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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  Dear Friends, This letter is our annual message to those who have, for the past 25 years, been our collaborators in creating The Kristen Ann Carr Fund. The letter serves as a report on what we’re planning, a compilation of memories of what’s already been done in Kristen’s name, and a description and assessment…

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Dr. Spanheimer will study phyllodes tumors which are a rare sarcomatous tumors of the breast. Due to the rarity phyllodes tumors are not well described in the literature. He aim to identify patterns of recurrence based on clinical and pathologic variables. This will allow the identification of factors that place patients at greater risk for…

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