The Karen Wyckoff Sarcoma Foundation is dedicated to Sarcoma Cancer research, support and education...and the fight to find a cure.
RIS Grant Awards for 2011 Announced
Rein in Sarcoma is pleased to announce its 2011 grant awards to the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center. Grant awards totaled $170,000, the largest grant round in the Foundation's history. Thirteen proposals were submitted to the review committee and four were selected for support.
In addition to the four research grants, two $3,000 scholarships will be offered to third year medical students wishing to pursue further study of clinical or research aspects of sarcomas. These scholarships will be managed by Dr. Katherine Dusenbery.
Rein in Sarcoma is also pleased to announce that that the Foundation and its partners have awarded two grants, totaling $50,000, as part of our All-University Sarcoma Translational Research Award competition. 2011 marks the third year of Translational Research Awards, which are jointly funded by the Children's Cancer Research Fund and the Roby Thompson Endowment.
The 2011 KWRISF Sarcoma research grants are awarded to:
Sarcoma Cancer Translational Research Awards Announced
Funded by Rein in Sarcoma in 2010, the all university Sarcoma Cancer Translational Research Awards for 2011 were announced in January 2011. The objective of these awards is to support research in the biology, prevention, detection, diagnosis, and/or treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas. These awards are jointly funded by KWRISF, The Children's Cancer Research Fund, and the Roby Thompson Endowment.
The $25,000 awards were presented in January 2011 to:
- Dr. Subbaya Subramanian "Complete Genome Sequencing and Analysis of Human osteosarcoma" and
- Dr. David Largaespada "Exploring intratumoral genetic heterogeneity in rhabdomyosarcoma and osteosarcoma."
In our first ten years as a Foundation, Rein in Sarcoma has funded over $800,000 in sarcoma cancer research through the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center. Our thanks to the thousands of you that have made this possible.