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The one hundred honoree: The Moseley Family

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The one hundred honoree: The Moseley Family

Mass General Giving

The Moseley family has had a major impact on sarcoma research, helping to create the Sarcoma Patient Database, the largest sarcoma database in the world.

Cassandra “Sana” Moseley Berry, a mother and financial services executive, passed away from sarcoma in 2009 at the age of 51. Inspired by the compassionate care she received at the Mass General Cancer Center from her physicians Francis Hornicek, MD, PhD, Thomas Delaney, MD, and David Harmon, MD, her parents, Fred and Perk, established the Cassandra Moseley Berry Sarcoma Endowed Fund.

Contributions to this fund, totaling more than $600,000 to date, have been used to build a dynamic database of retroactive and prospective sarcoma patients, providing an essential reference tool for researchers and clinicians working to learn more about the disease.

The database is currently tracking the efficacy of treatment for 18 sarcoma subtypes, and helping to indicate which treatments are most effective for which patients. The Moseley family hopes that the database holds promise for future sarcoma patients and their families.