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2010-02-23 09:13:54

Dr. Tsz-Kwong Man, a researcher with the Texas Children's Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, has a received a grant from the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative to study the function of a protein that may promote the spread of a common form of children's bone cancer called osteosarcoma. "This is a devastating cancer," said Man, principal investigator of the study. "Once the cancer spreads to other parts of the body, and it often does, it can be very aggressive and has poor survival...

2009-12-08 19:08:46

Benefit is not proven "“ use can only be justified within controlled clinical trials at present Due to a lack of suitable studies, it is unclear whether patients with soft tissue sarcoma can benefit from autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. With this type of therapy, some of the patient's own (autologous) stem cells are removed at a convenient time and generally re-implanted after a course of high-dose chemotherapy. At present, there is neither indication nor proof of...

2009-10-13 12:07:15

Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center showed for the first time that the loss or decreased expression of the tumor suppressor gene PTEN plays a central role in the malignant transformation of benign nerve tumors called neurofibromas into a malignant and extremely deadly form of sarcoma. The work, a collaboration between the Institute for Molecular Medicine, the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology and the cancer center's Sarcoma Program, could lead to the...

2009-09-22 08:10:20

Berlin, Germany: Patients with soft-tissue sarcomas at high risk of spreading were 30% more likely to be alive and cancer free almost three years after starting treatment if their tumors were heated at the time they received chemotherapy, according to new research. The finding bolsters the case for intensifying exploration of the strategy in other types of cancer. The study, which found that the addition of the innovative heat technique more than doubled the proportion of patients whose...

2009-08-31 08:52:30

U.S. scientists studying Ewing's sarcoma -- a type of bone cancer -- have found high levels of a specific protein can suppress chemotherapy effects. Researchers at the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute discovered some patients with Ewing's sarcoma -- which typically afflicts children and young adults -- have poor outcomes if their tumors have high levels of a protein known as GSTM4. Our research shows that GSTM4 is found in high levels among those patients where chemotherapy...

2009-08-31 09:37:59

 Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have shed new light on Ewing's sarcoma, an often deadly bone cancer that typically afflicts children and young adults. Their research shows that patients with poor outcomes have tumors with high levels of a protein known as GSTM4, which may suppress the effects of chemotherapy. The research is published online today in the journal Oncogene."Doctors and researchers have long known that certain Ewing's sarcoma...

2009-08-11 07:42:09

A new analysis suggests patients and physicians should rethink the pros and cons of limb-sparing surgery versus amputation for bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the lower limb. Patients with tumors of the bone or soft tissue in their arms and legs require surgery to remove their cancer. To compare the costs and benefits of amputation compared with limb-sparing surgery in these patients, Canadian researchers Ronald Barr, M.D., M.B., Ch.B., of McMaster University and Jay Wunder, M.D., M.Sc., of...

2009-08-10 10:26:59

Limb-sparing surgery, which has been taking the place of amputation for bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the lower limb in recent years, may not provide much or even any additional benefit to patients according to a new review. The analysis, published in the September 15, 2009 issue of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, indicates that patients and physicians should rethink the pros and cons of limb-sparing surgery and amputation.Patients with tumors of the bone or...

2009-06-22 10:10:39

The largest analysis of its kind has found that Caucasians are much more likely than people in other racial/ethnic groups to develop a rare bone and soft tissue cancer called Ewing's sarcoma. In addition, among Caucasians with this cancer, men are more likely to die than women. Published in the August 1, 2009 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that examining the gender and racial differences related to Ewing's sarcoma could provide a...

2009-06-18 10:54:01

A grant from the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative will allow Dr. Pulivarthi Rao, associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and his team of researchers to explore the role of the gene CDC5L in the development of osteosarcoma, the most common bone cancer in children. Rao received the $50,000 one-year grant for his research proposal, "Molecular basis of genomic instability in osteosarcoma." "Osteosarcoma is often present with complex chromosomal rearrangements, deletions...


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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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conjunto
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