Grant Awards

Sept 2013 Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation and The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative have come together to fund a $150,000 grant for promising leiomyosarcoma research at Stanford University.

Grant Funds the Study of Three Therapeutic Targets in Leiomyosarcoma .

 

April 2011 Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation and The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative are pleased to announce the joint funding of a $50,000 research grant, “The Effect of Mir-17-92 Dysregulation in Leiomyosarcoma-Genesis.”

 

January 2010 $25,000 was awarded to Dr. Sandra Orsulic of Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. This is the second installment of a $50,000 grant provided by LMSarcoma Direct Research Foundation. Dr. Orsulic has also received grants from NIH (R01-CA103924), Ovarian Cancer Research Fund,Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative, and the Sarcoma Foundation of America.

 

November 2009 Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation awards$50,000 Research Grant to Stanford to be used in The Dr. Matthijs van de Rijn Gift Fund. Dr. van de Rijn and his team continue to research leiomyosarcoma. 
Dr. Matt’s Research: Dr. Matt van de Rijn has provided this link to the Stanford Tissue Microarray Consortium with their research on the ‘Prognostic significance of macrophage infiltration in leiomyosarcomas’.

 

August 2009 $25,000 was awarded to Dr. Sandra Orsulic of Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. This is the first installment of a $50,000 grant provided by LMSarcoma Direct Research Foundation. Dr. Orsulic has also received grants from NIH (R01-CA103924), Ovarian Cancer Research Fund,Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative, and the Sarcoma Foundation of America.

 

April 2008 Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation awards $50,000 Research Grant. Matt van de Rijn M.D., of Stanford University; Jonathan Fletcher M.D., of Dana Farber Cancer Center and Chris Coreless M.D., of Washington State University have formed a research collaborative to work together as a team towards seeking the cure for Leiomyosarcoma.

 

These researchers are already well known among the Leiomyosarcoma community of patients and professionals. This project will need considerably more funding as it progresses over time and LMSdr hopes to make future contributions.

 

June 2007 $25,000 Research Grant – donated by LMSdr in tandem with $25,000 from Liddy Shriver Foundation ($50,000 total grant) to NYU School of Medicine. Grant for Eva Hernando LMS project.

 

February 2007 Non-Research. $1,000 donated to ACOR Listserve for equipment failure problem. ACOR is the Listserve utilized by Leiomyosarcoma patients to share information and is a necessity for the LMS community being able to communicate together.

 

December 2006 $40,000 Research Grant to Matt Van de Rijn at Stanford University. Leiomyosarcoma Research – Microarray.