Our Mission: To provide hope, education, and support to Sarcoma patients and their families in the Pacific Northwest while investing in research to improve cure rates for Sarcomas.

The Northwest Sarcoma Foundation seeks to ensure that everyone who faces Sarcoma in the Pacific Northwest has a care team behind them. Our resource and outreach programs reflect our values:


  • Compassion — Provide comfort through a sympathetic awareness.

  • Advocacy — Promote accurate diagnosis, research and treatment options through our investment in research

  • Responsibility — Provide timely, accurate information and reliable resources.

  • Education — Provide educational materials for patients and families about this disease.

Through prevention education, survivorship, and treatment research, we are fighting to end the devastating impact Sarcoma has on our lives.

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Northwest Sarcoma Foundation was founded in 1996 by Ernest U. Conrad, III, M.D. during his tenure as the Director of the Sarcoma Service, Vice-Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and full professor at the University of Washington Medical Center. The Sarcoma Service was the first multi-disciplinary service established at the University of Washington (1986). The Sarcoma Service holds clinics for patients with Sarcoma through Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Northwest Sarcoma Foundation has grown to have representation in both Washington (Seattle Cancer Care Alliance) and Oregon (Knight Cancer Institute - Oregon Health & Science University) and beyond.


Northwest Sarcoma Foundation serves pediatric and adult patients and families who live in, or are being treated in, the Pacific Northwest, including the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.


Northwest Sarcoma Foundation was established to be a place of support and education for those who are living with a Sarcoma or other rare bone tumor disease. In addition, this site is intended to offer support to friends, family and care givers. Because the information on this site is provided for educational purposes only,  nothing found here is intended to replace medical advice. A physician should always be consulted about medical and health-related issues.


Any reference to other resources made by Northwest Sarcoma Foundation is not an endorsement of any individual, agency or organization.  Northwest Sarcoma Foundation may not necessarily agree with all information provided on other web sites, but has found some value may exist for patients and family members.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Northwest Sarcoma Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, contractors, vendors, and those we serve.


Transparency Statement

We strive to earn your trust.  We are committed to the values and expectations of a community foundation, which include honesty, consistency, and accountability.  To promote these values, we work with partners such as GuideStar to provide current financials and audit reports so that prospective supporters have the information they need to make an informed decision.

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