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Lazarex Cancer Foundation

Rating: 4.99 stars   161 reviews 8,781

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Health, Cancer

Address:

P.O. Box 741 Danville CA 94526 USA

Mission:

At Lazarex Cancer Foundation we improve the outcome of cancer care, giving hope, dignity and life to end stage cancer patients and the medically underserved by providing assistance with costs for FDA clinical trial participation, identification of clinical trial options, community outreach and education. We are a resource for cancer patients who've been told they have no other options and are seeking life through FDA clinical trial participation.

Results:

Since Inception in 2006: Our founders cover our overhead costs annually so 100% of every additional dollar received from our donors goes directly to our patients. As of 12/31/14 - Dollars expended on program services: $6,592,807; Assisted patients from 4 to 83 years of age, all ethnic backgrounds, 49 states , 7 countries, with 88 different types of cancer on 399 different clinical trials; Provided community education, outreach and advocacy for 56,800 people; Provided over 1,000 patients with patient navigation and financial assistance for FDA clinical trial participation; Relationships with 31 of the 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers and 40 additional cancer centers nationwide; Percentage of donations applied directly to program services: 85%

Target demographics:

advanced stage cancer patients of all ages, from all walks of life, with all types of cancer.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Last year we directly provided 300+ cancer patients with financial assistance for costs related to FDA clinical trial participation.

Geographic areas served:

the USA

Programs:

* financial assistance (directly reimbursed to the cancer patient) for out of pocket expenses associated with FDA clinical trial participation; *assistance with identifying clinical trial options; * community outreach and education.

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925 820-4517
www.lazarex.org

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Reviews for Lazarex Cancer Foundation

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1 person found this review helpful

I have worked extensively with Tami K. @ the Lazarex Cancer Foundation. With my "chemo brain" always lurking around, she provides me with the utmost tender care via the phone. I'd like to recognize Tami for her outstanding work with cancer patients and the services Lazarex provides us.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

A great non-profit that actually helps patients access cancer treatment. Very few like this one!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Lazarex Cancer Foundation serves the needs of all patients and their families at a time of great emotional and economic burden due to very serious illness. Through the visionary leadership of its president, Dana Dornsife, Lazarex has placed itself in the forefront of efforts to help the most resource-challenged members of medically underserved communities, by educating them about novel treatments, identifying clinical trials for those treatments, creating a roadmap to enrolling in those trials, and providing funding to support the significant costs of maintaining participation. Ms. Dornsife is tireless in pursuing these goals and in enlisting clinicians, researchers, and others to create the most effective means for achieving them. She is a powerful advocate within all levels of government for these patients and their families. Lazarex' innovative programs are already on the path to success and the partnerships it has been establishing with universities, hospitals, industry, and governmental agencies will transform the way society helps those most in need.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have known Dana Dornsife and seen her in action for many years. At Lazarex, she combines a tender heart with hard-headed strategic know-how for getting things done. The Lazarex Cancer Foundation continues caring and works tirelessly to remove barriers and give support to those suffering with cancer when others have given up.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The Lazarex Foundation and its dynamic Founder, Dana Dornsife, are unparalleled in their commitment to helping patients beat cancer! From helping a person get the right treatment, at the right time at the right location - making sure that happens even when cancer devastates a family and its resources - to advocacy in Washington to make sure our government is investing in research and novel therapies and making those available to those who have run out of options - Lazarex is an incredibly valuable organization and resource to our communities. Lazarex offers unwavering hope to us all in their tireless effort to making cancer victims cancer survivors! We are all fortunate and blessed to have Lazarex working for us.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Hello,

I have a friend who has been helped by Lazarex for many years and would probably NOT be
alive without their research and help with medicine. She raves about the professionalism
of this organization and is a spokesperson for them because of all they have done for her.
She tells me many stories of the people they have helped and are helping. I have donated
to Lazarex because I believe in what they do and how they do it.

This nonprofit is a genuine group of people who truly care about those they serve.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I love what Lazarex does! I am honored to be a part of it. Everything is done with love, compassion and grace... Giving much hope for many patients and families. Thank you to all who are involved in this wonderful organization. I look forward to continuing my support in the future!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Lazarex is a great organization doing critical work, often with formerly-hopeless cancer patients. The group is well-run from the top down. Heaven forbid, if I or any of my family is ever in a situation where we need this sort of care, we will be very thankful that such as wonderful organization as Lazarex exists.

David & Tamra

 
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For a few weeks Christy's family was traumatized with the news of her advanced cancer. Lazarex turned a bleak future to bright hope when they supplied the means to get her the experimental treatments at Mayo in Minnesota. I still can hardly believe what has happened, that Christy has been cancer free since!!!

Thank you, Lazarex! Your name fits you so well!

Christy's mom

 
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Lazarex is the reason I can write this review today. I was given two years to live and my work was suffering from my mental state. I have to provide for my wife and son and keep my one man company going. My local Oncologist in Honolulu had nothing to offer. I was referred to a clinical trials in Santa Monica California but the travel was too expensive. With the help of Lazarex I was able to attend the trials, received wonderful treatment that has stopped all growth and shrunk one of my tumors and allowed me to keep working. Thank you Lazarex for helping me stay alive. Michael Honolulu Hawaii

 
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