation
Every day people like me are diagnosed with incurable lung cancer. I am a never-smoker who's been physical active and mindful of healthy choices and environmental risks. With no apparent risk factors, I tested positive for the ROS1 cancer mutation at age 45. I've now learned that anyone with lungs can receive this diagnosis. Luckily, the ROS1 mutation can be controlled with targeted therapy, an oral medicine that allows cancer patients to live normalized lives; not normal, but a workable option. However, there are limited targeted therapies available for the ROS1 mutation. To compound that, after a couple of years or as soon as a few months, the ROS1 rearrangement develops resistance to the medicine.

It's Not a Dusty Piggy Bank
Together, the ROS1 patient group and the Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation has put a strategic plan into action to generate the research we need. Tissue samples are being donated by our ROS1 patients as they experience new cancer growth and resistance to their current medicine. As these cell lines grow in the research lab they will be used to develop new treatments. This current research needs funding now!

Thank you for your support! - Pamela

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$200
raised of $10,000 goal
 

Recent Donations

$50.00
1. PKPamela Klein
$100.00
2. BKBarbara Klein
What better Christmas gift I can give...we want you around. We love you.
$50.00
3. JJacqueline Middleton