Saturday, 12. May 2012

Thank you for supporting the “Lance S. Ruble Memorial Grant” for Mesothelioma research.

We are currently accepting donations for the 2nd Lance S. Ruble Memorial Grant. We have raised over $150,000.00 for mesothelioma research in honor of Lance.

In 2011, the Ruble Family and Ferraro Law Firm had selected Dr. Bin Liu from the University of California at San Francisco to be awarded $100,000 for the 2nd Lance S. Ruble Memorial Grant. This research will focus on specific genes that can be used to target pathways and cause cell death.

On December 18, 2009, the Ruble Family selected Prasad Adusumilli to be awarded the $100,000 for the “Lance S. Ruble Memorial Grant.” Dr. Adusumilli will focus on a novel approach to mesothelioma using a vaccine to enhance a mesothelioma patient’s own immune cells. This study effects pleural mesothelioma patients which is the type of mesothelioma that Lance had. In addition, the immune therapy approach has interested our family since seeing results in patients at ITL in the Bahamas. Finally, this approach does not sacrifice quality of life, like the traditional approaches of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation.

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