Educating Future Doctors
Raising sarcoma cancer awareness leading to earlier and better diagnosis is a key to the work of Rein in Sarcoma. Increasing Awareness will lead lead to significantly increased sarcoma survivors. One of the ways RIS is raising awareness in the medical community is through lectures for second year medical students at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. The RIS Jan Maudlin Sarcoma Scholars organize the highly informative lectures, along with personal presentations from sarcoma survivors and family members. See the video below of a lecture by Dr. Kathryn Dusenbery, University of Minnesota.
The Jan Maudlin Sarcoma Scholar program, initiated in 2009, makes several annual scholarships awards. During their year as a scholar, the students are involved in a variety of activities in support of Rein in Sarcoma's goal of educating the medical community and public about sarcoma cancers. Read more about the RIS Scholars program.
The Red Flags of Sarcoma Cancer is another of Rein in Sarcoma's programs to raise awareness of the disease among medical professionals and the public. This is an awareness campaign that was launched in 2012 and includes outreach activities, a brochure outlining the signs and symptoms of sarcoma cancers as well as a video presentation.