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HOPE

WHERE ONCE THERE WAS NONE

 

A FUTURE TOGETHER

NOT FADING MEMORIES

 

OPTIMISM

WHEN ONCE IT WAS FEAR

 

A chance for life.  A chance for a future.

At the PW Merrick Foundation, we provide targeted funding for revolutionary research into high-mortality diseases, in particular the aggressive sub-types of cancer that have traditionally been considered to be beyond cure.

While a tremendous debt of gratitude is owed to those researchers who have made great advances over recent years in the treatment of breast cancer, bowel cancer and melanoma, treatment for many extreme-mortality cancers remains elusive.

Patients diagnosed with high-mortality diseases currently have limited options for treatment, with treatment for the extreme-mortality cancers such as glioblastoma multiforme, late-diagnosis ovarian cancer and pancreatic cancer being rarely geared toward a successful intervention but more so simply to extend a patient’s life long enough to make their final farewells.

By funding research projects that focus on groundbreaking new treatments for extreme-mortality diseases, we are striving to give the next generation a world where the word “inoperable” has become but a footnote in the history of cancer treatment.

OUR MISSION

Fund research into innovative and revolutionary medical treatments for high-mortality diseases

At the PW Merrick Foundation, we provide targeted funding to revolutionary research projects related to the treatment of high-mortality diseases, in particular cancer sub-types that have long been considered generally incurable.  The battle is a mighty one and in adhering to long-established doctrine when entering the fight, our philosophy is to concentrate our resources for maximum effect in preference to spreading ourselves too thin across a variety or causes.  When a project is funded by the PW Merrick Foundation, we abide by a simple philosophy – we’re all-in.

Promote awareness of scientific advances in the treatment of high-mortality diseases

Throughout the world, brilliant doctors and scientific researchers are working on projects spanning the breadth of potential treatments for high-mortality diseases.  These treatments range from chemical-based through to immunotherapy, genetic manipulation and even beyond into the realm of physics.  For people stricken with a high-mortality disease, it is a race against time for a cure – a race that is almost always lost.  All too often, patients and their families are unaware of advances in the treatment of their specific disease and they lose the spark that drives them to fight.  Here at the PW Merrick Foundation, it is our goal to ensure anyone wishing to take up the fight has all the information necessary before entering the battle.

AUSTRALIAN CANCER DEATHS PER ANNUM

EQUIVALENT OF THE POPULATION OF NEW YORK LOST WORLDWIDE EVERY YEAR

NEW CANCER CASES WORLDWIDE EVERY YEAR

Imagine the Future

Over the centuries diseases that once proved fatal have, one-by-one, been rendered impotent but that evolution has not yet reached its conclusion – there is still much to be achieved and many diseases still to be consigned to the scrap-heap of history. For every polio there is an HIV. For every diphtheria there is an Ebola.  And for every smallpox there is a cancer. But as the sun set on those diseases of old, so too will it set on our current adversaries, beginning with cancer.

The next revolution in cancer treatment is now upon us and The PW Merrick Foundation is dedicated to making it a reality in our lifetime.