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Sarcoma Origin Identified

Cancer is anything but a straightforward disease; one tumor type can be entirely different from another not only in location, but causal agent and origin. There is differentiation even within the same type of cancer. Take sarcoma, which is in fact an umbrella term for nearly 100 cancers originating in…...

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The Muscle Cancer That Isn’t

In a proof-positive that cancer research still has miles to cover, a pediatric cancer long associated with aberrant muscle cells has now been found to arise from cells that would normally develop into cells lining blood vessels. Oncologists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital researching rhabdomyosarcoma, the most prevalent soft…...

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Breakthrough in Ewing Sarcoma Research

Ewing sarcoma arises from an error occurring between two genes. This “abnormal fusion transcription factor” causes chaos by turning on genes that should be off, while turning off others that should be on....

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Exercise for Sarcoma Patients

Exercise and stretching are important for everyone and at all times. They are especially key after being diagnosed with sarcoma....

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Sarcoma Awareness Month: Bringing Light to “the Forgotten Cancer”

We all know that a pink ribbon symbolizes the fight against breast cancer; but, what does a yellow ribbon symbolize? Can recognizing and bringing attention to the yellow ribbon help “the forgotten cancer” emerge into understanding? The yellow ribbon has many important meanings, including support for our troops, suicide prevention…...

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Rare Disease Day: Sarcoma

Rare Disease Day falls on the last day of February each year, raising awareness to support the millions of people worldwide who are suffering from nearly 7,000 different types of rare diseases. In the United States, a disease falls into the ‘rare disease’ category when it effects fewer than 1…...

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5 Facts to Know about Sarcoma

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. Deemed a “forgotten cancer” because of its rarity, sarcomas are cancers that start in bone, muscle, connective tissue, blood vessels or fat, and can be found anywhere in the body....

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