The DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer seeks to promote and facilitate education and collaborative research on the pathogenesis, early diagnosis, and treatment of Upper Gastrointestinal Malignancies. Upper Gastrointestinal Malignancies – including cancers of the stomach, esophagus, and the gastroesaphogeal junction (GEJ) – are responsible for over one million new cancer diagnoses worldwide, and are the second most common cause of global, cancer-related deaths.
In the United States, despite the near epidemic rise in GEJ malignancies, these cancers remain Orphan diseases – underfunded and under-researched by the medical community, and largely by the pharmaceutical industry. The scope and depth of the current research into understanding the biology and etiology of stomach and esophageal related malignancies does not match the enormous global scope and impact of these diseases. The field is in desperate need of, and is ripe for medical advancement.
The purpose of the DeGregorio Family Foundation is to fund research and education, and to encourage collaboration amongst researchers in order to facilitate earlier diagnoses and novel treatment therapies for stomach and esophageal cancer related disorders. The DeGregorio Family Foundation seeks to shift the tide and strive towards the goal of containment and treatment of these cancers.
Photography will be by KM Captured.
DFF is excited to announce that they will be hosting a Silent Auction and Raffle during their Cocktail Party!
Two courtside seats to a Milwaukee Bucks home game with transportation on team owner’s private jet and dinner with owner Marc Lasry
Dinners at exclusive NYC Restaurants such as Mailiano
Private Surf Lessons
Private tour of the New York Stock Exchange
Trip for Two to Palmetto Bluffs (including 4 rounds of golf!)
Hair Cut at Frédéric Fekkai Salon Fifth Avenue
…and so much more!