Soft-Tissue Sarcomas

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News: Soft-Tissue Sarcomas

St. James Community Honors Veterans  -  23 Nov 2009
Greeneville Sun...such as prostate cancer, respiratory cancers, soft-tissue sarcomas, Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma, the article said. ...

Life Raft Group Announces Latin American GIST Coalition  -  23 Nov 2009
Newswire Today (press release)GISTs belong to a group of rare cancers called soft tissue sarcomas that can occur in connective tissues, bones, muscles, fat, nerves, blood vessels, ...

Health Matters : What is Sarcoma ?  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
PR-inside.com (press release)Soft tissue sarcomas arise from many tissues including fat, muscles, nerves, tendons, and blood and lymph vessels. They are equally divided between the ...

On being thankful ...  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
The Herald-MailSoft-tissue sarcomas, Ward said, will make up fewer than 1 percent of the American Cancer Society's estimated 1.5 million cancer diagnoses in the United ...

Ziopharm Rallies On Release Of More Cancer-Drug Data  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Wall Street JournalSoft-tissue sarcomas are cancerous tumors that originate in muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons and the lining of joints.

Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Collaborators to Present Phase II Sarcoma Trial ...  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Reuters...entitled "A Phase II Study of Intravenous REOLYSIN (Wild-type Reovirus) in the Treatment of Patients with Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas Metastatic to ...

VA Recognizes Agent Orange Link to More Diseases  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Systems...such as prostate cancer, respiratory cancers, soft-tissue sarcomas, Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma. ...

Spot Scanning-Based Proton Radiotherapy Delivers Good Local Control Results ...  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
DG NewsFor meningiomas, 92% enjoyed local control at 3 years, and for soft-tissue sarcomas, the figure was 74% at 4 years. In addition, 51 children and infants ...

Radiation Breakthrough Gives Breast Cancer Patients Hope in Single Dose  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)...other cancer types including: head and neck, stomach, pancreas, rectum, gynecological, prostate and soft tissue sarcomas (especially retroperitoneal). ...

xtremepicks.com: www.Xtremepicks.Com: Xtremepicks Alerts November 6, 2009 ...  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)...entitled "A Phase II Study of Intravenous REOLYSIN (Wild-type Reovirus) in the Treatment of Patients with Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas Metastatic to ...

Infinity Reports Recent R&D Highlights and Third Quarter 2009 Results  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
CNNMoney.com (press release)...and other soft tissue sarcomas; this patient experienced a tumor reduction of 43 percent over eight cycles (24 weeks) of administration of IPI-504. ...

Patterns of Failure and Causes of Death Among Patients with Low ...  -  ‎Jul 16, 2009‎
American Journal of Hemotology and OncologySoft tissue sarcomas comprise a heterogenous group of rare diseases. They exhibit variable biological behavior depending on important clinicopathologic

Why preserve a life with no meaning?  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
Times OnlineThe specialist told her with genuine kindness that soft-tissue sarcomas are only treatable by surgery and that chemotherapy rarely helps.

Animal Cancer Center Looks at New Way to Treat Cancer, Enrolls Pet ...  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
Colorado State University (press release) (press release)The team is looking for dogs with soft tissue sarcomas and malignant histiocytosis, called MH, to enroll in the clinical trial. Dogs with MH are often given

Disruption of chromosome 11 in canine fibrosarcomas highlights an ...  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)In some retriever breeds there is a high incidence of soft tissue sarcomas and we have previously reported alterations of chromosomes 11 and 30 in two

Are Sarcoma Centers the Right Place to Go?  -  ‎Jul 17, 2009‎
EmpowHerHe said sarcoma centers generally see soft tissue sarcomas and our sarcoma is so different that a Sarcoma Center is not an automatic referral for us.

University of Dusseldorf Treats First Patient With New BSD-2000/3D ...  -  Dec 24, 2008
MSNBC...of hyperthermia therapy for treating children's cancers using a standard BSD-2000 for the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas and germ cell tumors.

Oncolytics' Cancer Drug Reolysin Exceeds Primary Statistical ...  -  Dec 11, 2008
RTT News,...and to describe any evidence of antitumor activity of intravenous, multiple dose Reolysin in patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas metastatic to

PharmaMar Announces The Initiation Of Phase II Studies With Irvalec®  -  Dec 26, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),Yondelis® is currently being marketed in the European Union for the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas in adults after failure of standard therapy.

Glivec Receives US Approval As First Treatment To Reduce Risk Of ...  -  Dec 26, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) belong to a group of cancers known as soft tissue sarcomas. The most common sarcomas, they can be found most often in

Video: Gleevec Receives US Approval as First Treatment To Reduce ...  -  Dec 19, 2008
PR Newswire (press release),Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) belong to a group of cancers known as soft tissue sarcomas. The most common sarcomas, they can be found most often in

PharmaMar Submits Registration Dossier To The EMEA For Yondelis(R ...  -  Dec 4, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),Yondelis® has been designated orphan drug for the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas and ovarian cancer in the European Union, United States, and Switzerland

Proton beam therapy: Is it the future of radiation?  -  Dec 10, 2008
HemOncToday,...osteosarcoma and non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcomas and that protons were the “most feasible means? to achieve that level of radiation.

Pharmamar Presents New Results of Aplidin(R) At The 50th ASH ...  -  Dec 10, 2008
PipelineReview.com (press release),Yondelis® is the first Spanish antitumoral compound, currently marketed in the European Union for the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas in adults after the

The Importance of Biodiversity to Medicine  -  18 Nov 2008
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription),...sponges, and snails have led to the discovery of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, trabectedin (a new treatment for soft tissue sarcomas),

BSD Medical: Preoperative Hyperthermia Therapy Combined With ...  -  Nov 5, 2008
MarketWatchThe publication of the results from this major study has caused a review of the methods used for preoperative treatment of soft-tissue sarcomas.

