Many sarcoma patients face outdated chemotherapy protocols and underfunded research, and little in the way of new and updated treatments. Northwest Sarcoma Foundation's board of directors established a research fund of $100,000 in January of 2008, in hopes of raising $1,000,000 to fund newer and better treatment options for sarcoma patients. In 2013 and 2014, the foundation made what it hopes to be the first of many annual gifts to research (see Newsworthy for more information on this year's recipients). Each year, at the annual meeting of the board of directors, a decision will be made about how to spend the funds raised for research to best serve sarcoma patients and the research community.
Seth M. Pollack, MD