Second Fundraiser in the Memory of Anthony Salisbury (AJ)

On January 26 2009, we lost Anthony Salisbury (AJ) to ASPS. AJ’s fiancée, family and friends remain committed to finding a cure for ASPS. In February 2009, they organized “Knockin’ Down ASPS”, the first fundraiser in AJ’s memory. This year, on Saturday, April 10, the second AJ memorial fundraiser, “Knockin’ Down ASPS” will take place. Donations will support the ongoing research studies of Dr. Glenn Dranoff at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. Dranoff developed the first cancer vaccine (GVAX) clinical trial for ASPS patients. The results of this ongoing research will hopefully lead to the opening of another clinical trial. Please click the thumbnail below to read the full details. We thank the organizers of the fundraiser, and all of you who will participate and donate in favor of our efforts to find cure for ASPS.

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Yosef Landesman, Ph.D.
President & Cancer Research Director
Cure Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma International (iCureASPS)
e-mail:
landesmany@yahoo.com

Camilla’s Story

Dear ASPS community,
Below is a personal story of Camilla who was diagnosed having ASPS in 1983 and today she is cancer free. If you wish to read more of Camilla’s story and ask her questions please check our forum. More details will appear soon in the “Personal updates” section. 

Camilla’s Story:
In 1983 I was diagnosed with metastatic Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma. I had a large tumor in my right inner thigh, 25 metastatic tumors in my right lung and approximately 30 metastatic tumors in my left lung. I started immediately an aggressive treatment, which included 4 surgeries to remove the primary and the metastatic ASPS tumors from my body. Then I had 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy.

Twenty four years have passed since I was diagnosed and 20 years since my last chemotherapy treatment. I am currently living a healthy, cancer free life in Portland OR , and I am an ER nurse. 

In 1997, despite all the toxic chemotherapy, I had a beautiful son. I am truly lucky.

Camilla