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$250,000 gift from the Manherz Family for Research Initiative for Sarcoma Evidence

Published: March 7, 2012
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The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the recent gift of $250,000 from the Manherz Family for the Research Initiative for Sarcoma Evidence (RISE) within the Division of Orthopedic Surgery and the Centre for Evidence-based Orthopedics (CEO) at McMaster University. These funds will be used to advance clinical research in sarcoma surgery, and ultimately improve the care of sarcoma patients.

The deliverables of the Gift will be to establish:

  • An Associate Director of the research program
  • Education and support for computer navigation surgery in sarcoma surgery
  • High quality clinical trials in Sarcoma surgical management
  • An annual Sarcoma Research Symposium that will bring world leaders together at McMaster
  • A research environment that will foster the development of several high quality research publication results and within two years, have the capacity to lead Canada in clinical research in this field of study

To date, we have appointed Dr. Benjamin Deheshi as the Associate Director. RISE has already achieved success with the recent OREF grant awarded to Drs. Ghert and Deheshi for the Prophylactic Antibiotic Regimens In Tumor Surgery (PARITY) clinical trial which is the first clinical trial in sarcoma surgery in the world.

"This gift from the Manherz Family is truly remarkable. It will be key in assisting us in our goals of advancing clinical research in sarcoma and will lead to direct improvements in sarcoma patient care," said Dr. Ben Deheshi.

The Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery and the newly formed Research Initiative for Sarcoma Evidence are grateful for the generosity of Robert and Arlene Manherz.

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