PSC Partners Canada 2018 Year-End

Raising funds to research causes, treatments and potential cures for primary sclerosing cholangitis. Your gift will be matched, up to $30,000! As of 12/31 together we have made the match! That's $60,000 for PSC research to be awarded in 2019. Together in the fight, whatever it takes!

Dear Family and Friends of PSC Partners Canada:

As 2018 nears completion, we look back to what has been accomplished since the inception of PSC Partners Canada in late 2015.

Together, we've funded three research grants - to researchers at the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, and UHN/Toronto General. These projects span the spectrum from basic lab science in mouse models to investigations of human bio-samples to an international network for forward-looking research of a high-risk group of patients.

2016: The first grant funded research that uses human bio-samples to profile differences in bile and blood from the intestine (which circulates into the liver) between PSC patients, control patients, and patients with non-PSC liver disease.

2017: The second grant funded research that a) models the development of a type of liver cancer that is a much feared complication of PSC, and b) investigates a possible drug agent for efficacy in this mouse model.

2018: The third grant is funding research that will support the establishment of an international network of researchers to study the development of recurrent-PSC in newly transplanted patients. This population provides a unique opportunity to study the development of PSC in an otherwise healthy liver and shed light on the larger question of what causes PSC.

Any and all attention, research, and awareness to the critical unmet needs of the PSC patient is immeasurably valuable. The PSC Partners research grants play a part in making discovery to help meet these needs.

Please help us in our work to improve the quality of life for PSCers everywhere. With generous matching grants from the Jericho Foundation and others any gift received by December 31, 2018 (up to a total of $30,000) will be matched.

We are counting on your support so that we can facilitate powerful PSC research! Together we can move mountains. We are together in this fight, whatever it takes!