Helping Cancer Patients Through Music and The Arts

Artist – Maryann Anselmo

MaryAnn Anselmo, co-founder of The Bungalow knows what cancer patients are going through, she’s been there and she understands that everyone has their own unique situation. MaryAnn, a brain cancer survivor, continues her treatments through Precision Medicine & Clinical Trials. A Jazz singer, songwriter and author she finds solace in music, theater, art.  Along with other expressive artistic activities, she wants to share that to inspire others with hope and encouragement.

Our mission is in helping cancer patients and their loved ones reduce adverse physiological and psychological health issues – Through Music and The Arts. We believe the engagement in music, visual arts therapy, movement-based creative expression and expressive writing is not only comforting, cheerful and supportive. But it can also promote wellness and healing.

Through your generous support we are able to give “Packages of Hope” to cancer patients. Packages may contain a variety of items hand picked by Maryann including music and books as well as other expressive artistic items such as art class enrollment, theater and ballet tickets or expressive writing classes, whatever the patient desires.

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Finding cures and developing treatments

For different cancers has been going on for years. Precision Medicine Initiatives focuses on the genetic mutation of the cancer cell, rather than the cancer’s location in the body. Basket Trials as they are called are trials that treat the cancer based on the cancer’s mutation discovered through Genomic sequencing.

Immunotherapy is another component of Precision Medicine. Where a patient’s own T-cells are engineered to target their cancer.

Precision Medicine has targeted the identification of tumor bio-markers, genetic profiling and molecular characterization. Feeding vaccines, drug therapies and other cutting-edge scientific discoveries. Which are leading to new treatments and hopefully one day, a cure.

Precision Medicine & Clinical Trials

Science is changing through collaboration, innovation and application. With the findings from basic science discoveries to enhance our health, well-being and longevity.

It’s the nature of the beast to find ways to circumvent and eventually outsmart the drugs that are designed to kill them.

Too many doctors and scientists who work at institutions in biomedical Precision Medicine initiatives are at risk of losing their funding due to federal and budget cut backs. If there were more Precision Medicine clinical trials available then more lives will be saved. I also know firsthand that most people are not in a position to do the research. Even some doctors may not know about the research and or the treatment might not be available in their area. If more clinical trials were known to cancer patients then more patients would participate. And there would be more avenues of financial assistance available for these patients.

There needs to be a commitment from the scientific, medical and patient communities.

To work together in order for precision medicine and clinical trials to give everyone “The Best Chance at Good Health”

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The Bungalow Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and works to promote healing through Music and The Arts.