Frequently Asked Questions
Sarcoma is a rare cancer in adults (1% of all adult cancers), but rather prevalent in children (about 20% of all childhood cancers). Learn more about possible causes, how it is diagnosed, symptoms, etc., here: www.curesarcoma.org/patient-resources/
Because sarcomas are rare, it is important to find physicians and multidisciplinary treatment centers that have experience with this disease. You will find a list of medical centers and hospitals that specialize in sarcoma here: www.curesarcoma.org/patient-resources/sarcoma-treatment-centers/
Our mission is to advocate for sarcoma patients by funding research and by increasing awareness about the disease. The Sarcoma Alliance, offers several links on their website that may be helpful to you: sarcomaalliance.org/financial-assistance/. You can also find more resources here: www.genome.gov/11008842 and www.curesarcoma.org/patient-resources/sarcoma-information-links/.
In addition, the SFA Jordan’s Dream Fund for Clinical Trials helps cover out-of-pocket expenses for sarcoma patients participating in clinical trials. It is the first-of-its-kind financial assistance for the sarcoma community. This program provides assistance with direct expenses related to transportation (airfare, gas, rental cars, etc.), lodging and some medical expenses not covered by insurance and necessary for clinical trial treatment. Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded four times each year in February, May, September, and November. Learn more here.
You can make a difference in a number of ways by donating your time, talent and financial support to the Sarcoma Foundation of America. www.curesarcoma.org/get-involved/
There are several ways to give and each way is just as meaningful: www.curesarcoma.org/ways-to-give/.
Becoming a member is FREE! Sign up here: www.curesarcoma.org/membership/
Learn more about clinical trials here: www.curesarcoma.org/patient-resources/sarcoma-clinical-trials/
Learn more about setting up a Memorial or Honorary giving page here: www.curesarcoma.org/memorial-and-honorary-giving/.
Learn about the grants that we have funded here: www.curesarcoma.org/grant/
You can learn more and apply for a grant here: www.curesarcoma.org/research/faq/