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2014-03-28 08:27:06

SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosa & Co. LLC and the KressWorks Foundation are pleased to announce the completion of the Ewing's sarcoma PhysioMap®. Completion of the PhysioMap is the first milestone in the development of the Ewing's sarcoma PhysioPD Platform. The Ewing's sarcoma PhysioMap was created to provide a formalized, graphical representation of key biological systems and processes underlying Ewing's sarcoma disease progression and associated...

2014-01-23 23:02:46

Gene Fusion Thought Unique to Cancer Occurs Naturally in Cells, UVA Finds Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 A test used to detect a type of cancer in children may produce false positives because it is based on a faulty assumption, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined. The test works by detecting a gene fusion thought to be unique to a rare form of cancer known as alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, but the new UVA research shows that the fusion...

2013-12-27 10:33:27

A deadly, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may be completely eradicated simply by inhibiting a key protein involved in its growth, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. In the study, published online today in Cell Reports, scientists found that inhibiting the action of a protein called BRD4 caused cancer cells to die in a mouse model of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs). "This study identifies a potential new therapeutic target to combat MPNST, an incurable...

2013-12-12 10:26:03

Bone cancer in dogs is affected by a variety of genetic risk factors. Researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Broad Institute show this in a new study published in Genome Biology. Osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, is a rare but very aggressive form of cancer that primarily affects teenagers. Among some large-sized dog breeds the disease is much more common, but otherwise osteosarcoma in humans and dogs is very similar. In the current study, the researchers compared the...

2013-12-10 10:35:18

Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project study identifies drugs that enhance oxidative stress as possible weapon against most common pediatric soft tissue tumor Drugs that enhance a process called oxidative stress were found to kill rhabdomyosarcoma tumor cells growing in the laboratory and possibly bolstered the effectiveness of chemotherapy against this aggressive tumor of muscle and other soft tissue. The findings are the latest from the St. Jude Children’s Research...

2013-12-09 23:01:32

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital–Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project study identifies drugs that enhance oxidative stress as possible weapon against most common pediatric soft tissue tumor Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Drugs that enhance a process called oxidative stress were found to kill rhabdomyosarcoma tumor cells growing in the laboratory and possibly bolstered the effectiveness of chemotherapy against this aggressive tumor of muscle and other...

2013-11-26 16:24:43

HOUSTON, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Burzynski Clinic (BC) announced today the successful treatment of a child with recurrent diffuse intrinsic pontine gliosarcoma (DIPGGS) at the 4(th) Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology in San Francisco. Pediatric gliosarcoma (GS) is a rare variant of glioblastoma multiforme. The pontine location of this tumor is unusual, invariably fatal and successful treatment was not yet described in medical literature. The...

2013-11-01 23:19:46

This groundbreaking report explains the risks and benefits of learning about sarcomas on the Internet, providing valuable insights into how medical teams and organizations can better serve patients and caregivers around the world. New York, New York (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative has published a groundbreaking report on the role of the Internet in the lives of people dealing sarcomas, a diverse set of rare cancers. Bruce Shriver, PhD presented the report on...

2013-10-17 08:22:50

Stivarga(®) (regorafenib tablets) receives expanded approval to include Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours (GIST) after being approved for metastatic colorectal cancer earlier this year TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Bayer Inc. announced today Health Canada's expanded approval of Stivarga(®) (regorafenib tablets) to now include treatment of adult patients with metastatic and/or unresectable gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) who have had disease progression on or intolerance...

2013-08-12 15:15:25

A new analysis has found that a type of radiation therapy called carbon ion radiotherapy can control cancer growth and prolong survival in patients with spinal tumors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that the treatment is a promising alternative for patients whose spinal tumors cannot be surgically removed. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for spinal sarcomas; however the tumors are one of the most...


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2011-02-17 15:06:48

Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) one of seven currently known human cancer virus, is also the eighth human herpesvirus. Kaposi's sarcoma, caused by the virus, is common in AIDS patients, primary effusion lymphoma, and some types of multicentric Castelman's disease. Moritz Kaposi discovered the blood vessel tumor, in 1872, which would eventually be names Kaposi's sarcoma. It was originally though that KS was of Jewish and Mediterranean origins until it was found to be common...

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