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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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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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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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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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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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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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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