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Welcome! The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity.  Our mission is to:

Raise Awareness | Encourage Early Detection | Fund Research

…in hopes of a cure.™

Founded on November 21, 2011, in memory of Salvatore Molfesi, who lost his courageous battle against esophageal cancer in 1998; we believe education, awareness, routine screenings, improved treatment options and innovative research projects will help to lower incidence and mortality rates of esophageal cancer.

LEARN THE FACTS

Esophageal cancer has increased over 600% and is the fastest growing cancer in the US.

Risk factors include:  Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, chronic heartburn, obesity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, excessive alcohol use, lack of physical exercise and Barrett’s esophagus.

As one of the deadliest cancers, esophageal cancer has an overall 5 year survival rate of only 17.5%.

There are no routine or standard screenings to detect esophageal caner in its earlier stages.

Symptoms often arise late, once the cancer is “distant” (spread to lymph nodes and other organs)

Stage IV has a survival rate of only 3.8%.

The only treatments for advanced esophageal cancer are to relieve symptoms in attempts to improve the quality of life before death.

Despite these horrifying facts, esophageal cancer research is extremely underfunded.  

The National Cancer Institute decreased its investment in research of esophageal cancer by 15% in 2012.

Esophageal cancer research receives a mere $28.0 million out of NCI’s total $5.07 billion budget; that’s approximately half of one percent.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help change the course of this devastating cancer!  

Working together, we will raise awareness,  shed light on the dangers of chronic heartburn, encourage early screening and fund innovative research projects dedicated to esophageal cancer.

 

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Thank you to everyone who helped make the 3rd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run such a great success!

 

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3rd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run in Rhode Island! Saturday June 14, 2014 Warwick City Park

 

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Rep. Patricia Serpa, second from left, welcomes guests from The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation to the House on April 9, 2014. Joining Rep. Serpa from left are Linda Molfesi, President; Christina Frye, Vice President; and James Frye, Secretary.

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NBC Health Check: Esophageal Cancer Barbara Morse Silva

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2nd Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run
Saturday June 15, 2013
Warwick City Park

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First Annual Esophageal Cancer Walk in Rhode Island! Saturday June 15, 2013 Warwick City Park

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*Esophageal adenocarcinoma  is the fastest growing cancer in the United States:  
 
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