Raising funds to research causes, treatments and potential cures for primary sclerosing cholangitis. Your gift will be matched, up to $30,000! Together in the fight, whatever it takes!
Dear Family and Friends of PSC Partners Canada:
Now in our fourth year of awareness and fundraising we are accomplishing more and more amazing things. There is a sense of optimism that we can improve the quality of the lives of PSCers and start to overcome the worst of this disease. But there's a ways to go yet.
Together, we've funded three research grants - to researchers at the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, and UHN/Toronto General. These projects span the spectrum from basic lab science in mouse models to investigations of human bio-samples to an international network for forward-looking research of a high-risk group of patients.
2016: The first grant funded research that uses human bio-samples to profile differences in bile and blood from the intestine (which circulates into the liver) between PSC patients, control patients, and patients with non-PSC liver disease.
2017: The second grant funded research that a) models the development of a type of liver cancer that is a much feared complication of PSC, and b) investigates a possible drug agent for efficacy in this mouse model.
2018: The third grant is funding research that will support the establishment of an international network of researchers to study the development of recurrent-PSC in newly transplanted patients. This population provides a unique opportunity to study the development of PSC in an otherwise healthy liver and shed light on the larger question of what causes PSC.
Any and all attention, research, and awareness to the critical unmet needs of the PSC patient is immeasurably valuable. The PSC Partners research grants play a part in making discoveries to help meet these needs.
Please help us in our work to improve the quality of life for PSCers everywhere. With generous matching grants from the Jericho Foundation and others any gift received by December 31, 2019 (up to a total of $30,000) will be matched.
This campaign is supported by PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Canada, a public foundation, registered Canadian charity, legally affiliated with PSC Partners Seeking a Cure US non-profit. The individuals behind PSC Partners Canada are caregivers who have family members affected by PSC. Board members Mary Vyas, Eve Jedrzejewska, and Rachel Gomel.