The PMC is a bike-a-thon that crosses Massachusetts to raise money for cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston. In August 2008, Team AVEO joined Team ASPS in our efforts to collect funds for finding a cure for ASPS. All of the funds raised by Team ASPS go directly to ASPS research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Team AVEO represents the biotechnology company AVEO Pharmaceuticals in the Pan Massachusetts Challenge (PMC). This year was the first year that Team AVEO restricted their donations for ASPS research, and the fifth year in a row for Team ASPS. Some of our riders rode 90 miles and others rode 150 miles. The total sum collected by Team AVEO and Team ASPS was $27,003 and $32,090, respectively.
The total donation of $59,093 will support work done by two lead researchers at the DFCI: Dr. Andrew Wagner, a principal investigator in the ARQ197 clinical trial, and Dr. Massimo Loda, who aims to identify new targets for therapy through the analysis of ASPS tissue samples.
iCureASPS would like to extend its thanks from the ASPS community to Team AVEO, Team ASPS 2008, our donors, friends, and family members, for helping us in our fight to find a cure for our loved ones.
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Yosef Landesman, Ph.D.
President & Cancer Research Director
Cure Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma International (iCureASPS)