The Texas Indo-American Physicians Society recently donated $5,000 to support pancreatic cancer research.
Irving, TX, April 18, 2015 – The battle against pancreatic cancer recently received a tremendous boost courtesy of the Texas Indo American Physicians Society’s Northeast Chapter. That organization presented the Sandler-Kenner Foundation with a $5,000 check to support the nonprofit’s mission to fund research that may one day lead to a cure to this devastating disease.
“We are extremely pleased our efforts to eradicate pancreatic cancer have been recognized by the society,” says Dr. Gregory A. Echt. “Since 2007, we have dedicated ourselves to raising awareness about this disease that claims so many lives each year while working hard to raise much-needed funding to improve detection and treatment methods for patients who face this diagnosis. The society’s generous donation will go a long way toward helping us on our mission.”
Dr. Gregory A. Echt explains that pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, but is one of the most underfunded forms of the disease in regards to research. Of all cancers, pancreatic has the highest mortality rate, as well, with some 94 percent of all those diagnosed dying within five years.
“The society’s philosophy of supporting efforts meant to enable early identification, detection and effective treatment for all forms of cancer dovetails with our mission to ensure pancreatic cancer patients enjoy these potentially life-saving advantages, as well,” Dr. Gregory A. Echt says. “With support such as that given by the society, it is our hope that one day soon, pancreatic cancer detection will come more swiftly and that treatment methods will be greatly improved, giving patients a fighting chance at life.”
The Sandler-Kenner Foundation is dedicated to funding cutting-edge research that may lead to better detection and treatment methods for this disease. It also seeks to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer and the needs of patients facing this diagnosis. For more information about the foundation, visit it online at . To learn more about the society and its members’ dedication to serving the community, visit its website at .
The Sandler-Kenner Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization that was initially founded at the Las Colinas Center Foundation. It was renamed in 2011 in honor of Michael Sandler and Peter Kenner, who both passed away as a result of this devastating disease.