Sarcoma Research Led by Aimee Crago, MD, PhD

Ongoing support from the Kristen Ann Carr Fund (KACF) to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is funding critical research in the laboratory of Aimee Crago, MD, PhD, a surgeon specializing in soft tissue sarcomas. Surgical removal of well- and de-differentiated liposarcomas is almost universally followed by an aggressive recurrence of these cancers. Systemic treatments,…

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2017 Kristen Ann Carr Fund Holiday Letter

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…

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The Kristen Ann Carr Fund welcomes the 2017/2018 Surgical Fellow, Edmund (Ned) King Bartlett, MD

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…

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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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