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  • British boy with cancer could be forced to leave US early February 24, 2017
    Alex Goodwin, from Rugby, England, was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma last year after months of agony in his joints and muscles. He is mid treatment in Kansas - but may be forced home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents […]
  • Tissue-engineered model developed to study bone-invading tumor February 24, 2017
    (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have used tissue engineering to create models for studying the bone-destroying activity of tumors such as the aggressive pediatric cancer Ewing's sarcoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
  • PI3K/mTOR inhibitors may be effective against some uterine sarcomas February 23, 2017
    The protein P-S6S240 may serve as an indicator of poor prognosis for patients with a hard-to-treat type of uterine sarcoma called leiomyosarcoma, and preclinical data suggest that patients whose tumors have this protein may respond to PI3K/mTOR inhibitors. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
  • Saving Arms and Legs in Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcomas Saving Arms and Legs in Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcomas February 22, 2017
    In patients with soft tissue sarcoma facing amputation of an arm or a leg, regional chemotherapy with isolated limb infusion treats local disease without affecting survival.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
  • Regional chemotherapy technique for extremity sarcoma salvages limbs from amputation February 15, 2017
    Patients with a type of advanced malignant cancer of the arms or legs have typically faced amputation of the afflicted limb as the only treatment option. However, a technique that limits the application of chemotherapy to the cancerous region can preserve limbs in a high percentage of these patients, researchers report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor […]
  • GAO flags gaps in FDA ’ s adverse event system in power morcellator report February 10, 2017
    Limitations in the FDA’s adverse event reporting system for medical devices helped allow the widespread use of laparoscopic power morcellators for years before the risk that they can spread cancer became known, a government watchdog said this week. Medical device manufacturers and importers are required to tell the FDA about any device-related adverse events within 30 days. “FDA […]
  • Resection of Local, Distant Recurrences Can Prolong Survival in Retroperitoneal Sarcoma February 7, 2017
    A study examining predictors of outcome following relapse of primary retroperitoneal sarcoma found that time to local recurrence or distant metastasis significantly predict survival, and that patients who undergo resection for the recurrent disease have better survival than others. (Source: CancerNetwork)
  • A 5-Question Quiz on Sarcoma February 5, 2017
    Are you up to date on adverse prognostic factors for Ewing sarcoma? Do you know the latest drug approved for metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma? Test your knowledge on sarcoma in our latest quiz. (Source: CancerNetwork)
  • Epigenetic diversity in childhood cancer January 30, 2017
    Tumors of the elderly carry many DNA mutations that can influence disease course. In contrast, much fewer genetic variants exist in childhood cancers, leaving their clinical diversity unexplained. This conundrum has now been addressed for Ewing sarcoma: researchers observed unexpected variety in the epigenome of these tumors. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the […]
  • Osteomyelitis January 27, 2017
    Chronic osteomyelitis is an infection in the bone, which can be an incurable problem (Figure 1). What happens when the bone gets infection (osteomyelitis)? Usually bacteria causes infection in the bone. Leukocytes are attracted to the area and secrete enzymes in attempt to kill the bacteria (Figure 2). Leukocytes are normal white blood cells that […]