SFA Recent News

Join Us for Our 20th Anniversary Celebration

Join the Sarcoma Foundation of America on August 10 for our 20th Anniversary!    Your support has made our work possible, so we want you to be a part of celebrating 20 years of funding vital sarcoma research, spreading awareness, and educating sarcoma patients and others. We invite you to join us virtually on August 10, 2020, to look back on all of the wonderful achievements of the Sarcoma Foundation of America and help us look ahead to an even bigger impact in the future.   Follow our Facebook event page on August 10 to be a part of this special virtual…  Read More »

Race to Cure Sarcoma “I Race for” Event Bibs

Why are you taking part in the National Virtual Race to Cure Sarcoma? Add your reason why to one of our “I Race For” bibs and share it on social media or print it out and wear it while you take part in the event on Saturday, July 25. Available as both PNG files and PDFs, choose the bib that best works for you! PDFs I Race for Bib I Run for Bib I Walk for Bib I Bike for Bib I’m Here for Bib  

Sarcoma Foundation of America Oral Therapy Preferences Survey Results

Sarcoma Foundation of America Oral Therapy Preferences Survey Results In late June, the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) launched a sarcoma advocate survey to collect patient, survivor, and caregiver opinions on oral therapy usage preferences.  The survey was shared through SFA’s social media platforms, the SFA website, the SFA newsletter, and through a widely-distributed email. More than 150 respondents took part in the survey. Half of respondents identified themselves to be sarcoma survivors or patients in current treatment. Patients in treatment and sarcoma survivors were asked to provide their subtype. More than 20 subtypes were represented in the answers, with…  Read More »

Sarcoma Awareness Month 2020

By Brandi Felser, Executive Director Each year, over 16,000 children, women and men are diagnosed with sarcoma and 7,000 lose their lives. Although sarcoma is considered a “rare” cancer, it is not rare to the approximately 50,000 people who are living with the disease. It is not rare to the mothers and fathers, families and friends, who have lost loved ones. Their experiences are, unfortunately, not rare. Certainly, the adjective rare sets sarcoma apart. It means that fewer people are diagnosed with the disease. But the rare designation has more implications. It means that treatment options and research funding has…  Read More »

Sarcoma Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit

Sarcoma Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit During July, the sarcoma community unites together for Sarcoma Awareness Month to bring more attention to the needs of sarcoma patients, survivors, and their families.  Though the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) works tirelessly every day to raise awareness, during Sarcoma Awareness Month we aim to further highlight the need for more sarcoma research and better sarcoma therapies. Please join us in our efforts to raise more awareness! One way to raise sarcoma awareness is by spreading the word through social media.  Social media can be a powerful tool to share your story and…  Read More »

Research Review: Promising Research Advancements in Sarcoma

Join us for the next session in the Sarcoma Foundation of America’s Live Expert Chat series during Sarcoma Awareness Month. On Saturday, July 18, 2020, SFA will host a panel of sarcoma experts who will discuss the latest insights on advancements in sarcoma research. Drs. Sujana Movva, Katherine Thornton, and Jonathan Trent will share their thoughts and analysis of sarcoma research efforts that were presented during the American Society for Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting in May. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel during the session.   Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:00 pm EDT…  Read More »

We Need You for the National Race to Cure Sarcoma Virtual Event

    In celebration of Sarcoma Awareness Month, the Sarcoma Foundation of America invites you to join us for the National Race to Cure Sarcoma Virtual event on July 25, 2020. July is an important month for the sarcoma community because it is a time dedicated to those who have been touched by sarcoma. Although we are miles apart, we are connected through our common goal to find a cure for this disease. Join us as we virtually gather together to raise much needed awareness and research dollars in support of sarcoma patients and survivors and ultimately an end to…  Read More »

Sarcoma Foundation of America Announces 2020 Research Grant Awards

DAMASCUS, Md. – May 28, 2020 – The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), an organization dedicated to increasing 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 2020 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 best,…  Read More »

Sarcoma and Coronavirus: What Now?

Now that many states and localities are starting to lift shelter-in-place restrictions and move into phases of reopening, what do sarcoma patients need to know? As a follow-up to our April session, the Sarcoma Foundation of America is reuniting the panel of sarcoma experts to share their thoughts on how COVID-19 may continue to impact care and what sarcoma patients need to know as we begin the phases of reopening. Our multidisciplinary panel will answer your questions and address concerns on issues of care, the impact on research and clinical trials, and next steps as we move forward.     Saturday,…  Read More »