Welcome to SARC Talk, our monthly podcast. Hosted by SARC‘s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Scott Okuno, SARC Talk explores all things related to sarcoma, including interviews with sarcoma researchers, discussions of innovative scientific initiatives in the field of sarcoma, and updates on the activities of SARC.

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William Tap
Brian Van Tine

Episode 1

This is the inaugural SARC Talk podcast. Our guests are Dr. William Tap from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dr. Brian Van Tine from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Episode 2

On our second episode of SARC Talk, we are pleased to have Dr. Inga-Marie Schaefer from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Shreyaskumar Patel

Episode 3

This SARC Talk episode features Dr. Shreyaskumar Patel from MD Anderson. Dr. Patel discusses the beginning of SARC, sarcoma trials, career paths, and more.

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Angela Hirbe
Lara Davis

Episode 4

This episode features Dr. Angela Hirbe from Washington University in St. Louis and Dr. Lara Davis from Oregon Health and Science University.

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Denise Robinson

Episode 5

This episode of SARC Talk features Denise Robinson from the EHE Foundation. Denise joins Dr. Scott Okuno to talk about EHE, research, and patient advocacy.

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James L. Chen

Episode 6

This episode of SARC Talk features Dr. James Chen, MD, Tempus Labs and The Ohio State University. Dr. Chen introduces us to the world of bioinformatics. He speaks on the current role of bioinformatics and the future it will have in medical research.

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Episode 7

This episode of SARC Talk features Eric Lien from Rein In Sarcoma. Eric discusses the role this organization has in the education of sarcoma, the support to patients and care givers, and research towards treatments for sarcoma.

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Research Advocacy Council SERIES: PART 1

This episode of SARC Talk is part one of three of SARC’s Research Advocacy Council meeting series. This episode features Dr. Mitch Achee, MD from the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation; Caralynn Hampson from SARC; and Allison Sole from the Alan B. Slifka Foundation

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Research Advocacy Council SERIES: PART 2

This episode of SARC Talk is part two of three of SARC’s Research Advocacy Council meeting series. This episode features Dr. Yvette Ho, MD, Dr. Erica Giles, MD, and Dr. Jessica Jones, MD from the UT Houston Sarcoma Team. 

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Research Advocacy Council SERIES: PART 3

This episode of SARC Talk is the last segment of the three-part SARC’s Research Advocacy Council meeting series. This episode features Annie Achee (National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation), Lennie Woods (Clear Cell Sarcoma Foundation), and Peter Fantozzi (Northwest Sarcoma Foundation). They talk about the importance of bringing sarcoma advocacy groups together.

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Mark Dickson MD

Episode 8

This episode of SARC Talk features Dr. Mark Dickson, MD sharing valuable insight on liposarcoma. Dr. Dickson will delve into the various kinds of liposarcoma, providing a comprehensive overview of the disease and the latest advancements in research and clinical trials. Liposarcoma, a malignant tumor that arises from fat tissue, presents unique challenges due to its diverse subtypes and complex nature. Dr. Dickson brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will undoubtedly shed light on this complex disease and offer hope to patients and their families.

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Scott Okuno
MIB Agents logo: Make it better for kids with osteosarcoma


SARC and MIB Agents join forces yet again discussing how both organizations work together to drive collaboration in the sarcoma community and support sarcoma research. With Dr. Scott Okuno, MD and Ann Graham. Find out more about MIB Agents here.

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Roberta Sanfilippo

Episode 10

This episode of SARC Talk features Dr. Roberta Sanfilippo from Instituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan, Italy. Dr. Sanfilippo shares her insights on mentorship, collaboration, and clinical trials in Europe. With her extensive research experience in liposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, and uterine sarcoma, Dr. Sanfilippo brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.

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Episode 11

This episode of SARC Talk features Dr. Jonathan Trent, MD, PhD. from the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Trent shares is knowledge on PEComas (perivascular epithelioid cell tumor), a rare soft tissue tumor.

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Dr. Damon Reed

Episode 12

In this episode of SARC Talk, we are joined by Dr. Damon Reed from Memorial Sloan Cancer Center. Dr. Reed shares his insights on the current state of pediatric sarcoma research and the challenges that researchers face in the field. He also discusses the importance of tumor boards and how they can help to drive progress in sarcoma research. One of the highlights of our discussion is the development of the Evolutionary Tumor Board model. Dr. Reed explains how this model works and how it could help to accelerate the pace of discovery in the field.

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Episode 13

This episode of SARC Talk features Dr. David Kirsch, MD, PhD, a Radiation Oncologist from the University of Toronto. In this episode, Dr. Kirsch sheds light on the vital role of radiation oncology in sarcoma, including clinical trial opportunities and the future of the field. Tune in for an insightful conversation that will deepen your understanding of the intersection between sarcoma and radiation oncology.

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Steven Young Square

Episode 14

This episode features SARC’s CEO and President Steven Young. Steven speaks all about SARC, past, present, and future. In this episode, he shares insights into the challenges faced, the milestones achieved, and the values that have guided SARC through the years. Looking ahead, Steven paints a vivid picture of the exciting future that lies ahead for SARC. He discusses innovative projects, upcoming initiatives, and the organization’s commitment to making a positive impact on the sarcoma community.

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