PATIENT AND FAMILY
The NLMSF collaborates annually with major sarcoma centers of excellence to bring important and special educational opportunities to the LMS Community. Listed are program collaborations current and past, (some recorded).
Note: Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, all five in-person LMS education programs originally scheduled in 2020 were postponed. More updates will be provided as available. However, special education programs are taking place by phone or online meeting within the new NLMSF Patient Caregiver Initiatives: NLMSF Patient-Caregiver Advocacy Roundtable and NLMSF Survivors Inspire Peer Network .
of the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation
PATIENTS – CAREGIVERS ADVOCACY ROUNDTABLE
First MONDAY of each month – 7 pm EDT
Join the Patient-Caregiver Advocacy Roundtable Virtual Meeting
Guest Speakers featured for most meetings on topics selected by participants
SURVIVORS INSPIRE PEER NETWORK
Third THURSDAY of each month – 7 pm EDT
Join the Survivors Inspire Peer Network Virtual Meeting
Guest speaker featured at not meetings on important topics selected by participants
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303 808-3437 to join the virtual meetings
The NLMSF Newsletters and FB Support Group will always announce scheduled
meetings and guest speakers for each meeting.
Dr. Sujana Movva, Sarcoma Research Clinician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Guest Speaker – Patient-Caregiver Advocacy RoundtablePresentation: The treatment and management of LMS; clinical trial updateshttps://youtu.be/ChVQYIHc4ew
Victoria Lassen, Clinical Social Worker, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Guest Speaker – Survivors Inspire Peer NetworkPresentation: Mindfulness of Intent – to face anxiety, stress; Coping Strategieshttps://youtu.be/i0lmbOmKouM
Dr. Aimee Crago, Sarcoma Surgical Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering – Guest Speaker – Patient-Caregiver Advocacy RoundtablePresentation: Surgical Management of LMS https://youtu.be/WKGfH1M1be8 Gynecological Health Care Patient Advocacy Virtual Medical Panel
Uterine Fibroids – What You Should Know Before Having Fibroid Surgery http://bit.ly/2K82sFO – the introductory brief about the medical panel you tube presentation
Dr. Seth Pollack’s NLMSF Grant Presentation at CTOS
Executive Committee of the NLMSF – SPAEN International LMS Research Roundtable
OCTOBER 15, 2020
Survivors Inspire Peer Network Meeting
-Employment Rights / Protecting your rights as a cancer patient.
-Telemedicine access – making it easier for patients.
-Pros and cons of telemedicine from the perspectives of patients and providers.
-Current patient/family legislation in the pipeline from the NCCS
Featuring guest speaker, Lindsay Houff. She is Senior Policy Manager at the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. You can view a video of the meeting here.
October 5, 2020
NLMSF Patient-Caregiver Advocacy Roundtable Meeting
-ULMS and aromatase inhibitors
Guest Speaker: Nam Quoc Bui Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine – Oncology Dr. Bui is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford Cancer Institute and a specialist in the Sarcoma and Developmental Therapeutics programs. View the meeting here.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
Survivors Inspire Peer Network Meeting
-Cancer Survivorship and quality of life.
-Side Effects management during and after treatment.
-Update on the Rogel Sarcoma Survivorship Clinic, Univ. of Michigan
Guest Speaker: Denise Reinke has been with SARC since its inception in 2002 assuming increasing responsibilities over the years. She is uniquely positioned to be engaged in sarcoma research given her sarcoma nurse practitioner, investigator on NIH grants, clinical trials, pharmaceutical and business experience. View the meeting here.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2020
Patient – Caregiver Advocacy Roundtable Meeting
-LMS treatments and updates on research genomic testing for LMS.
-Standard of care.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Matt Hemming, Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Hemming received his PhD from Harvard University in 2007 and MD from Harvard Medical School in 2012. Following internal medicine internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, he trained in the Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program. Dr. Hemming is a physician in the Sarcoma Center and conducts basic and translational research in sarcoma.
