Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma 5K Run/Walk 2018

Sat July 7, 2018 Allison Park, PA US 15101 Directions
Your Dollars at Work

Funds raised go to the Sarcoma Foundation of America to support sarcoma research nationally and locally. Fifty percent of the net proceeds support the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Research Fund through an unrestricted sarcoma research grant.  Proceeds from last year's will fund one sarcoma research grant, that will be announced in May 2017, as part of SFA's Research Grant Program. In total these races have funded seven sarcoma research grants through the SFA.

2013
Pittsburgh 5K Cure Sarcoma Research Grant
Brian Van Tine, MD, PhD
Washington University, St. Louis
“A metabolomic approach to targeting ASS1 deficient sarcomas”

2014
Pittsburgh 5K Cure Sarcoma Research Grant
Liang-Chuan Wang, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
“CAR T Cell Therapy for Sarcoma”

2015
Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma Co-Founder Carl Firetto Memorial Research Award
Meenakshi Hegde, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
“Adoptive cellular therapy for Ewing's sarcoma”

Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma Co-Founder Bill Suit Memorial Research Award
Steven Katz, MD
Roger Williams Hospital
“Pre-clinical development of anti-KIT CAR-Ts for metastatic GIST”

2016
Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma Co-Founder Carl Firetto Memorial Research Award
William Karl Decker, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
“Outbred Canine Model of Adjuvant Immunotherapy for Angiosarcoma”

Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma Co-Founder Bill Suit Memorial Research Award
Lionel Mu-Lo Chow, MD, PhD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
“A Novel Genetically Engineered Mouse Model for Angiosarcoma: Molecular Characterization and Comparison to Human Angiosarcoma to Develop Targeted Therapy”

2017
Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma Research Award
Cheryl London, DVM, PhD
Tufts Medical Center
“Interrogating the regulation, function and therapeutic potential of monocarboxylate transporters in osteosarcoma”

 

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