2018 RIS Research Grants for Mayo Clinic and Children’s Minnesota

Rein in Sarcoma announced significant new research grants totaling $65,000 at our recent Fall Fundraiser. For the second year, RIS awarded grants to researchers at Mayo Clinic and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. We also announced multi-year support for a SARC SPORE grant proposal. The evening included a new commitment to increase sarcoma research funding at the University of Minnesota to $150,000 in 2019.

Dr. Brittany Siontis

Upon the review and recommendation of the Rein in Sarcoma Research Committee, chaired by Dr. John L. Seymour, to the Board of Directors, RIS committed a $30,000 grant to Mayo Clinic for: “Pilot Study of Circulating Cell Free Tumor DNA as a Biomarker in Sarcoma” with Principal Investigator: Brittany L. Siontis, MD – Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Medical Oncology, and Co-investigator Steven Robinson, MBBS, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Oncology.

Dr. Kris Ann Schultz

In addition, Rein in Sarcoma awarded Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota a $15,000 research grant for: “Identifying Gene Fusions in Pleuropulmonary Blastoma”, with Principal Investigator: Kris Ann Schultz, MD Pediatric Oncologist; Co- investigator D. Ashley Hill, MD.

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