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High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas

Children treated for soft tissue sarcomas have a significantly higher risk of developing sub...er the last two decades, children with soft tissue sarcomas are living longer. Several investigations have reported that these children have an increased risk ...

New preoperative chemotherapy and radiation regimen yields encouraging results for sarcoma

...ercent rate of necrosis. High-grade soft tissue sarcomas are a group of malignancies that often affect othe...intestinal stromal tumors, pediatric sarcomas, and sarcomas of the uterus. "Soft-tissue sarcoma tumors are varied and often complicated, so multidisciplinary...

Fever of unknown origin: a marker for occult cancer?

...is risk was highest for haematological cancers and sarcomas and, although reduced, the overall increased risk remained after 1 year of follow-up. Some cancer patients with fever also had a worse prognosis than did the controls without fever (mortality ratio 1.4 [1.2-1.6]). Prof Sorensen states "Heightened d...

New understanding of Ewing's sarcoma suggests novel treatment strategy

...ain the workings of a number of difficult-to-treat sarcomas that are caused by the same sort of genetic rearra.... Chromosomal translocations are the cause of many sarcomas and leukemias, and the resulting fusion proteins represent targets for new therapies. The potential...

DNA repair in mammal embryos is a matter of timing

...ypes of cancers can arise, such as skin cancer and sarcomas (cancers of bone, cartilage, fat, muscle or blood vessels)," McKinnon said. But as cells acquire specialized structures and functions, they stop dividing and no longer produce sister chromatids. "When cells begin assuming specific roles in the brain...

World's largest clinical trial into rare bone cancer 'well underway' conference hears

...tor of the EURAMOS trial, told the meeting, "While sarcomas are rare, accounting for less than one per cent of...conference was also told how as survival rates for sarcomas continue to improve, issues of quality of life of patients are becoming increasingly important, whil...

Study examines risk of soft tissue sarcomas in hereditary retinoblastoma survivors

...vivors developing specific subtypes of soft tissue sarcomas and finds that this risk persists for decades afte...tissue sarcomas. The increased risk of soft tissue sarcomas is attributed both to the mutation in the RB-1 gene that causes retinoblastoma and to the radiation ...

Study of leukemia survivors gives hints for better care

...er were more aggressive tumors such as soft tissue sarcomas (e.g., cancers of the muscle or blood vessels), an... basal cell carcinomas, other types of carcinomas, sarcomas (cancer of supportive tissue, such as bone and cartilage), meningiomas and other tumors. "The res...

Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch

...ve against numerous cancers, including intractable sarcomas and melanomas. Recent studies also indicate tha...venous administration of Reolysin in patients with sarcomas that have metastasized to the lung. For patients with deadly soft tissue sarcoma, the lungs are the ...

Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers

... colleagues tested the hypothesis that soft tissue sarcomas are better treated at institutions with higher vol...since 1981, to identify all records of soft tissue sarcomas up to 2001. A total of 6259 cases were extracted and, after duplicates were removed, the researchers...

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