ASPS and Sarcoma Days of Learning

Sarcoma Awareness Month may be over, but for patients, families, and docs fighting sarcoma awareness is a daily occurrence!  Thus… we have TWO upcoming events planned here at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center for patient awareness and education. Friday, September 23, 2016 – SCCC / Manny Alvarez Foundation Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Day of Learning / Research Workshop.… More ASPS and Sarcoma Days of Learning

Save the Date: Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Research Workshop / Patient Day of Learning

It’s official – we’re moving forward with the first ever ASPS Day of Learning.  Come and help us take a giant step forward against this disease at this free event, which will run approximately 8 am – 4 pm on Friday, September 23, 2016.  If you’d like to come, please email Krystin Altieri at k.altieri@med.miami.edu to… More Save the Date: Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Research Workshop / Patient Day of Learning

Updates from ASCO 2016: Immunotherapy for sarcoma shows a signal!

Greetings from Chicago, where once again, immunotherapy remains the highlight of most ASCO presentations.  This year was particularly exciting, as we finally got to see the preliminary results of the first clinical trials of checkpoint inhibitors for sarcomas.  So, I will update all of you on the most recent data, explain how we still have more… More Updates from ASCO 2016: Immunotherapy for sarcoma shows a signal!

paying it forward…

Do you guys remember ever seeing that movie, Pay it Forward?  It has the scary kid from The Sixth Sense in it – along with Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt.  I am dating myself because I realized that both of those movies are now from the year 2000… ok… I’m old. Regardless the concept is… More paying it forward…

Clinical Trials: What you should know to make an informed choice about your therapy.

This is a guinea pig. Greetings readers, My 282 page grant finally went in Monday – and so now I finally have some spare writing quota to return to the blog!  Today’s topic – everything you ever needed to know about clinical trials.  The goal is to clear up some misconceptions, and also to help… More Clinical Trials: What you should know to make an informed choice about your therapy.

have we really reached the era of personalized medicine?

Borrowed from Chakma J. Genomic Variation: The Search for our Past and Our Future.  Journal of Young Investigators. Vol 16, 2009. The White House Initiative The concept of personalized medicine has received a tremendous amount of media attention as of late, and in this post I thought I would try to outline the various technologies, concepts,… More have we really reached the era of personalized medicine?