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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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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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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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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Support from the Kristen Ann Carr Fund (KACF) will fully fund Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) senior research technician Lei Zhang, PhD, as she works to uncover the genes that drive the development of rare sarcomas in children and young adults. Using state-of-the-art genetic sequencing and the genome-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9, Dr. Zhang and her…

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Tara O’Donohue, MD is the KACF medical oncology fellow for 2019 – 2020.  She is in her third and final year of her pediatric hematology oncology fellowship and also serving as one of Peds Chief Fellows. A graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. O’Donohue did her internship and residency training at NYP-Weill…

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Cycle for Survival, which ranks as the fastest growing athletic fundraiser in the country, attracted 31,000 participants in 16 cities across the United States and internationally.  Equinox Clubs, which hosts the rides propelled Cycle for Survival to reach an incredible $200 million! It takes a movement powered by a fierce and dedicated community to reach…

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Dr. Prachi Kothari Research Project as the 2019 Kristen Ann Carr Medical Oncology Fellow Tumor profiling is often done by studying a sample of tumor tissue.  As biopsies are invasive and often risky in patients who are severely ill, obtaining a blood sample to determine this same molecular information would be beneficial.  The development of…

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Our 25th Anniversary Gala last April 21st was another amazing A Night to Remember. Hosted by Barbara Carr, Dave Marsh and Sasha Carr, Kristen’s legacy was front and center as the evening was shared with many longtime supporters and new friends. Over 400 guests dined on the always exceptional cuisines from Tribeca Grill, NOBU, Batard,…

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