Dr. Lampe Research Lab Partnership

RACE Charities partners with the Dr. Lampe Research Lab in its pioneering efforts to develop a blood test for detecting colon cancer!

RACE Charities continues to strive forward in its efforts to help advance the early detection of colon cancer. Recently RACE partnered with the Dr. Paul Lampe Lab at Fred Hutch Cancer Research Institute (Fred Hutch) specializing in protein-based biomarkers capable of detecting colon cancer via Blood Test Screening! Dr. Lampe’s cutting edge discoveries in the area of non-invasive and highly compliant pre-screening methods sets the stage as one of the early lead pioneers in this area of highly accurate blood-based biomarker detection of colon cancer.

His expertise in the area of protein-based biomarkers continues to make his assay of 5 Biomarker Protein Panel in Epigenomics attractive to potential large commercial pharmaceuticals companies. Dr. Lampe’s assay is currently in Stage 3 of multiple stage validation efforts made toward completing the assay, finalizing its patents, and eventually gaining FDA certification.

Continued production of its own ‘In-house’ monoclonal antibodies at the Fred Hutch are necessary in order to take the next steps for continued assay improvement as an even more attractive collection of biomarkers. Dr. Lampe’s Lab is in dire need of a new Luminex® Multiplexing machine, which would optimize the Lab’s ability to simultaneously measure up to 100 analytes in a single microplate well, using very small samples. These types of machines are not covered by Federal Grants and government-based funding; as such donations by private groups such as RACE are vital to the success of being able to make even small donations go a long way.

In Glory's words-

If just one life is saved, the sacrifices we all make will be worth it.

-Glorianna Gensch (June 2007)