Why We Ride: Dr. Boris Pasche

Boris Pasche, M.D., Ph.D., is the Director of the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center and Chair of the Department of Cancer Biology. He joins the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer presented by Braswell Family Farms on a mission for his patients, raising funds to support life-saving research. As a cancer survivor, he understands firsthand how critical research is and how it impacts patients with a diagnosis of cancer. More research means developing more tools to diagnose the disease earlier. More research means providing better treatment options for cancer patients. Funding this critical research starts with supporters like you.

Pasche lost his brother to cancer while both were in medical school. It fueled his determination to make a difference. Today, his research focuses on cancer susceptibility and new therapies for cancer. He developed a new medical device for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common cancer of the liver.

The 2019 Victory Ride raised more than $240,000, and it had more than 600 riders and volunteers. The V Foundation awarded an $80,000 mission grant to the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Pasche said he’s hoping to see even more of the community come out on May 16 for the Victory Ride. “I’m going to encourage great participation from the team at Wake Forest Baptist Health this year,” he said.

Pasche explains more about why he rides in the video below. You can also join his team for the 2020 Victory Ride.

As Pasche reminds us, “Stay focused on the exceptional mission, and you can’t go wrong!”

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