DPCF Beneficiaries

Thanks to the supporters and sponsors who participated generously in our events, DPCF was able to provide funds to the following to programs in need within the guidelines of our mission:

  • University of Maryland Baltimore – Dr. Feng Jiang’s Lung Cancer Research Dr. Jiang is identifying sputum biomarkers that could improve the process of detecting early-stage lung cancer by contributing to development of a non-invasive test that complements low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans and improves the accuracy of diagnosis.
  • MD Anderson Moon Shots Program with a specific lung and ovarian focus. This program is “an unprecedented effort to dramatically accelerate the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that reduce cancer deaths.” -MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Johns Hopkins University BRCA Study to characterize the specific cancer risks associated with BRCA negative hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and characterizes the genomic profile of BRCA negative hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
  • AAMC Lung Screening Program to proactively prevent and diagnose cancers in the lungs.
  • AAMC Hackerman-Patz House, “a home away from home, providing respite and affordable accommodations to patients and their families to rest, relax and regain strength while staying close to the hospital. With lodging right on Anne Arundel Medical Center’s campus, the staff at the Hackerman-Patz House are dedicated to keeping guests safe and comfortable in a home-like atmosphere.” -AAMC
  • Rapid Access Chest and Lung Assessment Program (RACLAP), “a coordinated, multidisciplinary lung-screening program that targets patients who are at high risk for developing lung cancer. RACLAP uses a collaborative approach between experts in different specialties to expedite referrals and manage care for patients with abnormal chest findings. RACLAP provides rapid evaluation and management of any abnormal chest finding. Support for RACLAP helps offset the costs of CT Scans needed to screen patient for chest abnormalities (and not covered by health insurance) and provides the program with necessary equipment and supplies.” -AAMC
  • Mercy’s Collaborative Gynecological Oncology Program at Calvert Memorial Hospital where the DPCF funded the first outpatient bed for chemotherapy patients.
  • The DPCF also maintains strong relationships with the Wellness House of Annapolis, American Cancer Society, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and other cancer outreach programs and groups to provide mutual support for common programs.