FROM THE KACF SARCOMA LAB AT MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING

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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Meet the 2019/2020 KACF Surgical Fellow, Tara O’Donohue, M.D.

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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Team KACF Rides Again: 6th Year Participating in Cycle for Survival

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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Meet our 2019 Medical Oncology Fellow – Prachi Kothari, DO

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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2018 A Record-Breaking Year!

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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2018 Kristen Ann Carr Fund Holiday Letter

  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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Meet the 2018/2019 KACF Surgical Fellow, Philip M. Spanheimer, M.D.

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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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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