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Dignitaries Come Together to Honor Participants in the Team Sarcoma Initiative

Ambassadors from Lithuania, Mexico, and New Zealand gathered with physicians and government representatives on July 24 in Washington, DC, to honor people dealing with sarcoma, a rare and dangerous cancer. The reception was a part of the global Team Sarcoma Initiative (TSI), a growing movement th...

Caucasians are at higher risk of developing Ewing's sarcoma than other races

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 Au...

Rexin-G Controls Tumor Growth and Improves Survival in Chemotherapy-Resistant Sarcoma and Osteosarcoma: Phase I/II and Phase II Studies, ASCO 2009

SAN MARINO, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies ( www.epeiusbiotech.com ) today announced the results of two related studies using Rexin-G, a tumor-targeted anti-cancer agent designed to seek-out and destroy metastatic cancers that have spread throughout the body. While Rex...

8,000 People Join the Team Sarcoma Initiative to Fight a Rare Cancer

From its humble beginnings in 2003, when seven people who called themselves "Team Sarcoma" biked 200 miles in Louisiana, the Team Sarcoma Initiative has become an international movement. More than 8,000 people worldwide participated in this year's Initiative, surpassing the 3,400 who pa...

PET Scans Best for Measuring Response to Sarcoma Treatment

Study found it more accurate than MRIs or CT scans FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Positron emission tomography (PET) is more accurate and sensitive than standard scans for measuring treatment response in sarcoma patients, UCLA researchers report. The study, reported in the Feb. ...

Doctors See Return of Kaposi's Sarcoma in Handful of AIDS Patients

The skin cancer, which causes lesions, can be controlled with newer treatments WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) -- San Francisco doctors say they've seen a small number of longtime HIV patients with mild cases of Kaposi's sarcoma, a potentially dangerous condition that once plagued...

Molecule Disrupts DNA Sequence in Ewing's Sarcoma

Finding could yield first targeted therapy for the rare disease, researchers say MONDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- A molecule that disrupts the oncogene that causes Ewing's sarcoma has been identified by Georgetown University Medical Center researchers. Ewing's sarcoma is a rar...

Extracts from reishi mushroom and green tea shows synergistic effect to slow sarcoma

Both the reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum; Lingzhi) and green tea have long held a place in traditional medicine in China and other Asian countries, for the general promotion of health and long life and for the treatment of specific diseases. More recent scientific studies have confirmed that bo...

Kaposi Sarcoma Arise from Multiple Cells

According to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Kaposi sarcoma is unique among cancers because most tumors grow from a small number of different cells , whereas nearly all other cancers arise from a single cell. Kaposi sarcoma, which is often associated with ...

Hyperthermia With Chemotherapy Improves Sarcoma Healing

Co-operation between GSF and clinic improves outlook for sarcoma patients: Effectiveness of local, deep hyperthermia proved in phase III study . Hyperthermia, combined with chemotherapy, improves the chances of healing and survival of patients with low-lying, soft tissue sarcomas. At...

Virus Causing Kaposi's Sarcoma Discovered

Virus causing Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV) and certain forms of lymphoma has been discovered, according to a recent report from NIAID.// Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) have identified a critical human cell surface molecule involved in inf...

Kissing can cause Kaposi’s Sarcoma in AID

Kisssing may be responsible for a form of the herpes virus that causes an AIDS-related skin cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma. Kaposi’s sarcoma causes purple skin blotches and can also attack the internal organs. The virus rarely causes sickness among people with normal disease defenses but attac...

Pazopanib Shows Positive in Advanced Renal Carcinoma, Ovarian Cancer and Soft Tissue Sarcoma

CHICAGO, GlaxoSmithKline today announced results from ongoing Phase II studies of pazopanib in advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), ovarian cancer and soft tissue sarcoma (STS). These trials were presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

...have not previously received VELCADE and have received at least one prior therapy. DOXIL is also indicated for the treatment of AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma in patients after failure of prior systemic chemotherapy or intolerance to such therapy. DOXIL is marketed in the United States by Centocor ...

New Cancer Drug Fights Tumors in Those With BRCA Mutations

...ations, or had a family history of BRCA-related cancer, with olaparib. All of the patients had either breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, melanoma, sarcoma or other cancers. In this group, there were only a few adverse side effects and they were easily reversed by lowering the dose of the drug, the stu...

