Research clinicians from the US and abroad participated in a scientific research roundtable this past September to establish the most important issues facing leiomyosarcoma (LMS) research and clinical trials. The workshop, expected to be an annual event, is a joint effort of the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation (NLMSF) and Sarcoma Patients EuroNet (SPAEN).
The roundtable’s mission is to bring together sarcoma experts for a meeting dedicated to LMS, where participants discuss the present state of LMS and the continued challenges of diagnosis and treatment. Its goal is to develop working plans to close the gaps in LMS patient care and improve LMS patient-care protocols. They also advise the NLMSF on worthy and important research projects that deserve the foundation’s future funding efforts.
Plans for roundtable meetings in 2020 and 2021 are already underway. Between the annual meetings, workgroups continue to take steps toward addressing the issues identified by the roundtable. For more information on the roundtable and NLMSF, visit: https://nlmsf.org.