December 2017 Dear friends, The 1992 holiday season found us at our lowest point . Kristen’s illness had grown much worse. We had yet to understand that we were trying to stop a locomotive with our bare hands. By the first week of January 1993, about all we knew was an urgent need to keep […]
Dr. Bartlett will gain extensive clinical experience at MSK, where he’ll study recurrence patterns in patients with liposarcomas in their arms or legs. Liposarcomas are the most common type of sarcoma (approximately 20% of all such tumors). There are also several sub-types: well difrerentiated, dediferentiated, pleomorphc, myxoid, round cell. The clinical significance of these subtypes […]
Dr. Antonescu’s research centers on the deep molecular characterization of rare sarcomas that strike children and young adults. The essence of precision medicine, these critical data point to the inner workings of a tumor, and are used to guide treatment decisions. The Fund is supporting Dr. Antonescu’s study of tumors that contain “simple” genetic abnormalities, […]
The LA Times recently published an article by liposarcoma specialist Dr. William W Tseng. In it, he speaks about what drives those who specialize in treating and researching “orphan diseases” such as sarcoma. Click HERE to read more.
We are excited to let you know the Kristen Ann Carr Fund will be riding as a team for Cycle for Survival on Sunday February 12th at Equinox in Greenwich, CT. We have 16 people riding including Ilyse and Paul Lesser, Nina Mohr and Tristine Skyler. Last year we raised over $20,000 and this year we are […]
This short video interview with Dr. George Demetri reaffirms why our work with sarcoma is so significant in understanding and ultimately conquering other cancer types: http://bit.ly/29Owmua
We are so happy to share that the The Kristen Ann Carr Fund will be riding as a team again for Cycle for Survival on February 21st at Equinox in Greenwich, CT. We have 16 people riding including Ilyse, Paul, and Courtney Lesser, James and Katie Dunning, Ryan and Lauren Fisher, and Tristine Skyler. Last year we raised over $10,000 and this year we are […]
The Globe and Mail covered a story recently on Mayor Rob Ford’s recent liposarcoma tumor diagnosis. The article takes a deeper dive into liposarcoma, using this graph to clarify just how rare liposarcoma is compare to various other types of cancers. Click HERE to read more.
In May of 2011, Danny Jacobs was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, Doctors found a quarter-sized tumor, the size of a walnut, wrapped around his spine. The cancerous tumor damaged his nerves and caused partial paralysis in his legs. Doctors advised him to quit boxing, that the risk of injury would be too great. But Jacobs, who […]
The New England Sarcoma Symposium is held every year in different locations around the New England area. It is an event for medical professionals to gather and discuss the latest advances in the field of surgical oncology. Some of the participants include KACF fellows, Steven C. Katz, Johnathan Lewis, and many more. Here are links to […]