Funding from The Kristen Ann Carr Fund Propels the Work of World-Renowned Pathologist and Director of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cristina Antonescu, MD

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,…

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Join KACF to Ride in Cycle for Survival Again!

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…

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KACF Rides in Cycle for Survival Again!

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…

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How Rare is Liposarcoma?

  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.

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2011 & 2014 New England Sarcoma Symposium Links

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…

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Osteosarcoma survivor Danny Jacobs: A Knockout Inspiring Story

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…

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KACF Supports the New England Oncology Symposium

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…

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