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Potential new treatment for soft tissue sarcoma

The FDA recently granted orphan drug status to CPI-613 (devimistat) for the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma. The maker, Rafael Pharmaceuticals, launched a phase 1/2 clinical for patients with relapsed/refractory soft tissue sarcoma. Read more about it here    

SFA 2021 Research Grant Cycle is Now Open

The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) is pleased to announce a research funding opportunity to provide one-year grants in the amount of $50,000, to support translational science research on the etiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of human sarcomas.    Grant awards for the 2021 cycle will be made on June 1, 2021.   Click here for details and guidelines        

Find Support and Share Experiences Through Sarcoma Connect

  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 inspire.com/groups/sarcomaconnect/.   

American Income Life Supports Sarcoma Foundation

American Income Life Supports Sarcoma Foundation Donations will help fund research and education POMPANO BEACH, FL SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 — American Income Life Insurance Company, headquartered in Waco, TX, in partnership with State General Agents Tom Williams and David Zophin, donated $10,000 to the Sarcoma Foundation of America (South Florida Chapter) as part of the Company’s Closer to the Heart program of charitable giving. Tom Williams, State General Agent of the Williams-Zophin Agency, representing American Income Life in the south Florida region, presented the donation to Bert Thomas, CEO of Sarcoma Foundation of America at Williams-Zophin’s main office in Pompano…  Read More »

ACTION ALERT: Sign the Sarcoma Awareness Month Petition

    Dear Sarcoma Advocate, The Sarcoma Foundation of America needs your help to bring much needed awareness to sarcoma.  A petition asking the Obama Administration to officially recognize July as Sarcoma Awareness Month has been created on WhiteHouse.gov.  Please take a moment to sign this petition and help us send the message that more attention needs to be given to the needs of the entire sarcoma community. Once you have signed, please forward this link to your friends, families, supporters, and other sarcoma advocates and ask them to do the same.   You can share the petition on social media or…  Read More »

Sarcoma Foundation of America Awarded Prestigious 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

SARCOMA FOUNDATION OF AMERICA AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR   DAMASCUS, Md. – June 23, 2015 – The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) has been awarded the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management practices and a commitment to accountability and transparency. A 4-star rating means that the organization exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause area. “The Sarcoma Foundation of America is proud to have received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator,” said SFA Chief Executive Officer Bert E. Thomas IV, PhD.  “We take seriously the responsibility…  Read More »

Sarcoma Foundation of America Announces 2015 Research Grant Awards

SARCOMA FOUNDATION OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES 2015 RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS DAMASCUS, Md. – May 28, 2015 – The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), an organization dedicated to increased awareness and research for sarcoma, today announced that it has awarded $500,000 in research funds to deserving scientists at institutions across the United States as part of its 2015 SFA Research Grant program.  Ten 2015 SFA research grants, each worth $50,000, have been awarded to researchers who have made it their mission to study sarcoma, a rare cancer that arises in the body’s connective tissue. All proposals are peer reviewed by the SFA…  Read More »

Register Now – Childhood Cancer Action Days

REGISTER TODAY!! CHILDHOOD CANCER ACTION DAYS WASHINGTON, DC JUNE 15-16, 2015   The Sarcoma Foundation of America, a member of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, is pleased to announce that this year’s Childhood Cancer Action Days in Washington, DC, are scheduled for June 15-16, 2015. Once again, organizational members of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer will host a two-day event that includes issues and advocacy training, and pre-arranged Capitol Hill visits with Congressional Representatives and their staff. The Alliance’s goal is to provide the childhood cancer community – parents, children, healthcare professionals and others – with the opportunity to visit their Representatives…  Read More »

2015 Sarcoma Foundation of America Honorees

Every year, the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) honors those who have demonstrated strength and perseverance in their battle with sarcoma. On April 30, during the 13th Annual Sarcoma Foundation of America fundraiser, A Celebration of Life, the SFA will honor some very deserving individuals who have inspired other sarcoma patients by demonstrating that they do not have to be physically, emotionally or spiritually defeated by sarcoma. We are pleased to introduce you to this inspiring group of people. We hope that you will be as touched by their stories as we have been.   Richard Gorlick, MD – Nobility…  Read More »

SFA Announces 13th Annual Fundraising Gala

SARCOMA FOUNDATION OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES 13TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA – “A Celebration of Life” -Richard Gorlick, MD, among the honorees at the cancer charity event to be held at the magnificent Capitale located at 130 Bowery, New York, NY- DAMASCUS, Md. – April 7, 2015 – On Thursday, April 30, 2015, generous hearts from all over will join the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) at “A Celebration of Life” to raise money to continue funding innovative research for patients with sarcoma. At the gala, Richard Gorlick, MD, of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and SFA Medical Advisory Board, will be…  Read More »