This educational activity has been developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This YouAndSarcoma.com resource provides easy-to-understand animations and slide shows to help sarcoma patients, as well as their families and caregivers, to discuss key issues with their health care providers and make important decisions related to management and treatment sarcoma disease.

This educational activity is supported by:
Lilly USA, LLC
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

This website is part of the The Animated Patient Series™ developed by Mechanisms In Medicine to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal health outcomes. For more information visit www.AnimatedPatient.com


Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Director, Division of Surgical Oncology
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Dr Pollack has no conflicts of interest to report.


The goals of "You and Sarcoma: Animated Guide for Patients with Sarcoma" are to:

  1. Enhance communications between sarcoma patients and their health care providers, by increasing patient understanding of the complexities of their disease, its risk, symptoms, therapeutic options, management strategies, and health outcomes.
  2. Explain and contrast the complex evidence-based clinical data and scientific concepts of sarcoma to patients – including treatment risks and benefits in disease management, issues about safety, side-effects, and utility in the spectrum of management options related to sarcoma.
  3. Empower patients through effective education on sarcoma to be better partners with their health care providers, thereby promoting better dialogue between patients and physicians leading to improved health outcomes.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance their own personal development.

Technical Requirements

You and Sarcoma is an internet-based educational program available on Mac and PC. Click here to view the complete Technical Requirements.

This website was originally launched on June 1, 2016.