Mari Paz Jimenez Casado Foundation (FMPJC by its Spanish acronym) is an independent non profit organization
created in 2013 and has the goal of helping people and groups that suffer a hard situation mostly due to cancer, and specifically sarcoma, and also contributes to promote education and clinical research.
Mari Paz was one of these persons that found themselves on a radical turn of events and had to start a hard, unfair and inhuman fight for nine years during which she worked without any rest not only on trying to beat cancer, but also to ease the suffering of others that, like her, were affected by the consequences of this disease. The Foundation hopes to help and give acknowledgement to a uncommon disease, joining efforts to beat the illness and to try to achieve a cure for cancer and specially sarcoma.
The FMPJC annually calls for entries into “MARI PAZ JIMENEZ CASADO SCHOLARSHIP”, for clinical rotations for up to 6 months. Its goal is to promote and support the education of doctors able to empower the advance of the clinical therapeutics and a better knowledge on sarcomas.
The 3rd SCHOLARSHIP, on its 2016 edition, grants a total of 15,000 euros (gross amount) for six months. The call for entries is available from 2016 May 9th to August 23th. the entries will be evaluated by an independent jury and the winner will be announced on September 17th, so it will take its course during the 2016-2017 year.
• Mari Paz Jiménez Casado 2016 Scholarship (I) – Mª Pilar Solis Hernández
Specialty: Medical Oncology – Asturias Central Hospital
Project: Ser. Medical Oncology of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Center of New York. International Observer of Sarcoma Education
• Mari Paz Jiménez Casado 2016 Scholarship (II) – Beatriz Losada Vila
Specialty: Medical Oncology – Fuenlabrada Universitary Hospital
Project: Clinical rotation on mesemchymal tumors on the Peter Mc Callun Cancer Hospital, Melbourne (Australia)
• Mari Paz Jiménez Casado 2016 Scholarship(III) - Luis Javier Floria Arnal
Specialty: Surgeon – Obispo Polanco Hospital, Teruel
Project: UTHEALTH Science Center San Antonio (USA) – Training on orthopedic surgery for oncology patient access
Also, the Mari Paz Jiménez Casado Foundation has cooperated with the Muscleskeletal Tumor Masters (1st Edition), with 2 grants of 4.000 euros each for two Masters students and with a 1.000 euros scholarship for the student with the highest evaluation grade at the end of the course.