Mitch Achee, MD Retired Radiologist; Leiomyosarcoma Survivor, National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation Mitchell “Mitch” Achee is a retired Diagnostic Radiologist and a leiomyosarcoma survivor. He has been interested and involved in patient advocacy since his diagnosis in 2011. Since 2013 he has served on the Board of Directors of the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation (NLMSF) that was created in 2001. It was the first foundation to provide support to leiomyosarcoma patients and their families. The mission of the NLMSF to provide education, support, advocacy and research for the LMS Community as we move forward in the quest for the cure. We want all patients to be well informed about leiomyosarcoma so that they can become their best self-advocates and active participants in their sarcoma care team. Doing so gives them the best opportunity for improved survival. I feel that participation in the SARC Research Advocacy Committee gives me the opportunity to better understand what is involved in the development of clinical trials, to be a voice for patients during the creation of future trials and to be better able to inform patients about clinical trials so they can participate in clinical trials that may be of benefit to them. The Committee also provides a platform to interact and collaborate with advocates for other sarcoma subtypes.