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Collaborators to Present REOLYSIN(R ...  -  Nov 14, 2008
MarketWatchThe preclinical work supports the ongoing US Phase II trial examining intravenous REOLYSIN(R) in patients with bone or soft tissue sarcomas metastatic to

Infinity Initiates International Phase 3 Registration Trial of IPI ...  -  Oct 24, 2008
MarketWatchPositive results from a Phase 1 study evaluating IPI-504 in patients with metastatic and/or unresectable GIST and other soft tissue sarcomas were presented

New Vietnam blight is cancer  -  Nov 10, 2008
Atlanta Journal Constitution,Chamie said Agent Orange also has been linked to soft-tissue sarcomas, Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Pardue, who co-founded the Atlanta

BSD Medical: European Journal of Cancer Emphasizes 'Coming of Age ...  -  Oct 23, 2008
MarketWatchThe recently concluded randomized multicenter phase III clinical trial on high risk soft tissue sarcomas (EORTC 62961) has shown that hyperthermia can

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Collaborators to Present REOLYSIN(R ...  -  Nov 14, 2008
CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse),The preclinical work supports the ongoing US Phase II trial examining intravenous REOLYSIN(R) in patients with bone or soft tissue sarcomas metastatic to

Infinity reveals International Phase 3 Registration Trial of IPI ...  -  Oct 24, 2008
RTT News,...promising safety and activity data reported earlier this year from a Phase 1 study in patients with refractory GIST and other soft tissue sarcomas.

MUMC Scientist Awarded $50000 Cancer Research Grant  -  Nov 3, 2008
PR.com (press release),The subject of Broccoli’s research is liposarcoma, one of the most common of all soft-tissue sarcomas. “This generous grant will allow our liposarcoma

The FDA Approves Production Process Strategy Of Aplidin(R), New ...  -  Oct 24, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),Yondelis® is currently being marketed in the European Union for the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas in adults after failure of standard therapy.

PharmaMar Presents New Data Of Zalypsis(R) And Irvalec(R) In ...  -  Oct 23, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),Yondelis® is currently being marketed in the European Union for the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas in adults after failure of standard therapy.

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces US Phase II Sarcoma Clinical ...  -  Nov 5, 2008
CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse),...pm ET) to update investors on clinical trial results in its US Phase II trial for patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas metastatic to the lung.

Traitement ciblé des sarcomes  -  Nov 14, 2008
Bulletin du Cancer,Randomized phase II study of gemcitabine and docetaxel compared with gemcitabine alone in patients with metastatic soft tissue sarcomas : results of sarcoma

FDA Grants Epeius Biotechnologies Rexin-G® A Third Orphan Drug ...  -  Jul 11, 2008
eNewsChannels,...that Rexin-G has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of all soft tissue sarcomas.

ESMO Guideline Working Group Recommends Hyperthermia Therapy As ...  -  Jun 20, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),The guidelines highlight hyperthermia therapy as a treatment option for several types of soft tissue sarcomas. The ESMO Guidelines Working Group includes

Other News To Note  -  Jul 9, 2008
TMCnet...of San Marino, Calif., said Rexin-G has been granted orphan drug status by the FDA for the treatment of all soft tissue sarcomas.

The Accuracy Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Determining the ...  -  Jun 23, 2008
Ortho SuperSite,Cheng EY, Thompson RC Jr. New developments in the staging and imaging of soft-tissue sarcomas. Instr Course Lect . 2000; 49:443-451. Enneking WF, Dunham W,

Late widespread skeletal metastases from myxoid liposarcoma ...  -  Jun 18, 2008
7thSpace Interactive (press release),In contrast to other soft tissue sarcomas, it is known to have a tendency to spread toward extrapulmonary sites, such as soft tissues, retroperitoneum,

A rare association: Non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia  -  Jun 17, 2008
EurekAlert (press release),It was initially associated with abdominal soft tissue sarcomas, although other tumor types have been described. The pathogenesis of hypoglycemia in NICTH

Tumor Cell Metabolism Imaging  -  Jun 25, 2008
RedOrbit,For example, in a study including 42 patients with soft-tissue sarcomas treated by preoperative chemo- or chemoradiotherapy followed by surgical resection,



Background information on Soft-Tissue Sarcomas [When available]

Malignant (cancerous) tumors that develop in soft tissue are called sarcomas, a term that comes from a Greek word meaning "fleshy growth."

In this context, the term soft tissue refers to tissues that connect, support, or surround other structures and organs of the body. Soft tissue includes muscles, tendons (bands of fiber that connect muscles to bones), fibrous tissues, fat, blood vessels, nerves, and synovial tissues (tissues around joints).

There are many different kinds of soft tissue sarcomas. They are grouped together because they share certain microscopic characteristics, produce similar symptoms, and are generally treated in similar ways. (Bone tumors, also known as osteosarcomas, are also called sarcomas, but are in a separate category because they have different clinical and microscopic characteristics and are treated differently.)

Sarcomas can invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize (spread) to other organs of the body, forming secondary tumors. The cells of secondary tumors are similar to those of the primary (original) cancer. Secondary tumors are referred to as "metastatic soft tissue sarcoma" because they are part of the same cancer and are not a new disease.

Some tumors of the soft tissue are benign (noncancerous). These tumors do not spread and are rarely life-threatening. However, benign tumors can crowd nearby organs and cause symptoms or interfere with normal body functions.

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