Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sarcoma Video

Bruce Shriver, co-director of the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative, posted an informative video on YouTube recently, called "A Forgotten Cancer". The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative is a major sponsor of sarcoma research across the country, including in my own laboratory. Check it out below and consider participating in Team Sarcoma 2008.



Another powerful site is The Faces of Sarcoma, which features pictures of sarcoma patients from around the world. It's amazing how diverse the group is, including patients of all ages and races, and from every corner of the globe.

13 comments:

Obsessedwithlife said...

Yay for the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative!

rlbates said...

My dog Ladybug died of an osteosarcoma of her left maxilla. It has been four yrs this May. I still miss her. I wish all these a long, full life.

Doctor David said...

Osteosarcoma is pretty common in dogs... I'm sure you know that. I'm sure you miss her.

Interestingly, dogs are a very useful model of osteosarcoma, too, and there is a network of academic vets that does cooperative group trials of therapies for dogs with osteosarcoma, including novel drugs they hope will one day help kids with the same disease. It's neat because, unlike lab mice and rats, the dogs develop the cancer spontaneously, and the goal is to cure the dog and learn along the way how better to cure people.

Mary said...

Hi Doc - I just finished designing the new Team Sarcoma Shirts...thought you might want to see!

Doctor David said...

Mary,
Just checked out the website. They look great!

Corrine Chua said...

Our lab participated in the Team Sarcoma last year. We had a run/walk on campus to try to raise awareness. Hopefully more people will join us this year!

BTW, my lab mainly studies rhabdomyosarcoma and I'm just a PhD candidate that happened to come across your blog.

Doctor David said...

Hi Corinne,
I'm glad you found my blog! I hope you enjoy what you see. Where do you go to school?

Corrine Chua said...

I'm in the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (that was a mouthful). In short - UTHSCSA.

Corrine Chua said...

http://ccri.uthscsa.edu/CCRI-KellerMD.html

This is my mentor, only if you have time and are interested.

Doctor David said...

Looks like a great guy to do your PhD with! I've read some of those papers on his profile.

Corrine Chua said...

glad to hear that! I don't consider myself a PhD student until I pass my qualifiers next year. Hope all goes well for me.

Mary said...

We now have an official Team Sarcoma Weblog that lists all of the Team Sarcoma 2008 events as they are announced. We're hoping there will be more than 50 events this year!

Doctor David said...

Terrific! We're in the middle of planning one at Hopkins. Anyone in the area interested in participating, drop me a line.