2021 Kristen Ann Carr Fund Holiday Letter

Dear Friends, We hope this holiday season finds you and your family in good health and great spirits. The last two years have reinforced the essential purpose and importance of gathering with family and friends which coincides with Kristen’s philosophy of “I want to live my life in the moment with the people I love.” …

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Meet the 2021-2022 Surgery Fellow – Daniel C. Thomas, MD, MPH,

This year, Daniel C. Thomas, MD, MPH, was named the Kristen Ann Carr Fund Surgery Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) for 2021-22. A lifelong resident of New York State, Dr. Thomas was born and raised in Rochester and attended college at SUNY Cortland. He received his medical degree from the SUNY Upstate…

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Meet the 2021-2022 Oncology Fellow – Melanie Degliuomini, MD, MS

This year, Melanie Degliuomini, MD, MS, was named the Kristen Ann Carr Fund Medical Oncology Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) for 2021-22. Dr. Degliuomini is a third-year pediatric fellow in the combined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and NYPWeill Cornell Medicine (WCMC) program. Dr. Degliuomini’s primary clinical and research focus has…

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Catch up with 2019-2020 KACF Medical Oncology Fellow Tara O’Donohue

Dr. O’Donohue is currently a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at MSK Kids focusing on developmental therapeutics in relapsed and refractory childhood cancers. Cancers that occur in the pediatric population are a heterogeneous group of relatively uncommon malignancies with complex and understudied biologic characteristics, often resulting in a lack of effective therapeutic options.…

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How To Apply For Disability With Sarcoma

Qualifying For Disability Benefits with Sarcoma If you have been diagnosed with any kind of sarcoma, you may find yourself unable to work and earn a living. Even the treatments can make one ill and can cause difficulty for the individual. Sarcoma is a form of skin cancer that requires treatment and sometimes surgical intervention.…

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Meet the new KACF Fellow – Madalyn G. Neuwirth

Dr. Madalyn Neuwirth is the 2020 – 2021 KACF Surgical Fellow and is completing her second year as a Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with plans to pursue an academic surgical oncology career in treating soft tissue sarcoma patients. She is currently involved in clinical outcomes research for soft…

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My Story: Jeffrey Gendel

Its Monday morning, July  2nd, 2018, I’m sitting in the reception area on the 3rd floor at the Memorial Sloan Kettering 53rd Street clinic waiting to see a doctor, my mind racing with thought after thought as I try my best to not let the demons take over my psyche.  “Stay Positive”. “We Got this”.…

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COVID-19: What You Should Know

It’s hard to stay calm when the world is upside down. This is particularly true for people going through cancer, who are especially vulnerable to infection. Fortunately, there are tips and tools for how to cope from our partners at Memorial Sloan Kettering. #StaySafeStayHome How can I protect myself from getting COVID-19? You can protect…

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Meet the 2020 KACF Surgical Fellow, Sonia Cohen, MD, PhD

Sonia Cohen, MD, PhD, is the current KACF Surgery fellow through 2020, coming to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center after 5 years in the Massachusetts General Hospital Surgery Residency Program. She will return to the Massachusetts General Hospital in August 2020 to start her practice in surgical oncology with a focus on soft tissue sarcomas.…

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2019 Kristen Ann Carr Fund Holiday Letter

Dear Family, Friends, Colleagues and Supporters, Happy Holidays to all! We are heading into our 27th year in our fight against sarcoma. All those years ago Kristen asked Dr. Murray Brennan, her physician and then chief of surgery at MSKCC and a sarcoma expert, “what do you need”? Murray responded that we need surgeons and…

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