What does Lazarex Cancer Foundation do?
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.
Why Lazarex? What Makes Us Unique?
Lazarex is the only 501(c)(3) public charity that does what we do. We focus on helping patients with all types of cancer, of all ages, from all walks of life. We remove the barriers to clinical trial participation for advanced stage patients seeking life through FDA clinical trials. We promote early stage diagnosis to increase survival, especially for the medically underserved. For these patients Lazarex is their last line of defense.
What is a public charity?
Our public charity status is what allows us to provide financial support directly to individuals. Without it, we cannot support our patients. Because Lazarex is a public charity we are dependent upon the community to raise our much needed funds. Only 33% of our annual income can come from one source. The rest must come from donors like you!
How long has Lazarex been a foundation?
Lazarex was founded in 2006 and helped their first patient in 2007.
What is Lazarex’s 501(c)(3) tax identification number?
Our identification number is 20-2562494.
What types of cancer does Lazarex help with?
Lazarex helps patients with any type of cancer diagnosis.
To whom does Lazarex provide assistance?
Lazarex assists advanced stage cancer patients of any age and ethnicity, with any type of cancer, nationwide who wish to find out about or participate in an FDA (Federal Drug Administration) clinical trial.
How is financial assistance requested?
Call 925-820-4517 Monday-Friday between 9AM-5PM pacific time. A Lazarex staff member will take the contact information and then send the patient or their advocate an application to complete and return.
How long will it take to be contacted by Lazarex to speak about financial assistance?
Within approximately one week after receiving the completed application for financial assistance (with expenses related to clinical trial participation) the Lazarex Patient Services Manager will contact the patient or their advocate to discuss what assistance can be provided.
Once the agreement of services with Lazarex is signed, reimbursements for expenses related to clinical trial participation may begin.
How did Lazarex get its name?
The name is part biblical reference to Lazarus (who was given another chance at life) and a nod the clinical trial drug Rexin G that was used to treat Mike Miller. Mike, and his family's cancer experience, was the inspiration for Lazarex Cancer Foundation.