The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) is proud to have partnered with the My Pediatric and Adult Rare Tumor (MyPART) Network, a project coordinated through the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center for Cancer Research (CCR). The MyPART Network is a group of patients, family members, researchers, advocates, and healthcare providers who are working together to find treatments for childhood, teen, and young adult rare solid tumors. MyPART believes that working together will help accelerate the discovery of treatments for rare cancer. The MyPART Networkwas established to bring together patients, their family members, healthcare providers, patient advocates, and researchers to… Read More »
You know all about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But do you know about Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity. After all of the Thanksgiving celebrations come to an end and after the madness of all of the holiday shopping, Giving Tuesday provides the chance to demonstrate generosity and help the causes we care about. The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) is proud to participate in this global movement. We invite you to join us and help celebrate Giving Tuesday! Give through our… Read More »
For complete instructions and guidelines, please review the 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement PDF. Information can also be found in the Grants FAQ. Interested parties may begin submitting grant applications on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Grants will be reviewed by the SFA Medical Advisory Board immediately following the application deadline of 5:00 pm EST on January 31, 2020. Researchers must submit proposals electronically at proposalCENTRAL. First-time users will be required to register and complete a professional profile in order to apply for an SFA research grant. The SFA does not accept applications via e-mail.
Due to the rarity of the disease, many people are not aware of sarcoma until diagnosis. The Sarcoma Foundation of America and the sarcoma community aim to change that by bringing awareness to the disease. Our newest Public Service Announcement campaign, titled “Sarcoma Heroes,” shares the message of all of the heroes who are working to make difference and encourages listeners to join forces with them in the fight to cure sarcoma. Listen to the PSAs: “Sarcoma Heroes” 60 Second PSA “Sarcoma Heroes” 30 Second PSA The PSAs are also available at www.curesarcoma.org/sfa-in-the-news/. You can be a part of the effort… Read More »
If you have ever received a sarcoma diagnosis, our colleagues at The Cancer Support Community need your help. Read their message below to learn how you can share your thoughts on what matters most to those living with cancer. Subject: Help us understand what matters most to people with cancer! The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is looking for people to help develop a new tool to understand what matters most to people living with cancer. Please consider participating if you have ever received a cancer diagnosis, are at least 18 years old, and can read English. Participants who complete the survey… Read More »
Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer and typically produces malignant tumors derived from the connective tissue. There are more than 70 sarcoma types and subtypes. Soft Tissue Sarcoma Soft tissue sarcoma broadly defines cancers that develop in the body’s soft tissues (i.e. muscles, tendons, fat, lymph vessels, blood vessels, and nerves). While these cancers are most commonly found in the head, neck, arms, legs, chest, and abdomen, they can develop anywhere in the body. There are various different types of soft tissue sarcoma, and depending on the type of soft tissue the cancer started in, the cells will look… Read More »
DAMASCUS, Md. – June 27, 2019 – The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), an organization dedicated to increased research and awareness for sarcoma, today announced that it has awarded three quarters of a million dollars in research funds to deserving scientists as part of its 2019 SFA Research Grant program. Fifteen research grants, each worth $50,000, have been awarded to researchers who have made it their mission to study sarcoma, a cancer that arises in the body’s soft tissue and bone. All proposals are peer reviewed by members of the SFA Medical Advisory Board who award the grants to the… Read More »
By Thomas Rank, Guest Contributor Why do I ride? On a warm day in the summer of 2015, I arrived at my first cross country practice. The team always met at the local park shelter before practice where the summer breeze would often compliment the harmonious symphony of chatter and laughter between teammates. Suddenly, the talking would cease and our coach, who in his own right is a great man and leader, would begin his speech about the daily agenda. While listening, I couldn’t help but notice Ben Harmon have a smile across his face. He raised his hand and… Read More »
The Sarcoma Foundation of America is excited to announce that we have partnered with Inspire to bring a new online support community to sarcoma patients, survivors, and caregivers. Sarcoma Connect provides a secure space where those impacted by sarcoma can anonymously chat, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support from those who understand what they are going through. We invite you to join the discussion and connect with others at www.inspire.com/groups/sarcomaconnect/.
DAMASCUS, Md. – November 1, 2018 – The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), the leading organization dedicated to increased research and awareness for sarcoma, today announced two research grants awarded to projects focused on the study of uterine leiomyosarcoma. Uterine leiomyosarcoma is a rare subtype of sarcoma, a cancer that occurs in soft tissue and bone. Made possible by the generosity of the Dr. Richard and Valerie Aronsohn Memorial Fund, these awards support investigative efforts by leading sarcoma researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Stanford University. These research projects are eligible for renewal, potentially bringing the SFA’s overall investment… Read More »