Sarcoma and Coronavirus: What Now?

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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 »

COVID-19, Collaboration and Sarcoma

By Brandi Felser, Executive Director COVID-19, Collaboration & Sarcoma Treating cancer like a pandemic: Collaboration is necessary to cure sarcoma COVID-19 has hit us like a wrecking ball. There is no part of society that has gone untouched. Despite the damage this pandemic has done, there has been some positive. The “system” of science has been upended and the science community has united, focused on one goal. All of our resources are being pooled to fight this virus. Data and information are being shared in new ways, shared faster and are freely available. #MedTwitter and other science threads offer information…  Read More »

Race to Cure Sarcoma Needs You Now More Than Ever

  The Race to Cure Sarcoma needs you now more than ever!   The current COVID-19 situation has caused events all over the country to be rescheduled or canceled. At the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), the safety of sarcoma patients and RTCS participants are our top priority.   SFA is closely following federal government and individual state reopening plans and SFA is taking these plans into consideration as we make decisions to reschedule events or change to virtual events.   We know we must continue our goal of supporting research that leads to life saving treatments for sarcoma patients…  Read More »

SFA Joins Other Cancer Organizations on Pandemic Response Letters

The Sarcoma Foundation of America joined more than 50 other cancer organizations on letters to Congress and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar calling on legislators and the Administration to  ensure that cancer patients have access to health coverage and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The letters address pressing needs including oral chemotherapy parity, access to 90-day supplies of medications, and reliable access to telehealth services.   Letter to Congress Letter of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar    

Sarcoma & Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered

  In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) held a live, online session with a panel of sarcoma experts to discuss the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on sarcoma patients and survivors.  Panelists Brian Van Tine, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, Kurt Weiss, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Breelyn Wilky, MD, University of Colorado Cancer Center, answered questions submitted by the sarcoma community.  The panelists shared input on issues related to how on patients can communicate with their physicians on the risks and benefits of current care and treatment…  Read More »

Message to the Sarcoma Community

Like most of you, the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) has been closely following news regarding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  While many questions remain regarding the impact that it will have in the United States, SFA is following recommended protocol to help stop the spread by closing our office and teleworking. SFA will continue our efforts to advocate for sarcoma patients and their families and is still available to serve as a resource to the sarcoma community.  You can reach the SFA by phone at 301-253-8687 or by email at info@curesarcoma.org. We are evaluating upcoming events and will be announcing…  Read More »