AUGUST 20, 2020
Participate in the upcoming Survivors Inspire Peer Network as we are joined by Dr. Elizabeth Davis , from the Sarcoma Center at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. She will speak about a review of LMS statistics, treatments, and clinical trial updates, as well as self-advocacy in care.
AUGUST 3, 2020
Join the upcoming Patient-Caregiver Advocacy Roundtable when we are joined by Dr. Alexander Lazar, Department of Pathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center. His topic: Pathology and what it means for patient care, treatment protocol impact, second opinions, and self-advocacy in care.
JULY 16, 2020
Survivors Inspire Peer Network Virtual Meeting featured guest speaker the Founder and Director of REACH FOR SURVIVORSHIP PROGRAM who discussed Survivorship Care Planning and Nutrition during and after treatment. Both impact maintenance of good health and quality of life.
JULY 13, 2020
Patient-Caregiver Advocacy Roundtable featured guest speakers from The Rare Cancer Research Foundation and the Broad Institute of MIT/Harvard speaking about the Cancer Cell Line Project. Patients’ consenting to tumor donation helps global research. Learn more about the collaboration of the NLMSF and the Broad Institute’s Cancer Cell Line Project and Dependency Map – tumor screening.
JUNE 8, 2020
During the Patient -Caregiver Advocacy Roundtable, a special presentation was made by the NCI on their MyPart initiative and what it can mean for the LMS community and future research. Awareness of this information is important to us all as stakeholders of our survivorship. A summary of the presentation is available by emailing email@example.com. You can also learn more here.
MAY 4, 2020
During the Patient – Caregiver Advocacy Roundtable meeting, we heard from Dr. Anette Duensing, MD, of the Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh, PA, She presented information on the importance of pathology and second opinion opportunities for patients. She also discussed current translational research updates going on in her lab. Dr. Duensing is a member of the NLMSF-SPAEN International LMS Research Roundtable.
APRIL 21, 2020
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) met with the NLMSF to discuss several questions posed by the Patient-Caregiver Advocacy Roundtable and offered an extensive Q & A session for participants. 10 representatives from the FDA were on hand for this teleconference. A summary of the meeting is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
SARCOMA WEBINAR SERIES
Dr. Paul Huang of the Royal Marsden Hospital is hosting an ongoing series of Weekly Sarcoma Webinars. The series, organized by Priya Chudasama of the German Cancer Research Center, will be every Wednesday beginning at 11:00 am EDT (unless otherwise specified). These webinars are free and open to the community. LMS and other sarcoma subtypes will be discussed as we connect the clinical and research communities regarding the latest scientific advances. Learn more and register here….
NLMSF COLLABORATES WITH CANCER CARE
UPDATE on Rare Sarcomas – featuring Leiomyosarcoma
with Dr. Breelyn Wilky and Dr .Jonathan Trent – October 11, 2019
JAMES CANCER CENTER/SOLOVE CANCER INSTITUTE: TACKLING LMS, A TEAM SPORT
FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER CENTER/SEATTLE CANCER CARE: FACING SARCOMA / LMS TOGETHER
MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER: FACING LMS TOGETHER
SARCOMA ONCOLOGY CENTER: FACING LMS TOGETHER
DANA FARBER CANCER CENTER: 2019 SARCOMA CONFERENCE
HILLMAN COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER: FACING LMS TOGETHER
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL SARCOMA SYMPOSIUM
MAYO CLINIC: Facing LMS Together
STANFORD HEALTH CARE : FACING LMS TOGETHER
DANA FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE: Annual Sarcoma Conference
MOFFITT CANCER CENTER: FACING LMS TOGETHER Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
UCLA/RONALD REAGAN MEDICAL CENTER
FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER CENTER / SEATTLE CANCER CARE
DANA FARBER CANCER CENTER
KNIGHT CANCER INSTITUTE