SFA Recent News

A Window of Hope

 Today’s post was written by Bert E. Thomas IV, PhD, MBA, CEO of the Sarcoma Foundation of America.   There was a long period of time where there seemed to be little to no progress in finding ways to battle the forgotten cancer known as sarcoma. This period of time lasted for decades, though it probably felt more like centuries to the patients and families that were desperately looking for treatment options that never seemed to come. And while sarcoma still takes too many of our loved ones from us, progress in our fight against this terrible disease is finally being…  Read More »

2016 – A Year of Hope and Progress

Dear Sarcoma Foundation of America Supporter, As the calendar takes us into the holiday season, we take the time to reflect on the year that has passed.  In the sarcoma community, 2016 has been a year of hope and progress.  Two new sarcoma drugs have been approved, one drug for Leiomyosarcoma and Liposarcoma patients and another approved broadly for Soft Tissue Sarcoma patients.  These new therapeutic options give us continued hope for better patient outcomes and represent the progress that sarcoma researchers have made over the last decade. The type of hope and progress that the sarcoma community experienced in…  Read More »

Ways to Help Sarcoma Warriors this Year-End

  Thank you to all who have so generously supported the Sarcoma Foundation of America this year!  Your contributions have helped us accomplish so much in 2016. Together, we continue our work toward a cure in our time. Thinking about making a year-end gift?  There’s still time. Check out our Year-End FAQ page where you’ll find information to answer your questions from A to Z.   Looking to spread sarcoma awareness this holiday season? Take a look at the SFA Shop for gifts that support our mission and raise awareness.   Thinking of contributing a non-cash gift such as a…  Read More »

SFA Launches Public Service Announcement Campaign

The Sarcoma Foundation of America recently launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign. The campaign, named “Sarcoma is Cancer,” is designed to educate a broader audience about sarcoma, introducing many listeners to this rare cancer for the very first time. These PSAs have already begun airing on radio stations across the United States, with more stations slated to run the ads before the end of the year.   Listen to the PSAs: “Sarcoma is Cancer” 60 Second PSA “Sarcoma is Cancer” 30 Second PSA The PSAs are also available at www.curesarcoma.org/sfa-in-the-news/. You can be a part of the effort to raise…  Read More »

Hope Through Advocacy and Policy

 Today’s post was written by Bert E. Thomas IV, PhD, MBA, CEO of the Sarcoma Foundation of America. As I write my last blog for the year, I can’t help but to think about the time of year and what it means for everyone. The Holiday Season is a time of hope and renewal, a time to spend with family and friends, and time to celebrate the special moments and accomplishments of the year. It is also a time to embrace the hope and excitement of the new year. With that said, I’d like to share with you the outcomes of…  Read More »

Take Action: Childhood Cancer STAR Act

  UPDATE 12/9/2016: Thank you to all of the advocates who reached out to their Senators to urge passage of the STAR Act. Unfortunately, a vote in the Senate will not take place this year. This is not the end, as the effort will begin again in 2017.   UPDATE: On December 6, 2016, the US House of Representatives passed the STAR Act. Now the US Senate must act before they adjourn at the end of this week! We need your help to make this happen. You can take action by: Calling your Senator and asking them to pass the STAR…  Read More »

Action Alert: #CancerVoice Action Day on Twitter

The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) is joining with other cancer advocacy organizations through the One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) alliance for a Twitter action day on Tuesday, December 6. The point of this action day is to urge Members of Congress to include the Cancer Moonshot funding provided from the 21st Century Cures Act in a FY 2017 Continuing Resolution (CR). It is critical that we make every effort to ensure that the funds for the Cancer Moonshot are included in the CR so that the research proposals in the Blue Ribbon Panel report can be funded without further delay. We…  Read More »

A Note of Thanks

 Today’s post was written by Bert E. Thomas IV, PhD, MBA, CEO of the Sarcoma Foundation of America. In honor of Thanksgiving, I would like to take a moment to share my heartfelt thoughts of gratitude. I know that I speak for all of the staff at the Sarcoma Foundation of America with this list of thanks. Our work to find the cure in our time is inspired by the sarcoma community and is accomplished thanks to the help we receive from those who share the same goal of improving the lives of those touched by sarcoma. Thank you to… The…  Read More »

Filling the Research Gap

 Today’s post was written by Bert E. Thomas IV, PhD, MBA, CEO of the Sarcoma Foundation of America. At the heart of the Sarcoma Foundation of America’s (SFA) mission is research. The needs of the sarcoma community are many – the need for more awareness, more education, and more resources is unquestionable. And while the SFA places a high priority on those needs, we know that one of the greatest needs of all is for increased research. Nothing will ultimately change for sarcoma patients and their families without increased and sustained research. This means that we advocate for increased federal funds…  Read More »

Medical Innovation Provides Hope to Pediatric Sarcoma Patients

 Today’s post was written by Bert E. Thomas IV, PhD, MBA, CEO of the Sarcoma Foundation of America. As I write this blog, we find ourselves in the midst of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to educate the public about the realities of childhood cancer and to draw attention to the need for more pediatric cancer research.  For the Sarcoma Foundation of America, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is also a time to remind everyone that sarcomas are not just a cancer of adults, but also of children and young adults.  Sarcomas account for 15 – 20% of all childhood cancers, a…  Read More »