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 […]
Click HERE to check out an article from MSKCC feat. Medical Oncologist William Tap. Dr. Tap discusses in depth, how he chose a career that provides cutting-edge treatments for people suffering with soft tissue sarcoma.
Click HERE to check out an article from the Wall Street Journal Online featuring Jon Kilik and The Kristen Ann Carr Fund’s 2014 A Night to Remember.
The Kristen Ann Carr Fund has teamed up with the New England Oncology Symposium to fund travel, lodging, and registration fees for 24 Traveling Fellows from Surgical Oncology training programs across North America. The Traveling Fellows will have the chance to interact with and learn from leading sarcoma experts (Brennan, Lewis, Katz, Sicklick). This program […]
Our friend Sarah Stabile and SoxxyAir have launched a crowd funding campaign through Indiegogo to promote a new line of compression socks that give back with a portion of the proceeds benefiting five different charities including KACF. Click HERE to check out their campaign to learn more about SoxxyAir and buy your own pair of […]
KACF was represented by a team led by Ilyse Lesser at the Cycle for Survival Fundraiser this past weekend! Together they raised over $7,800 for KACF programs at MSKCC! Take a look at the team here: http://bit.ly/1o3DCyY
Social Security Disability Benefits for Sarcoma When an individual is diagnosed with sarcoma, it is usually after the cancer has progressed beyond a point where it can be effectively treated. Those who have sarcoma and those who are undergoing treatment for the condition often find it is impossible to maintain full-time work activity. Parents of […]
According to this article from Canada Newswire, “New research commissioned by the Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada confirms that sarcoma is the “forgotten cancer,” with only one third of Canadians knowing what the disease is and a quarter saying they’ve never heard of it. Further, only 17 per cent of Canadians correctly identified sarcoma as the […]