A selection of recent publications from the London Sarcoma Service team can be found below:

Furtado, S., Godfrey, A., Del Din, S., Rochester, L., & Gerrand, C. (2019). Are Accelerometer-based Functional Outcome Assessments Feasible and Valid After Treatment for Lower Extremity Sarcomas? Clin Orthop Relat Res. doi:10.1097/corr.0000000000000883

This study investigated whether accelerometer-based body-worn monitor assessments (using AX3 Axivity monitors) of balance, gait, and timed up-and-go tests (TUG) feasible, acceptable and clinically valid In patients treated for lower extremity musculoskeletal tumors. This project was conducted in Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals and data analysis and manuscript revisions were undertaken in RNOH and Newcastle University. See details about project and impact https://sarcoma.org.uk/research/funded-projects/monitoring-physical-difficulties-faced-bone-and-soft-tissue-sarcoma

  • Project Team: Sherron Furtado (First Author), Alan Godfrey, Silvia Del Din, Lynn Rochester, Craig Gerrand 
  • Contact: sherron.furtado@nhs.net)
  • Achievements: Published in CORR journal and Award-winning project at Musculoskeletal Society Tumour Rating Society (MSTS) 2018, New York USA. Dr Sherron Furtado won the Best Young Investigator Award for this novel work which solved a major gap of assessing postural control (balance), gait and other functional outcomes using inexpensive portable devices after sarcoma surgery. Such work was picked up after the 1980’s and was considered a valuable addition to this research area. See details in link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31390339/ CORR Insights: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7145063/