GUMDROP is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to enhance patient outcomes through greater cancer clinical trial awareness. These clinical trials continually change as the medical community evolves its approach to defeating cancer. This website is intended to help all in the cancer community to filter through the several dozen current clinical trials that apply to bladder, kidney and prostate cancers. It is hoped that improved clinical trial awareness and utilization will lead to improved survival and quality of life of patients, ultimately creating a better standard of care for these patients.
GUMDROP stands for Genito-Urinary Multi-Disciplinary D.C. Regional Oncology Project. All of the activities of GUMDROP and its participating doctors and volunteers currently occur in the Washington DC Metro area. GUMDROP was started informally as an information sharing opportunity for oncologists at a dinner held in April 2011 in Bethesda, MD. It has grown to include 10+ institutions who now collaborate on a regular basis to improve patient care.
If you would like to learn more about GUMDROP or join the volunteers who make GUMDROP work, please contact our current President, Dr. Andrea Apolo, MD (Dr. Andrea Apolo’s email link).
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