Lazarex Cancer Foundation

Rating: 4.99 stars   163 reviews

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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www.lazarex.org

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2 people 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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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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3 people found this review helpful

Lazarex Foundation has been such a tremendous help with my wife's battle against her breast cancer. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and thanks to the financial assistance we have received from Lazarex, she has been able to be part of a clinical trial at Mayo Clinic developing a vaccine for her type of cancer. The travel expenses would have prohibited her from participating otherwise. I will be eternally indebted to Lazarex for giving us the gift of life.

The Lazarex Foundation was also instrumental in helping a close friend of ours receive treatment that required extensive travel. Their funds afforded that family the ability to receive treatment that was not available in our area.

THANK YOU can never be said loud enough or enough times for all that you do!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

When I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, I knew a clinical trial was going to be one of the many things I was going to need to do in hopes to watch my 3 and 5 year old boys grow older.

Thanks to the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, not only am I able to be a part of a phase I clinical trial at Mayo, I have utilized their amazing team and resources for so many friend s that have contacted me with a new and devastating diagnosis.

I have been treated like part of the Lazarex family since the day I found them. I am Blessed to know their entire team and alive today because of them.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I was diagnosed with an aggressive stage 3 breast cancer and found a clinical trial a few states away that showed quite a bit of promise for my future with a breast cancer vaccine. Due to the extensive and frequent travel, there was no way I could afford to be in the trial.

Due to the extent of my breast cancer, there was no way I could not afford to be in the trial!

I contacted everyone that I found online for assistance and after contacting the incredible people at Lazarex, I was afforded the opportunity to be in the clinical trial. Had I not received assistance from LCF, the expenses from the trial may have bankrupted my family. As a wife and a mom of two young boys, our entire family thanks God and prays for the employees and supporters of LCF.

Without LCF, my 10 year survival rate would be quite dismal.

Incredible foundation supported by an amazing staff.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone Karen, Tammy and the spectacular support staff that run the operation.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Wonderful Nonprofit who helps the kids (and their families) who have traveled the "long road" of recovery from childhoods cancers!! My son has been battling a brain tumor for 10 years now. He is now on a clinical trial, Lazarex has helped tremendously!!

 
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Lazarex has allowed myself and my son receive a rental car while he was on a clinical trial in Washington DC. After going through many, many rounds of chemotherapy for 8 years at our local children's hospital my sons oncologist suggest a clinical trial in Washington DC (we live in Cleveland, OH). My pessimism got the best of me and I was quick to think that "there was NOOOOO way we could afford it." After weeks of research the puzzle pieces fit together, and thankfully I found Lazarex who was committed to making it a reality. It has been almost a year since his trial ended, and he hasn't had to have anymore chemotherapy since for his pesky brain tumor. I can only pray that the trail will be published soon to help other kids fighting brain tumors. There are just not enough kind words to say about Lazarex and their wonderful staff!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I had cancer that was not responding to the currently approved treatments. I was able to find a clinical trial, but enrolling meant that I would have to travel out of state every month. I found an contacted Lazarex and they were able to pay all of my travel costs. Their help made going through this life saving trial possible.

 
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I am on a clinical trial for a molecularly targeted chemotherapy agent. I've exhausted all the FDA approved therapies and this is my best hope to continue my fight against cancer. The trial requires me to travel from Colorado to Texas every 28 days. I would not be able to do this without the financial assistance of Lazarex Cancer Foundation. Each month I just Email my receipts and within about a week I receive my check. Very simple and literally a life saver

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my receipt of their reimbursements.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would give them more funding so they can help more patients.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Internet search

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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This is a great organization. I was diagnosed with CLL four yrs. ago. A frightening experience. I called Lazarex Cancer Foundation who referred me for a second opinion. All is well so far. I appreciate the comfort and advice they offered me.

 
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I am a patient of Lazarex Cancer Foundation since 2010. They have supported me through the clinical trial that I am still in. Without their help, I would not have been able to relocate to San Francisco and start the new treatment. Lazarex has saved my life by supporting me and helping me through a very difficult time in my life. Right now I am in full remission because of this new drug. Thank you Lazarex Cancer Foundation!!!
Jessica Marriott, Los Angeles, CA

 
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I am a patient of Lazarex Cancer Foundation. When I was diagnosed with Chronic Leukemia and the FDA approved treatments did not work for me, Lazarex Cancer Foundation helped me enter a clinical trial for a new drug. Without the help of Lazarex, I would not have been able to participate in this trial. I had to relocate to San Francisco to participate and Lazarex paid all my housing, airfare, rental car fees so I could go. I had to stop work and without Lazarex helping me financially, I don't know where I'd be now. They saved my life! Lazarex still supports me today because I am still in the trail. THANK YOU LAZAREX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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I was diagnosed with Chronic Mylogenous Leukemia (CML) at age 46 in 2009. The FDA approved treatments did not work for me so after the first year of heartbreaking defeat, I applied for a clinical trial at UCSF. In order to participate in the clinical trial I had to relocate to San Francisco for the first 3 months, then return every month for the first year, then every 3 months and I am still doing that today. Without Lazarex Cancer Foundation, I would not have been able to participate, because I could not afford to, I simply do not have the money to pay to travel, rent a car and hotel fees that are associated with this clinical trial. Within 6 months of starting this new drug, my disease was undetectable and it remains undetectable to this day!! Lazrex Cancer Foundation gave me hope and a new life and the ability to participate in ground breaking treatment that I would otherwise have missed.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Lazarex helped my family in a time of need and we are are all truly thankful for them .I will never forget what lazarex cancer foundation did for us.

 
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