Annual Appeal

For 136 years, The Woman’s Board has been making a difference in the lives of Chicago residents by supporting Rush University Medical Center’s education, research and community service programs, as well as our principal projects. The 2021 principal project is The Woman’s Fund for Precision Oncology Research.

Tumor organoids are three-dimensional masses of cells artificially grown from a patient’s cancer cells and sometimes referred to as “mini tumors.”

With additional research, this novel technology has the potential to be a game changer in cancer care, enabling scientists to study each patients’ unique case in the laboratory setting and evaluate the organoid’s response to several therapies — ultimately guiding oncologists’ selection of the most effective possible treatments. The Woman’s Board Fund for Precision Oncology Research will scale and accelerate this research program, positioning Rush investigators among a small handful of research groups in the country and one of the most well-equipped to translate scientific findings into patient care.

Please join us in transforming the care and lives of Rush patients.

Your gift is fully tax-deductible under Federal tax law. The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center is a not-for-profit, tax exempt organization. EIN # 36-217-4823. If you wish to make a stock gift, please call (312) 942-6513 and indicate that your gift is for The Woman’s Board’s 2021 Annual Appeal.

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