SARC has awarded the following recipients the SARC Career Development Award. We are proud to support these young investigators as they begin their careers in the field of sarcoma.

2022 Award recipient

Lillian Guenther

LILLIAN GUENTHER, MD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

AWARD TITLE – Investigation of SMARCAL1: A Novel Vulnerability in MYC-Amplified Osteosarcoma

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2019 Award recipient

INGA-MARIE SCHAEFER, MD

Instructor

Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

AWARD TITLE – Targeting cell cycle dysregulation in GIST

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2018 Award recipient

Anusha Kalbasi

ANUSHA KALBASI, MD

Radiation Oncologist, Translational Scientist

Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Cellular and Molecular Oncology, UCLA

AWARD TITLE – Uncovering the role of myeloid cells in the anti-tumor immune response of undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma

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2017 Award recipient

Robbie Majzner

Robbie majzner, MD

Instructor

Stanford University School of Medicine

AWARD TITLE – A Novel Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell Targeting B7-H3 for the Treatment of Pediatric Sarcomas

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2016 Award recipients

angela hirbe, MD, phd

Research, Clinical Fellow

Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

AWARD TITLE – βIII-spectrin as a biomarker and therapeutic target for Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors

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Lara Davis

lara davis, md

Associate Professor of Medicine, Sarcoma Program Director

Knight Cancer Institute, Translational Oncology Program, Oregon Health & Sciences University

AWARD TITLE – CDK4 inhibition in a molecularly-selected population of sarcomas

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2015 Award recipients

Masanori Hayashi

MASANORI HAYASHI, MD

Research, Clinical Fellow

Pediatric Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, National Cancer Institute

AWARD TITLE – Study of circulating tumor cells and circulating tumor DNA in a novel orthotopic implantation/amputation model system of Ewing’s sarcoma that generates spontaneous metastases

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David Van Mater

DAVID VAN MATER, MD, PHD

Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Duke University

AWARD TITLE – Identify a signaling pathway shared between Kras and injury-induced sarcomas that can be targeted in patients

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2014 Award recipients

James L. Chen

James l. chen, md

Assistant Professor

Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

AWARD TITLE – Predicting Doxorubicin Sensitivity in Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma

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Armelle Dufrense

armelle dufresne, md, phd

Medical Oncologist

Department of Medical Oncology, Léon-Bérard Center

AWARD TITLE – Dystrophin inactivation in GIST

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David Liebner

David a. liebner

Assistant Professor

Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Ohio State University

AWARD TITLE – Development of a sarcoma tumor registry as platform for translational research

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Cesar Serrano

CESAR SERRANO-GARCÍA, MD

Research Fellow

Translational Sarcoma Research Program, Vall d’Hebron Hospital

AWARD TITLE – Evaluation of the contributions of candidate RMS-relevant genes/pathways in RMS malignancy

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2013 Award recipients

Simone Hettmer

SIMONE HETTMER, MD

Physician

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

AWARD TITLE – Evaluation of the contributions of candidate RMS-relevant genes/pathways in RMS malignancy

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Cigall Kadoch

CIGALL KADOCH, PHD

Associate Professor

Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

AWARD TITLE – Reversing the roles of misdirected chromatin remodeling in human synovial sarcoma

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John Shern

JOHN SHERN, MD

Clinical Fellow

Pediatric Oncology, Johns Hopkins, National Cancer Institute

AWARD TITLE – Identifying novel therapies in pediatric rhabdomyosar-coma using high-output screening for inhibitors of the PAX-FOXO1 Oncogenic Transcription Factor

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2012 Award recipients

Brian Van Tine

BRIAN A. VAN TINE, MD, PHD

Professor of Medicine, Sarcoma Program Director

Department of Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis, MO

AWARD TITLE – Exploiting arginnosucci-nate synthase 1 deficiency in sarcoma

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Adriana Marino Enriquez

ADRIÁN MARIÑO-ENRÍQUEZ, MD

Scientist, Associate Professor

Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA

AWARD TITLE – Genome-wide functional characteriza-tion of GIST: Strategies to maximize kinase-inhibitor response

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2011 Award recipients

Sethe Pollack

SETH M. POLLACK, MD

Acting Instructor

University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

AWARD TITLE – Adoptive T-cell therapy for patients with metastatic sarcoma

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Keila Torres

KEILA ENITT TORRES, MD, PHD

Surgical Oncology Fellow

MD Anderson Cancer Center

AWARD TITLE – The role of the P13K/AKT/mTOR pathway in radiation associated sarcoma (RAS)

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2010 Award recipients

Patrick Grohar

PATRICK J. GROHAR, MD, PHD

Pediatric Oncologist

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

AWARD TITLE – Development of a Small Molecule Therapy Targeting EWS-FLI1

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Joshua Schiffman

JOSHUA D. SCHIFFMAN, MD

Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist

Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

AWARD TITLE – Novel genomic approach to risk-stratify and identify relapse-associated copy number alterations in Ewing’s sarcoma

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2009 Award recipients

Sandra Strauss

SANDRA STRAUSS, MD, PHD

Senior Clinical Lecturer, Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist

University College London Hospital

AWARD TITLE – Anchorage-independent conditions as a model for micrometasta-tic disease in osteosarcoma

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Joseph Ludwig

JOSEPH LUDWIG, MD

Physician-Scientist

Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center

AWARD TITLE – Targeted therapy of Ewing’s Sarcoma via IGF – 1R signaling cascade

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