Its About All of Us
Champions of Hope-
Champions of Hope-
About Us- Its about all of us
The National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation (NLMSF) was founded on July 14, 2001 and exists today as a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization and a member of the GuideStar Exchange (Silver Participant). The Foundation continues to be dedicated to general sarcoma and specific LMS research projects that hold promise for advancing LMS treatment breakthroughs.
We honor our patients/ families/caregivers for supporting and believing in the mission of the foundation.
We honor our sarcoma/LMS researchers for their collaborative partnership with the foundation for patient education /advocacy.
The foundation and its followers stand behind the researchers in funding support of their sarcoma/LMS research efforts. They are our lifeline for survivorship.
Our Mission Matters:
- Patient/family/ caregiver education and support
- LMS research funding
- Patient advocacy
- Resource collaboration with other organizations
The National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation is a premier patient advocacy organization devoted to this rare form of cancer, provides the basis outstanding service in so many different ways: as a source of authoritative information for leiomyosarcoma patients via numerous annual patient education conferences held throughout the United States annually, by connecting patients to physician experts in this disease for their treatment, and by fundraising to support the cutting edge research needed if we are to successfully develop new therapies for leiomyosarcoma. Unique in these functions, the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation, under the leadership of Mitch and Annie Achee, is a beacon of hope for patients, caregivers, and researchers alike!
Dr. George Demetri
Dr. Matt Van de Rijn
Stanford University Medical Center
"For more than a decade, the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation has supported the research on novel prognostic markers and potential therapeutic targets for LMS in our laboratory at Stanford University. This support has allowed us to pursue many projects and we hope to continue this collaboration in the future."-Dr. Matt Van de Rijn
Dr. Kurt Weiss, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgical Oncologist Ass't Prof. Orthopedic Surgery Director - Bone /STS lab UPMC Cancer Center - Pittsburgh
The National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation (NLMSF) is truly committed to research, education, and support. They have been a major force in building successful collaborations between researchers so that we can better serve our heroic patients. As a sarcoma surgeon and scientist, I am grateful for the NLMSF's continued support and unwavering commitment to find better treatments for leiomyosarcoma.
Dr. Vinod Ravi
Assistant Professor, Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Adjunct Faculty, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
"The NLMSF is providing valuable support to the leiomyosarcoma patient community with its collaborative patient education symposia across the USA, in the UK, and Canada. The LMS Research Work Group at MD Anderson appreciated the patient program opportunity with the NLMSF, and future LMS research support will be important."-Dr. Ravi
Everyday Heroes Among Us
Everyday Heroes Among Us --- Our Researchers
Below are our researchers introduced in alphabetical order: