The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is preparing to open our Grant Program once again! Once the Grant Program is open, researchers will be invited to submit proposals for esophageal cancer research funding.
The more funding we raise, the more funding we can grant to worthy and potentially life-saving research. The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation was established in November 2011. Since then, we have funded research in 2015 and 2018.
Due to the tumultuous past two years, we have been unable to fund research again…until now! Stay tuned as we continue to work to open the Grant Program!
Thank you to all our community of supporters who have tirelessly worked alongside us to achieve these goals…in hopes of a CURE™!
Learn the facts about esophageal cancer
-Esophageal cancer has increased over 733% in the past four decades and is considered the fastest growing cancer in the US and western world.
-Risk factors include:
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD, acid reflux, chronic heartburn),
- poor nutrition,
- tobacco use,
- excessive alcohol use,
- Barrett’s esophagus.
-As one of the deadliest cancers, esophageal cancer has an overall 5 year survival rate of only 20.6%.
-There are no routine or standard screenings to improve early detection of esophageal cancer.
-Symptoms often arise late, once the cancer is considered advanced or “distant” (spread to lymph nodes and other organs.)
-Stage IV esophageal cancer has a survival rate of only 5.7%.
-Despite all of these facts, esophageal cancer research is extremely underfunded.
-In 2022, an estimated 20,640 will be diagnosed and there will be an estimated 16,410 deaths.
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