Home » Faris D. Virani Ewing Sarcoma Center – Three years since inception
Three years ago, in February 2014, Texas Children’s Cancer Center established the Faris D. Virani Ewing Sarcoma Center to bring focus to and emphasis on research and development of better therapies for children affected by this disease.
Our dedication to this mission resonates with the optimism that Faris personified, in whose honor the center was established.
In pursuing our goals for better therapies and a cure for Ewing sarcoma, we continue to focus on efforts on understanding mechanisms of metastasis and therapeutic resistance, determining biomarkers of the disease, understanding tumor metabolism and cancer stem cells as well as identifying and testing new therapies.
Specifically, we have:
We feel confident with the progress we are making against Ewing sarcoma. But our mission has only just begun and as we vigorously move forward we are determined to enhance our efforts until every Ewing sarcoma patient has a chance for a cure.
We sincerely thank everyone who has joined us in this journey to find better therapies and a cure for Ewing sarcoma by providing us moral and financial support, collaborating with us and volunteering for this cause. We look forward to your continued partnership as we begin the fourth year with renewed hope and determination.
Jason Yustein, MD, PhD
Director, Faris D. Virani Ewing Sarcoma Center
Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers