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.
VANDERBILT SARCOMA CENTER EDUCATION VIDEO – with Dr. Elizabeth Davis Patient Learning hour about sarcoma and information about the NLMSF
THE A B C’s OF A NEW DIAGNOSIS – THE MAYO CLINIC / THE NLMSF The Mayo Clinic and the NLMSF present:
Learning About Cancer
The ABC’s of a Sarcoma Diagnosis
Dr Priya Chudasama’s Presentation on the Importance of Telomeres in Leiomyosarcoma
Dr Brian Van Tine’s Presentation on Unesbulin for the Treatment of Leiomyosarcoma (Video here)
Recorded Program: https://youtu.be/62gyn3nt6Z8
Dr. Chrisian Meyer, Johns Hopkins Sarcoma Center
– DISCUSSION TOPIC: Recent publication in the Journal of Clinical Oncology:
Immunotherapy for Sarcoma: A Work in Progress https://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JCO.21.01338
Drs. Hemming and Llosa’s Presentations
ctDNA and Liquid Biopsy presentation by
Dr. Kristen Ganjoo March 24, 2022
Kenneth Cardona, MD/ Department of Surgery/ Emory University School Of Medicine/ Atl, GA Home/ Winship Cancer Institute
Dr. Kenneth Cardonna Sarcoma Surgeon at Emory University discusses the Role of Nomograms in the Treatment of LMS and the Potential Future Impact of Circulating Tumor DNA on the Treatment of LMS
Presentation by Joanna Pryzbyl, PhD, McGill University, Montreal Canada, and previously Van de Rijn lab, Stanford Univ.
TOPICS: latest LMS-specific research focus;
ctDNA; MULTI-OMIC PROFILING; Immune Cell infiltrates, and working with the NLMSF-SPAEN International LMS Research Roundtable focus workgroup in 2022.
Dr. Dale Shepard, MD – Cleveland, OH | OncologyDale Randall Shepard, MD, PhD Oncology • Cleveland, OH Gastrointestinal Cancer,
Genitourinary Oncology, Hematologic Oncology, Sarcoma Staff, Solid Tumor Oncology
and Geriatric Medicine; Co Director Taussig Oncology
PRESENTATION: Current LMS / Sarcoma research projects at the Cleveland Clinic, and perspectives on the status of ctDNA for Sarcoma / LMS application for the future – where do we stand currently?
Patient-family/Caregiver Advocacy Roundtable Program: (YouTube Link)
Dr. Seth Pollack announces the National Leiomyosarcoma Sarcoma Foundation’s latest research commitment for 2021 and 2022 in addition to the other NLMSF research commitments from last year.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vj10ld3m1r468q3/SA2_C.mp4?dl=0 Your Support makes it all happen / makes all the difference – and see last year’s announcement link in the latest newsletter. Enjoy this year’s Connective Tissue Oncology Society announcement. Please know that these research endeavors can impact ANY SARCOMA SUBTYPE, and the LMS International Research Roundtable membership is driven by ALL SARCOMA RESEARCHERS! REMEMBER: W E ARE A L L IN THIS TOGETHER! Thank you!
The NLMSF – LMS LIVE RESEARCH CONNECTION SERIES
moderated by Dr. J. Trent
ctDNA RESEARCH INITIATIVES FOR SARCOMAS / LMS
– WHERE WE STAND SO FAR TODAY . . . .
Dr. Matt Hemming’s Presentation: (Youtube presentation link)
2019 Research article publication: (Reseachgate.com research article link)
Dr. Brian Crompton and Dr Jonathan Trent’s Presentations: (Youtube presentation link)
Dr, Trent’s presentation – references Dr. Junaid Arshad’s 2020 research publication: (Researchgate.com research link)
Count Me In – Natural history data collection for LMS (Video)
Vanderbilt-Ingam Patient-Family LMS Education Symposium – “Facing LMS Together” (Video)
Moffitt Mihaela Druta, MD Specialty: Medical Oncology Subspecialty: Medical Oncology, Hematology Program: Sarcoma
Bela Kis, MD, Phd Specialty: Interventional Radiology Program: Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology
Including the MOFFITT SARCOMA FACULTY for Patient-Family Q & A/group Discussion (Program Not Recorded)
DISCUSSION TOPIC: Liver directed treatment of liver dominant metastatic leiomyosarcoma – Techniques and CTs from our patients. Diagnostic Imaging for LMS
Imerman Angels and NLMSF Connect to Hope – Coping
(program not record) – Discussions highlighted – Click Here
NLMSF PATIENT-CAREGIVER ADVOCACY ROUNDTABLE
Dr. Brian Van Tine, Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis MO
RECORDED PROGRAM: https://youtu.be/S-7eeWDd1lQ
Dr. Van Tine will discuss the LMS Research Roundtable and the LMS-specific scientific workgroup projects, LMS research updates, and especially updates on his work in Arginine Deiminase for sarcomas and application to LMS.
