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It's that time
of year again
for fun, tennis,
and karaoke.

Join us the last Saturday of October for our annual
Fun, Tennis, and Karaoke Tournament.
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We need volunteers. We need you!

Help our cause by
donating your time
with us.

We’re a team of professionals from all walks of life that is excited about creating unique ideas and events to help find a cure for ACC.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE

June 28th, 2024

SCHOLARSHIP PURPOSE

 

To aid minority STEM scholars to enhance and advance culturally

competent medical/cancer care for members of underserved communities.

ADENOID CYCTIC CARCINOMA

What exactly is the cancer disease Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma?

Quick Facts and Statistics for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

Disease is very Rare
Disease is very Rare

ACC accounts for less than 1 out of every 500 new cases of cancer diagnosed each year.

Areas of Infection
Areas of Infection

ACC primary tumors can occur in 38 different sites of the body, with approximately 58% occurring in the oral cavity and pharynx

World Fatality Rate
World Fatality Rate

Given the current population, approximately 918 people die from ACC each year.

Median age of patients
Median age of patients

The median age at diagnosis for ACC patients is 58 years old, which is 10 years younger than that of the average cancer patient.

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Slow-Growing Nature:

ACC is known for its slow-growing nature. While it might not grow rapidly, it has a tendency to infiltrate surrounding tissues, nerves, and blood vessels. This characteristic can make complete surgical removal challenging, and recurrence is not uncommon even after initial treatment.

Diverse Anatomical Locations:

ACC can arise in a variety of anatomical sites, with the most frequent locations being the salivary glands (especially the major and minor salivary glands), but it can also occur in the lacrimal glands (tear glands), breast tissue, respiratory tract, and other sites.

Risk of Distant Metastasis:

ACC has a notable propensity to spread to distant sites, particularly the lungs. This feature can make long-term management and monitoring critical, as controlling or managing metastases can be more complex than addressing the primary tumor.

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ACC Primary Tumors

ACC primary tumors can occur in 38 different sites of the body, with approximately 58% occurring in the  visible, oral cavity and pharynx,

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fatality rate in US

Given the current population, approximately 918 people die from ACC each year.

Testimonials and Insights from our Volunteers, Partners and Supporters

Let's help to achieve
our goals to find a cure for ACC.

Case manager

“A great atmosphere for everyone to gather and spread more awareness of this rare form of cancer.”

Attallah Eiland

PHD Student

Love Zach Member

“The opportunity to raise money for rare form of cancer and to honor an incredible human being.”

John Love

Educator

Love Zach Member

“I tell you what, there has never been an issue that Cory from the Colabrio Support Team hasn't been able to solve for me.”

Edward & Marcie Sherrill

Dentist | Office Manager

We need volunteers. We need you!

Help our cause by
donating your time
with us.

We’re a team of professionals from all walks of life that is excited about creating unique ideas and events to help find a cure for ACC.

See Open Positions