Profile: Dr. Subbaya Subramanian

Dr. Subramanian

Dr. Subramanian has been researching sarcomas since 2003. Although only few funding resources are available for sarcoma research compared to other cancers, Subramanian is drawn to the field. Sarcomas often strike children and young adults, who have so much life left to experience. Subramanian would like to discover ways to help these people. His own proposed title for this interview? “Let’s make sarcoma the disease of the past.”

Researchers look for tools that will allow doctors to better treat their patients. One recent example from Dr. Subramanian’s work was the discovery of a biomarker to distinguish between synovial sarcomas and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. These two cancers can look very similar on imaging scans and under the microscope, but the best treatment for each type is very different.

Through your support, Rein in Sarcoma helps create the energy that sustains scientists like Dr. Subramanian. We thank you for this, and look forward to our future work together.

By Christin Garcia

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