What is Sarcoma?

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What is Sarcoma?

Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer and typically produces malignant tumors derived from the connective tissue.  There are more than 70 sarcoma types and subtypes. Soft Tissue Sarcoma Soft tissue sarcoma broadly defines cancers that develop in the body’s soft tissues (i.e. muscles, tendons, fat, lymph vessels, blood vessels, and nerves). While these cancers are most commonly found in the head, neck, arms, legs, chest, and abdomen, they can develop anywhere in the body. There are various different types of soft tissue sarcoma, and depending on the type of soft tissue the cancer started in, the cells will look…  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 »

We Demand a Cure in Our Time

Back in April of this year, the 10th Anniversary Sarcoma Foundation of America Gala was held in New York, NY.  Each year during the Gala, the SFA Courage Award is presented to individuals honoring their strength and perseverance in their battle against sarcoma.  The honorees at the 2012 Gala were inspiring and their stories powerful.  One of the Courage Award recipients, Kurt Weiss, MD, spoke on behalf of the group. Though we are months past this year’s Gala, we thought that the words that Dr. Weiss spoke this past April should be shared again.  We hope you find his resolve…  Read More »