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New Sarcoma Support Group - Tucson, AZ

Arizona Cancer Center
University Medical Center, North
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ

July 2, 2008

The Arizona Cancer Center, North would like to invite you and your caregiver to a meeting for people with Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma.  Dr. Lee Cranmer, a leading expert on Sarcomas, will present an “Update on the Treatment of Sarcoma.”  The purpose of this meeting is to network and share resources in a support group setting.  We would also like to know if you have any interest in continuing to meet in the future or communicate via e-mail.  This meeting will take place on July 16, 2008, from
3:00-4:30 pm at the Arizona Cancer Center, North Campus, at 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson (Room 1290).

This is a great opportunity to share information and gather support.  We hope you can join us.
There is free parking and refreshments will be served.  

For more information and to RSVP, please call social worker, Jill Winter at 520-694-0845 or e-mail at ***@****.

Yours truly,

Jill Winter, LMSW
Social Worker, Arizona Cancer Center

2 Responses
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About 33 people - patients/survivors/caregivers attended our first meeting July 16th. Most of them agreed to a quarterly meeting schedule - every 3 months for subsequent meetings, and most of them will communicate with each other by e-mail.

The Arizona Cancer Center speaker, Dr. Lee Cranmer stated that a multidisciplinary sarcoma clinic is in the process of being formed in Tucson, with assistance from the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Cranmer is one of the few medical professionals in Arizona that have any sarcoma experience/knowledge.

For the next meeting, we will also invite patients/survivors/caregivers from other parts of Arizona, as some attendees came from the Phoenix and Sierra Vista areas. October 15
is the tentative date for the next meeting.

A member from the Phoenix area wants to pursue the start of a "sister/brother" group
in her metro area.

Gotta spread the word.......

Stan (Staschou)

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Finally, my efforts are paying off -

A dedicated Sarcoma Oncology Clinic will start Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at the Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus, Tucson.

Dr. Lee Cranmer, sarcoma oncologist and Dr. Jim Warneke, surgery oncologist will be at the clinic every Monday mornings. Dr. Matt Seidel, orthopedic oncologist will be at the clinic 2 times a month initially.

It will increase in interdisciplinary functions, but as we all know - $$$ and sarcoma specialists are needed. This is why I championed the local sarcoma support group.......

Time will tell.

With HOPE and LIFE for ALL.

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