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Sarcoma awareness - Stevie
Helen Webb, Lizzie Mordey, Kirsty Russell and Prabs Arumugam

How can advances in genome sequencing support patients through their sarcoma journey?

In this episode of the G Word, Helen Webb, Product Lead for the bioinformatics pipeline at Genomics England, is joined by Dr Prabs Arumugam, Director of Clinical Data and Imaging and Caldicott Guardian for Genomics England and Kirsty Russell, Product Manager for cancer long-read sequencing at Genomics England, as they speak to Lizzie Mordey, a clinical trials coordinator, whose husband Stevie sadly passed away last year after receiving a sarcoma diagnosis.

On average, 15 people in the UK are diagnosed with sarcoma cancer every day, but awareness of its signs and symptoms remains low. When Stevie first became unwell, after months of inconclusive tests, it was not until he had whole genome sequencing, that Stevie finally had some answers and received a diagnosis of sarcoma. July is Sarcoma Awareness Month, and in today's podcast, Lizzie takes us through Stevie's journey and how whole genome sequencing can provide answers and guide treatment decisions for patients diagnosed with sarcoma.

You can read the transcript here: Sarcoma-awareness-month-transcript.docx

If you'd like some further help or support after listening to this podcast, Sarcoma UK is a national charity that funds vital research, offers support for anyone affected by sarcoma cancer and campaigns for better treatments. The free Sarcoma UK Support Line is here for every person affected by sarcoma. You can call the confidential Sarcoma UK Support Line on 0808 801 0401 or email [email protected],or text 07860 058830 to speak with a specialist adviser.

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