Announcements


OTTAWA, ON – June 19, 2015
Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada's 10x10 Campaign Celebrates Canada's Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week

It's time to share the sarcoma cancer story.

This year's Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week runs from June 20-27. As Canada's leading voice of the sarcoma community, the Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada wants your help in making a video which will raise aware-ness about sarcoma cancer while bringing Canadians together to share their experiences and stories. We're calling the video #knowsarcoma

We want you to be part of this campaign!

1. Just create a very brief video of no more than 45 seconds stating what you want the rest of the world to know about sarcoma cancer. It could be about what it feels like to personally experience sarcoma cancer. It could be about what it is like to care for someone with sarcoma cancer. It could be about the need for better resources, better education, more funding. It can be happy or sad, you can shoot the video anywhere you want (as long as it's quiet enough for us to hear what you want to share).

2. Then share the video by uploading it to YouTube or Twitter or SCFC's Facebook page with the hashtag #knowsarcoma.

3. We will take 10 of the clips and create a compilation video that helps people understand what sarcoma cancer is all about, while sharing all of the videos created to raise awareness about sarcoma cancer across Canada.

Finally, when the video compilation is complete, we will share it with you all and we would ask you to share the video with 10 friends and ask each one of them to donate $10 at sarcomacancer.ca. Our goal is to raise awareness, share knowledge and raise money for sarcoma cancer research.

Stay tuned for more details!


OTTAWA, ON – June 16, 2015
Minister Ambrose Celebrates Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week in Canada

Today, in front of the memorial to Canadian hero Terry Fox, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, alongside Diana Arajs, Chair of the Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada, celebrated Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week in Canada by shedding light on a still relatively unknown cancer. To read more follow this link.


OTTAWA, ON – June 17, 2014
Minister Ambrose celebrates Canada’s Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week and announces funding for Sarcoma Cancer Research

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, marked Canada’s Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week, June 16 to 22, 2014 by visiting with researchers, clinicians, sarcoma cancer patients, and survivors at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). The Minister was joined by Diana Arajs, Founder and Chair of the Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada (SCFC), Dr. Jane Aubin, Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice-President, Research and Knowledge Translation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Dr. Duncan Stewart, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director of OHRI, and Dr. Shailendra Verma, a medical oncologist and sarcoma expert at The Ottawa Hospital. To read more follow this link.


TORONTO, ON – November 22, 2013

Metro newspaper has a 2-page spread on SCFC today including a patient profile, an article on our support of Dr. Razak's work and an article on our survey results of this past summer.

Follow this link to the article .


TORONTO, ON – September 24, 2013

It’s been a busy year for SCFC so far with new projects launching and still more to come!

Our second semi-annual newsletter outlines upcoming sarcoma cancer events in Canada, as well as exciting SCFC developments, such as being able to support cutting-edge research for a new sarcoma treatment.

Please as always, get in touch with us at any time whether to share your story with others or to find support.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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TORONTO, ON – Jun 17, 2013
Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada Launches The First Canadian National Awareness Week. New research commissioned by the Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada confirms that sarcoma is the "forgotten cancer", with only one third of Canadians knowing what the disease is and a quarter saying they have never heard of it. Further, only 17 per cent of Canadians correctly identified sarcoma as the disease that claimed the life of Canadian icon Terry Fox. To read more follow the news release .


TORONTO, ON – March 19, 2013
Canada’s National Voice For Sarcoma Cancer Leads The Way In Supporting Cutting-Edge Sarcoma Research in Canada
The Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada (SCFC) is pleased to announce its support for the work being done by leading sarcoma researcher Dr. Albiruni Razak in Toronto. Dr. Razak was appointed to the inaugural SCFC Clinical Fellowship Chair at Mount Sinai hospital by the Foundation in 2011. To read more follow this link.


TORONTO, ON ― December 11, 2012
As 2012 draws to a close, we at SCFC wanted to update you on some of our recent projects and the latest sarcoma news. November 30th marked our second anniversary as an organization and it's been a busy year with many exciting events and initiatives.

Our first semi-annual newsletter contains updates, a Q&A with our Mount Sinai fellow, information on how to keep in touch with us throughout the year, and much more. We would love to hear from you, and encourage you to contact us at any time with questions, to get involved, or with information that you think others might find helpful!


TORONTO, ON ― November 30, 2010 ― At their official launch event today, the Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada (SCFC) announced a $250,000 gift to establish the Vera Arajs Clinical Research Fellowship in Sarcoma at Mount Sinai Hospital. The fellowship will provide important sub-specialty physician training and clinical research into this rare form of bone and soft tissue cancer that affects approximately 500 Canadians each year. ... (more)

In the News


CTV News

OTTAWA, ON ― June 18, 2014 - CTV News - Ambrose breaks down at cancer event

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose became emotional while speaking at a cancer awareness event Tuesday, breaking down in tears and explaining to the audience that her family has been touched by the disease.

YAmbrose was making a funding announcement at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, as part of Sarcoma Cancer Awareness week. view footage


Ottawa Sun

OTTAWA, ON ― June 17, 2014 - Ottawa Sun - Researchers get $1.2M to study rare cancer

It claimed Terry Fox's leg and then his life.

Yet sarcoma -- which began in the legendary young runner's bones, though it also attacks muscle, nerves, fat and blood vessels -- somehow remains what advocates call the cancer that no one has heard of. read article


680 News

TORONTO, ON ― December 1, 2010 ― Sarcoma is a very rare type of cancer that claimed the life of Dr. Sheela Basrur, the woman who guided Toronto through the SARS outbreak. As 680's Eva Fragiskatos reports, Mount Sinai hospital has been given a large gift to provide more research for the disease.


Medical Post

TORONTO, ON ― December 1, 2010 ― The just-created Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of Canada has donated $250,000 to establish the Vera Arajs clinical research fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. The fellowship will provide subspecialty physician training and clinical research into sarcoma. Here, at the foundation launch event, are (from left): Bob Rubinoff, co-chairman of the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation Board; Kyle Miller, an osteogenic sarcoma survivor who carried the Olympic torch in Beijing in 2008; Diana Arajs, chairwoman of the foundation and daughter of Vera Arajs who died due to sarcoma; and Dr. Jay Wunder, surgeon-in-chief and head of the division of orthopedic surgery at Mount Sinai.


Sarcoma News

Read about new online information about Sarcoma Cancer.