The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research directly funds Levine Cancer Institute's and Levine Children's Hospital's research and clinical trials in sarcomas, rare cancers that can occur in bones, muscles, fat, tendons, nerves and other connective tissues. The Foundation also honors the outstanding work and memory of its founder, Paula Takacs by expanding hope, elevating sarcoma awareness and celebrating our local community of sarcoma survivors, caregivers, healthcare teams, loved ones and their families. Sarcomas are diagnosed about 16,000 times each year in the U.S. in adults and children. A 5-year survival rate of only about 50% results from the severely underfunded nature of this lesser-known cancer. Did you know that there is only ONE FDA-approved, first-line treatment for the over 50 types of soft tissue sarcomas that is over 45 years old!? To learn about current Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children's Hospital research funded by our organization, please visit https://paulatakacsfoundation.org/trials-and-studies/. The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Our Federal Tax ID is 27-3366677.
- There are over 50 types of sarcoma, and each one is unique in presentation and treatment.
- The overall 5-year survival rate of people with soft-tissue sarcomas is only 50%.
- About half of sarcoma sufferers are children and young adults under the age of 35.