The Northwest Sarcoma Foundation (“NWSF”) was among 10 organizations to receive grants from the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program (“Community Partnership Program”) this funding cycle. This is an exciting opportunity and fuels our mission to provide support for Sarcoma patients. Outreach programs, for Sarcoma patients, are as rare as the cancers themselves. The grant award will fund preliminary research for creating an outreach program tailored to the specific needs of Sarcoma patients. The grant work includes; a broad-based survey, literature review and focus group. The goal is to learn how we, as a community, can support families fighting rare cancers. The hope is to provide an outreach program that will help reduce stress, provide support and improve treatment outcomes.
The project is funded through the Community Partnership Program. This program is designed to build sustainable collaborations with Oregon communities by providing grants and other resources to foster development of community-identified cancer prevention, early detection,treatment and survivorship projects. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has made a decade-long commitment to invest in this program to develop robust, sustainable programs that benefit the health of all Oregonians. Additional information about the program is available on the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s website.