Souls of the Beach LLC was inspired by Kate Schwikert Waidmann in 2013 during her battle with Appendix cancer.
Kate passed away in November of 2014 from complications caused by the disease. Her memory lives on with Souls of the Beach Foundation for Appendix Cancer Research, a 501c3 public charity.
We welcome your help in searching for that one special grain of sand on the beach which is the cure.
Dr. Paul Sugarbaker
A brief summary of the clinical and pharmacologic activities of Foundation for Applied Research in Gastrointestinal Oncology (FARGO) can be summarized as follows:
In science it is not unusual to see important progress in one medical condition have major implications for other diseases. This has been true for the success in the management of peritoneal metastases from appendiceal cancer. Peritoneal metastases from appendiceal neoplasms were 100% lethal in the past. Now, 70% of patients are free of disease at 10 years and probably cured. The strategies used for this remarkable success story are now being applied to colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, and pancreas cancer.