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Adrenal cancer can occur at any time in a person’s life. It is extremely rare -- about one in a million people face the disease. But with an average five-year survival rate of just 51%, it presents a grave threat to patients. The need to advance new therapies, discovery research, and medical and science education is great.

Just two decades ago, a diagnosis of adrenal cancer left little hope. Today, global collaboration is advancing breakthrough discoveries and new approaches to therapy. The University of Michigan is leading the way. Our bold goal: Cure this deadly disease. Save adults and children, moms and dads, neighbors -- everyone it touches.

To make a gift, use our online form
Or, contact:
Amanda Knapp, Major Gifts Officer Associate, Cancer Programs
University of Michigan Office of Development
777 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite 650
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

office: 734.763.5994 | [email protected]

Our multidisciplinary adrenal neoplasia program cares for patients with a wide range of cancerous and benign adrenal tumors; supports a robust research agenda; and educates physicians and scientists. It is one of the largest and most successful programs in the country. We have a long history of contributions to the field, with transformational impact.

A Reason for Hope

Today, worldwide progress is our new reality, and we are accelerating a wide range of groundbreaking projects, including efforts to:

  • Develop a way to quickly identify whether a patient has the aggressive subtype of the disease, so that those who do can receive aggressive treatment
  • Create new therapies that target very specific genetic drivers of adrenal cancer
  • Improve our ability to turn a patient’s immune system against the disease, which has an uncanny ability to evade immune attack
  • Prevent adrenal cancer recurrence
  • Define new standards of care that will help physicians everywhere treat this cancer more effectively

Ways to Help

Philanthropic support for advancing care, research, and education for adrenal cancer has been the cornerstone of our program’s growth and success. Every step forward has been made possible by patients, families, and a community of advocates who inspire and support our work. Join us! Our adrenal cancer family spans the Unites States and the world. Each gift moves us onward and upward -- toward a brighter tomorrow for all.

Use our online form to make a gift immediately, or contact Amanda Knapp at [email protected] to learn about additional options for support, including:

  • Annual Gifts from alumni and friends provide immediately available support that is vital for the success of the cancer center.
  • Estate and Planned Gifts allow a donor to leave money or assets upon his or her death.
  • The Foundation Gifts that the University receives are the result of tireless efforts by the Office of Foundation Relations to initiate and cultivate relationships between the University and private organizations.
  • You can increase your gift to U-M by making use of your company's matching gift program.
  • Memorial and Tribute Gifts provide meaningful support for the U-M while allowing you to celebrate people and events that mean so much to you.

The University of Michigan has 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status; our federal tax ID number is 38-6006309. Learn more by contacting:
Amanda Knapp, Major Gifts Officer Associate, Cancer Programs
University of Michigan Office of Development
1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI | 48104-6815
office: 734.763.5994 | [email protected]

Learn more about how the research at the Rogel Cancer Center makes a difference in the lives of our patients.

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