Jeanne Whiting, DTRF Executive Director Emeritus, and Lynne Hernandez, DTRF Executive Director, attended CTOS 2023 in Dublin, Ireland, November 1-4.
The team was honored to connect and collaborate with other patient advocacy groups, researchers, and industry professionals. The conference felt full of energy and the promise of accelerating the science toward more treatment options for desmoid tumors and all sarcoma patients.
Last year’s designation of desmoid tumors as Sarcoma of the Year propelled a year of groundbreaking research in our rare disease. Researchers from varied backgrounds presented multiple scientific posters about desmoid tumors.
The DTRF Patient Registry poster titled, “Characterizing the Patient Journey To Diagnosis of Desmoid Tumor: Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation Natural History Study” was presented at CTOS 2023 by SpringWorks Therapeutics Medical Science Liaison Mitchell Allen, PhD (pictured with Lynne Hernandez, DTRF Executive Director). It won first place in Category 1: Improving Sarcoma Care Globally!
This honor would not have happened without the participation of desmoid tumor patients and caregivers. They are the backbone of this research. Their vast and varied experiences are critical in guiding topics of future desmoid tumor research, and the DTRF is committed to elevating the patient voice wherever we can.
The poster was created in partnership with SpringWorks Therapeutics under the leadership of the DTRF’s Principal Investigator for the Registry, Kelly Mercier, Ph.D., and the poster’s first author, Shengfan Zhou, MS (SpringWorks).