The role of Radiation Oncology for LMS by Dr. Anush Kalbasi, MD – Radiation Oncologist UCLA: Video
Radiation and its purpose in leiomyosarcoma care by Dr Arash Naghavi, Moffitt Cancer Center: Video
NLMSF LMS – LIVE CURRENT RESEARCH CONNECTION SERIES – July 15, 2021 – Video Recording Featuring Dr. Matt Ingham, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia Univ, NY
Dr. Felippe Souva, Sylvester Cancer Center, Miami, FL
MODERATOR: Jonathan Trent, MD, PhD – Sylvester Cancer Institute, Miami, FL
PANEL PRESENTATION AGENDA TOPICS:
– the research they are involved in currently – and the implications for treatment options for the future.
– what they see in the pipeline / on the horizon for important research that could be a hopeful game changer for LMS – with mention of involvement in the NLMSF-SPAEN International LMS Research Roundtable.
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Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Sarcoma Research Clinician, Vanderbilt Cancer Center
Guest Speaker – Patient-Caregiver Advocacy Roundtable presentation
TOM KUBINSKI – Caregiver, Author, Two-time Cancer Survivor on COPING as a Caregiver and as a Patient :Video
Support Video for Coping
Black Family Cancer Awareness: Video
A VIDEO PRESENTATION FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED LMS PATIENTS –
A Panel discussion by Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Care Team clinicians from across the country:
“FACING THE CHALLENGE OF AN LMS DIAGNOSIS” – Introductory Video from Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Team Specialists: Video Presentation Here
Scott Okuno, MD, Mayo Clinic – Rochester,NY
Research Oncologist/ Head of Sarcoma Clinic
Executive Chair, NLMSF Executive Committee
Recorded program for the Survivors Inspire Peer Network of the NLMSF
Discussion Topic: LMS treatment updates from the Mayo Clinic, and research updates; the LMS Research Roundtable of the NLMSF-SPAEN
Brian Kadera, MD
Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Ronald Reagan Med. CenterTopic: Surgical Management of LMShttps://youtu.be/MyZQrndW_5g
Carrie D’Andrea, Nurse Navigator Presentation on the Role of a Nurse Navigator
NLMSF Carrie D’Andrea: Power Point
Kristi Cromwell, Writing for Wellness mini-Workshop
NLMSF Kristi Cromwell introduction: Power Point
Dr. Priya Bhosale, Radiologist
Department of Abdominal Imaging/
Division of Diagnostic Imaging
MD Anderson Cancer Center
• The role of diagnostic imaging in sarcoma
WRITING FOR WELLNESS Presentation:
Robert Lurie Cancer Center,
Kristin Ganjoo, MD Stanford Medical Health Care
NLMSF – SPAEN International LMS Research Roundtable member
Recorded presentation to the NLMSF Patient-Caregiver Advocacy Roundtable on Current LMS Treatments, Clinical Trial Updates: https://youtu.be/Fs_yIIK9g7E
Barbara Van Hare, Director of Partnerships – Rare Cancer Research Foundation/Pattern.org Consultant – Rare Cancer Dependency Map at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Recorded presentation to the NLMSF Survivors Inspire Peer Network on patient donated tumor tissue through Pattern.org and Broad Cell Line Project updates on LMS cell Lines sponsored by the NLMSF https://youtu.be/
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 updates https://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 Strategies https://youtu.be/i0lmbOmKouM
Dr. Aimee Crago, Sarcoma Surgical Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering – Guest Speaker – Patient-Caregiver Advocacy Roundtable
Presentation: Surgical Management of LMS https://youtu.be/WKGfH1M1be8
Dr. Seth Pollack’s NLMSF Grant Presentation at CTOS
Executive Committee of the NLMSF – SPAEN International LMS Research Roundtable
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 youtube presentation
Related research information:
Endometrial Sampling for Preoperative Diagnosis of Uterine Leiomyosarcoma
Preoperative Blood Inflammatory Markers for the Differentiation of Uterine Leiomyosarcoma from Leiomyoma: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34211296/
Atypical presentation of intravascular leiomyomatosis mimicking advanced uterine sarcoma: modified laterally extended endopelvic resection with preservation of pelvic neural structures (Link)
Gynecological sarcomas represent 3% to 4% of all gynecological malignancies and 13% of all sarcomas. The uterus is the most frequent primary site (83%); less frequently sarcomas are diagnosed originating from the ovary (8%), vulva and vagina (5%), and other gynecologic organs (2%). As the classification of gynecologic sarcomas continues to diversify, so does the management. Accurate histopathologic diagnosis, utilizing appropriate ancillary immunohistochemical and molecular analysis, could lead to a more personalized approach. However, there are subtypes that require further definition, with regard to putative predictive markers and optimal management. The aim of this review is to highlight the importance of accurate diagnosis and classification of gynecologic sarcoma subtypes by the surgical pathologist in order to provide more tailored systemic treatment, and to highlight the increasing importance of close collaboration between the pathologist and the oncologist.
Nancy Brook, Social Worker – Stanford Medical Center Guest Speaker – Survivors Inspire Peer Network
Presentation – Coping during and after treatment https://youtu.be/834z6_D5x34
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
Elizabeth Davis, MD – Vanderbilt Cancer Center
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
Debra Friedman, MD REACH for Survivorship – Vanderbilt Cancer Center
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
Director, Rare Cancer Research Foundation
Partner with the NLMSF since 2017
for LMS to be one of 10 rare cancers
included in the Pilot Cancer Cell Line Project
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
Dr. Abby Sandler
NCI Executive Director
NCI MyPart Network – for
patient-driven natural history information
and data collection
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