The Sarcoma Foundation of America: Advocating for Sarcoma Research With Brandi Felser and Waqas Haque, MD, MPH

At this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Fellows Forum member Dr. Waqas Haque sat down with Brandi Felser, Chief Executive Officer of Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA), the largest private funder of sarcoma research and the largest patient advocacy organization in the sarcoma space.

Listen along to the podcast to hear more about:

  • Felser’s story of how she became involved in patient advocacy work
  • SFA’s mission of advocating for sarcoma patients by funding research and increasing awareness
  • Some of their current initiatives, including Race to Cure Sarcoma events across the country
  • Haque’s perspectives on gaps in education about sarcoma during medical training
  • SFA’s partnerships with community cancer centers to provide education about sarcoma diagnosis, subtypes, and treatment to community oncologists
  • The crucial role of caregivers and ways to best support them and make them part of the conversation
  • The upcoming Sarcoma Hill Day in Washington DC on July 18, an event which brings together sarcoma advocates from across the nation to discuss issues that directly impact patients, caregivers, and families
  • And more!

About Ms. Felser

Brandi Felser is the Chief Executive Officer of Sarcoma Foundation of America. She has more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership, nonprofit development, and cancer research advocacy, including serving as Chief Operating Officer of the National Breast Cancer Coalition. At SFA, she crafts strategies for efforts to expedite research for new therapies and expand education and community programming.

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