We realize the impact of the funds raised. Because of you, we are making breakthrough discoveries every day, saving lives and helping our patients manage their illness.
Your generosity allows us to provide highly specialized care, develop individualized patient care programs and focus on groundbreaking research that changes the lives of our cancer patients. You will be rewarded with the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping families facing the most difficult times, while at the same time joining a spirited community devoted to improving the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth and beyond.
We invite you to step forward to show your commitment to the ongoing and dedicated efforts of the UMass Medicine Cancer Center team.
Hear UMass Medical School researchers describe, in their own words, why money raised through the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk is so important in advancing cancer research and treatments.
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Craig Ceol, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine at UMass Medical School, talks about his research into the genetic abnormalities of melanoma that may help identify drug targets to fight the cancer. His work has appeared in some of the most prominent journals in the field, including Nature and Cell. Watch video
Jeanmarie Houghton, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology at UMass Medical School and an attending gastroenterologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, talks about her research into the relationship between infection, the immune response and the development of certain cancers. Watch video
Alonzo Ross, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology at UMass Medical School, talks about his collaboration with neurosurgeon Richard Moser, MD, on RNA interference as a possible therapeutic approach for malignant glioma. Watch video
Laura A. Lambert, MD, assistant professor of surgery, talks about new exciting new treatments being developed at UMass Medical School for peritoneal cancers. Dr. Lambert is the director of the Peritoneal Carcinoma Center at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Watch video
| ||Alan Rosmarin, MD is the Gladys Smith Martin Chair in Oncology Research and professor of medicine at UMass Medical School and chief of the division of hematology and oncology at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In this video, he talks about research into the regulation of cell differentiation that has led to insights into how cancers like leukemias develop. Watch video|
Brian Lewis, PhD, associate professor of molecular medicine and a leader in the field of cancer genetics, talks about his research into the molecular basis of pancreatic and liver cancer, which is leading to new insights into how the genes in tumor cells differ from those in normal cells. Watch video.