EVENT DATE: Nov 08, 2015
The mission of the UMGCC is to conduct innovative basic and clinical research that will impact the understanding and treatment of cancer around the world and to provide state-of-the-art clinical care to cancer patients in Maryland and beyond. Clinical and research facilities are located on the UM medical campus in downtown Baltimore. The bridge that connects the clinical area of the hospital to the research laboratories in the UM School of Medicine Bressler Research Building illustrates the connection between the research scientists and clinicians giving patients care. The Center’s membership includes more than 270 faculty for research and patient care. The comprehensive research programs at UMGCC include: Experimental Therapeutics, Hormone Responsive Cancers, Molecular and Structural Biology, Population Science, and Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy. Research is conducted at the UM School of Medicine and in the Medical Center laboratories, with clinical research taking place through patient interactions within the Medical Center's inpatient and outpatient facilities. The Center has comprehensive treatment programs for all types of cancer, each staffed by a multidisciplinary team of experts to care for the needs of each patient. There is a wide range of support services for patients, ranging from genetic and nutrition counseling to the Image Renewal Center. Both patients and their families are the focus of UMGCC’s education programs. The goal of the UMGCC’s interactive, multidisciplinary research program—consisting of both clinical and basic researchers—is to take advantage of discoveries in basic cancer biology and in the research programs in order to develop and apply innovative cancer treatment and prevention strategies. Researchers seek to describe the molecular mechanisms underlying specific clinical phenotypes and behaviors and apply these discoveries and strategies to the Maryland population and others, with a specific focus on cancer disparities. In memory of Pam Mosko. Pam passed away this year after an inspiring 23 year battle with cancer. She was a loving daughter, wife, sister, friend and mother of 5 children. She lived life to the fullest and had an amazing attitude throughout. She enjoyed being physically active with her family and even ran a marathon last year. She wil be greatly missed. All donations from this fundraiser will be donated to the center in her memory.