Ivan Rock Festival

Ivan Rock Festival

We want to introduce you to the Ivan Rock Festival organized in Quesada, Jaen that will take place in July 29th.

It is a fundraising festival that hopes to collect funds for sarcoma research.

Ivan was a sarcoma patient that struggled tirelessly against his condition, and his friends and relatives want to pay homage to him through this event.

Next July 29th a concert will be organized with only one aim. The festival will be named after Ivan and all those who fight against this scarcely known kind of tumor and rarely healed (also called "the bug"). The objective is to raise as much money as possible for the Spanish Sarcoma Research Group. Nowadays there is still a lot of work ahead to stop this kind of cancer, and the only way to advance on this fight is trying to make everyone cooperate with a grain of salt.

Yesterday it took Ivan, today it could be any of us. Together we are more, together we are one, together we are stronger.

If some day a person beats this cancer it will be worth it. SOME DAY WE WILL BEAT IT, but always we must try it together.

The entrance donation fee will be 5€ for early registration and 7€ on the venue.

For those who do not want or cannot come to the festival but are interested in cooperating there will be a 0 queue with a donation of 2€.

Once more, the aim is purely charitable and all ufunds will be destined to the research of this rare condition. The more funds we get the more lives we will be able to save.

For those who lost their battles, and for those that even today still fight against the impossible, DO NOT HESITATE IN PARTICIPATING.

"TOGETHER WE WILL DEFEAT THE BUG"

During the next days, more information about points of sale, participating bands, and schedule will be released.

Do not only share this event, COOPERATE, any help is valuable!

https://www.facebook.com/IvanRockFestival/

New Patient Association: Vyda

Voice and Broadcast Of the Angiosarcoma

We would like to introduce you a new patient association born to lend voice to the Angiosarcoma condition and be able to raise funds for the research on its treatment. The association was created by the initiative of Fátima Suárez Amorín, who has lived with this disease for the last four years.

You can become a partner member, make one-off donations or regular contributions to help with the Angiosarcoma research.

Their website in under construction, but soon you will have news and activities.

asociacionvyda.org

The submission period for the Mari Paz Jimenez Casado Foundation Scholarships has started

In 2017, the Foundation offers the following scholarship programs:

Clinical turnover for medical and nursery professionals:

Ø 4th Edition of the MPJCF Scholarship of Clinical Rotation on Sarcomas for Medical Training on the advance of the clinical therapy and a better understanding of sarcoma. Mobility Grant for clinical rotations up to 6 months on a National or International Reference Center. Bestows up to 15,000 €

Ø 2nd Edition of the Scholarship of the MPJCF of Oncology Nurse Rotation on Sarcomas. To be carried out on a National reference Center for the training of nurse professionals on handling sarcoma.  Mobility Grant for clinical rotations up to 2 months. Bestows up to 3,750 € or 1,875 €  per month.

Ø 1st Edition of the Scholarship of the MPJCF for international observer, bestowed with 2,000 €



Sarcoma research:

Ø 1ª THREE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP for SARCOMA research help for GEIS members, bestowed with 75,000 € (25,000 € per year) with the goal of enhancing the development of traslational research projects on sarcomas. To be carried out in a national center in order to achieve an advance on a better knowledge, diagnosis and treatment of sarcomas.

 More information

http://www.fundacionmaripazjimenez.org/becas.php

European Sarcoma Policies

On February 8th 2017 a new policy on rare cancer cases was discussed on the European Parliament to improve the response given to these diseases, focused on sarcoma. Representatives of the European Commission, member states, European Parliament, pharmaceutical industry and patient associations were gathered to debate on the key questions for sarcoma patients. The result of the meeting is recorded on the annexed document, a list of policies to guide patients, clinical personnel and industry on handling this situation. Five key areas are identified in order to improve the care of the sarcoma cases.

What is needed to improve sarcoma treatment?

1.- Certified Refence Centers designed for sarcoma on each country
2.- Better professional education for all the healthcare personnel involved in the treatment of sarcoma
3.- Multidisciplinary focus for the care of sarcoma patients
4.- Larger and better incentives to research and innovation
5.- Faster access to efficient treatments

These recommendations are largely also suitable to other rare cancer conditions and therefore can be enforceable to improve the situation of other unfrequent tumors.

You can dowload the document here.

SEOM publishes a consensus with SEAP about GIST on CTO

SEOM just published a new consensus with the SEAP, (Spanish Society of Pathological Anatomy), with the title “Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs): SEAP-SEOM consensus on pathologic and molecular diagnosis” on Clinical and Translational Oncology. This consensus had the collaboration of Bayer and Pfizer. You can download the file here.

José María Buesa Scholarships granted

During the XVIII GEIS Symposium the José María Buesa Scholarhships has been granted. The winners of this edition were:

Project: Clinical and Molecular Determinants of response and progression to KIT inhibition on patients with Stromal Gastrointestinal Tumors (GISTs) with long term response to Imatinib.
Main Researcher: Dr. César Serrano García

Project: Role of the immunomodulation and its relevance as a therapeutic aim on soft tissue sarcomas.
Main Researcher​: Dra. Nadia Hindi Muñiz

Masters Scholarships on Musculoskeletal Tumors

The first edition of the GEIS Musculoskeletal Masters have had a great reception. The first 20 scholarships of 4,000 euros has been granted to the first registered students.

For the GEIS Masters application you must contact: Maria Hidalgo, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The full price, (without the grant) is 8,000 euros.