In memory of Sayako Grace Robinson, Sarcoma UK launched an annual award of a PhD studentship in sarcoma basic science.
Sayako was born in 1987 in Cambridge to a Japanese mother and English-American father and was a citizen of the UK, USA and Japan.
Every year, Sarcoma UK awards one PhD studentship research project the Sayako Grace Robinson PhD Studentship. The scheme is now in its sixth year. Read more about each project below.
2016: Will the drugs work for me?: Dr Paul Huang, Institute of Cancer Research
2017: Tracking sarcoma’s footprints: Dr Nischalan Pillay, University College London
2018: Targeting a cancer ‘supercontroller’ in Ewing’s Sarcoma: Prof Sue Burchill, University of Leeds
2019: A cancer-killing bone replacement wonder-material : Dr Richard Martin, Aston University
2020: Translational studies in the TAPPAS trial for angiosarcoma: Dr Paul Huang, Institute of Cancer Research
2021: Hacking the immune system to treat sarcomas which don’t respond to immunotherapy: Prof Pascal Meier, Institute of Cancer Research