Chordoma Foundation

CF launches $200K fundraising campaign to find out if an effective chordoma treatment already exists

A generous supporter has pledged to match all donations up to $100,000 to support testing of approved drugs in chordoma animal models. That means that for every dollar donated, two dollars will go directly to funding this critical research.

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers have tested chordoma cell lines against all 2,800 FDA approved drugs – that is every drug a doctor can safely prescribe for any condition. From this extensive screening, more than 40 promising drugs have been identified. If any of one of these already-approved drugs proves effective, it could help chordoma patients immediately.

However, before embarking on clinical trials, these drugs need to be tested in animal models to determine which are the most effective at slowing or stopping the growth of chordoma tumors. The first animal models of chordoma were developed just last year.

Now Johns Hopkins University researchers are ready to begin testing the top drugs identified by the NIH screening in these models. To test 10 drugs in 2 models will cost $200,000.

Recognizing the high impact of this project, a generous supporter will match donations to support this project up to a total of $100,000.

Please help us take advantage of this opportunity by donating to this project today.

You can also encourage family and friends to help by creating a personal fundraising page on our website.

We need your support to meet this $100,000 challenge. The sooner we do, the sooner we will find out whether an effective treatment, or even possibly a cure, for chordoma already exists.

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