Sarcoma Foundation of America Announces New Grant Awards for Uterine Leiomyosarcoma Research

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Sarcoma Foundation of America Announces New Grant Awards for Uterine Leiomyosarcoma Research

DAMASCUS, Md. – November 1, 2018 – The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), the leading organization dedicated to increased research and awareness for sarcoma, today announced two research grants awarded to projects focused on the study of uterine leiomyosarcoma.  Uterine leiomyosarcoma is a rare subtype of sarcoma, a cancer that occurs in soft tissue and bone. Made possible by the generosity of the Dr. Richard and Valerie Aronsohn Memorial Fund, these awards support investigative efforts by leading sarcoma researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Stanford University. These research projects are eligible for renewal, potentially bringing the SFA’s overall investment…  Read More »

Sarcoma Foundation of America to Present Dr. James Wittig with the Nobility in Science Award

DAMASCUS, Md. – March 1, 2018 – The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) today announced that renown orthopedic surgeon James C. Wittig, MD, is the 2018 recipient of the organization’s prestigious Nobility in Science Award. Dr. Wittig is being recognized for his contributions to sarcoma cancer research, treatment, education, and advocacy during a ceremony at the SFA’s 16th Annual fundraising event, Stand Up to Sarcoma, on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Guastavino’s in Manhattan. The Nobility in Science Award is given to an outstanding scientist who is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge of sarcoma and works tirelessly to find new…  Read More »

Sarcoma Foundation of America Endorses Dr. Scott Gottlieb for FDA Commissioner

In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) expressed support for the nomination of Scott Gottlieb, MD, for Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.  In the letter, the SFA urged for the conformation of Dr. Gotlieb, writing that “Dr. Gottleib has an exemplary track record of supporting and spearheading efforts to ensure that safe and effective treatments are moved through the review process in an expedient manner. During his tenure as the Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs at…  Read More »

Sarcoma Foundation of America to Present John H. Healey, MD, with the Nobility in Science Award

 – Healey to be honored at the 14th Annual Fundraising Gala –   DAMASCUS, Md. – April 28, 2016 – The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), an organization dedicated to increased research funding and advocacy for sarcoma, is pleased to announce that John H. Healey, MD, FACS, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, is the 2016 recipient of the Nobility in Science Award.  Dr. Healey will be honored at SFA’s 14th Annual New York fundraising gala, “A Celebration of Life.”  The event will take place on May 12, 2016, at Guastavino’s, 409 E 59th Street, New York,…  Read More »

Sarcoma Foundation of America Announces 14th Annual Fundraising Gala

– John H. Healey, MD, and Advaxis Immunotherapies among the honorees at the “Celebration of Life”-   DAMASCUS, Md.  – April 14, 2016 – The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) today announced that the 14th Annual SFA New York fundraising gala, “A Celebration of Life,” will take place on May 12, 2016, at Guastavino’s, 409 E 59th Street, New York, NY.  The New York event raises money to fund innovative sarcoma research that will lead to the development of new and better therapies for sarcoma patients. “A Celebration of Life” will honor those who have battled sarcoma, as well as…  Read More »

Meet the Researcher – Brian A. Van Tine, MD, PhD

Brian A. Van Tine, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Sarcoma Program Director, Washington University in St. Louis 2013 Sarcoma Foundation of America Research Grant Recipient: “A Metabolomic Approach to Targeting ASS1 Deficient Sarcomas” 2014 Sarcoma Foundation of America Research Grant Recipient: “Targeting the Pentose Phosphate Pathway for the Treatment of Synovial Sarcoma” 2017 Sarcoma Foundation of America Research Grant Recipient: “Targeting the alterations of Lipid Metabolism in ASS1 Deficient Sarcomas to Induce Synthetic Lethality”     PLEASE DESCRIBE THE FOCUS OF THE RESEARCH PERFORMED IN YOUR LAB. I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at…  Read More »