Whites More Likely to Get Rare Bone Cancer

... that the rare bone and soft tissue cancer Ewing's sarcoma disproportionately strikes white people. What's... whites had the highest risk of developing Ewing's sarcoma (155 cases per 100,000), followed by Asians/Pacifi... The American Cancer Society has more on Ewing's sarcoma . -- Peter West ...

Clinical Studies Validate Cancer Gene Delivery Platform: Landmark Publication Confirms Rexin-G Effectively Targets Metastatic Cancers and Improves Patient Survival

...le sparing normal cells and healthy tissues and organs. Following the FDA's designation of Rexin-G as an Orphan Drug for the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma and osteosarcoma in 2008, the results of these two independent studies represent a major step toward gaining Accelerated Approval of Rexin-G for osteo...

Music Therapy Helps Relieve Anxiety, Emotions of Cancer Diagnosis

...ing up another year of school. The next day, she was a cancer patient faced with having one of her fingers removed. The diagnosis: epithelioid sarcoma in her middle finger. Bigras, 19, was in a state of shock and panic. But music brought her back. "Music has always played a huge part in my li...

Bone cancer treatment ineffective, despite promising laboratory data

... San Francisco, Calif. November 10, 2008 Ewing sarcoma is the second most common type of primary bone can...adults. Patients with relapsed or refractory Ewing sarcoma have a poor outcome with conventional therapies. C...eases the levels of a certain key protein in Ewing sarcoma cells and has demonstrated preclinical activity ag...

Veterinary Pet Insurance Kicks Off Fourth Annual Pet Cancer Awareness Month

...laims data from 2007 reveals that the most common cancers in dogs were lymphosarcoma (a cancer affecting the lymph system), skin tumors and osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer). Cats similarly suffered from lymphosarcoma and skin tumors, but showed higher rates than dogs for intestinal cancer and leukemia. Claim...

Craig W. Philips Takes Helm at CTI

...ematologic toxicities. Activity was demonstrated in a number of solid tumor types. A phase II study of brostallicin in relapsed/refractory soft tissue sarcoma met its pre-defined activity and safety hurdles and resulted in a first-line phase II study that is currently being conducted by the European Organiza...

Managing symptoms by mobile phone may revolutionize cancer care for young people

...eive the phone were disappointed that they would not be able to use it." So far, it has been tested in teenagers aged 13-18 with lymphoma, soft tissue sarcoma and bone tumours, but the researchers hope to extend it to different groups, such as patients with leukaemia. Teenagers said that it was useful bec...

2nd ESMO symposium on soft tissue carcinomas and GIST

...l new avenues for therapy. The 2nd Symposium on sarcoma and GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors) organiz...hair of the event Dr. Paolo G. Casali, Head of the sarcoma Medical Treatment Unit at the Milan Istituto Nazionale Tumori and Chair of the ESMO sarcoma Working Group. "This challenges our ability to com...

FDA Says, 'Wait' To Dying Men; Coast-To-Coast Prostate Cancer Demonstrations on May 30th in Protest of FDA Failure to Approve Safe, Effective Immunotherapy

...leveland, Madison, Atlanta, Seattle, Dearborn, and Tampa. Joining us will be the Cancer Cure Coalition, the Abigail Alliance, A Right To Live, and the sarcoma Foundation of America. We are asking all patient advocates to come out and attend a protest. 1 in 6 men get prostate cancer. 75 American men die fro...

MicroRNAs appear essential for retinal health

...otential to regulate hundreds of target genes. They have also been linked to human diseases such as diabetes, hepatitis C, leukemia, lymphoma, Kaposis sarcoma and breast cancer. This interesting study, together with recent findings reported from three other labs in the United States, provide strong eviden...

Potential viral therapy weapon for difficult cancers is safe and effective in study

...rapy drug effectively and safely reduced the size of highly malignant human sarcoma grafted into mice. This new finding may add to the growing arsenal of so ca...istant to chemotherapy and radiation. Dr. Cripes research team injected sarcoma tumors in mice with rRp450, in which a normally occurring gene was deleted ...

Green Tea, Mushroom Extract Combo Slows Sarcomas

...g. In one study, researchers injected mice with sarcoma cells and then gave them either low, medium or hig... 14 days of treatment, the mice were injected with sarcoma cells. The treatment then continued for another 14...meeting in San Diego. More information The sarcoma Foundation of America has more about ...

Mayo Clinic study shows Parkinson's disease drug might work in cancer patients

... was credited with the initial discovery that dopamine can block new blood vessel growth. His current study is based on mouse and laboratory models of sarcoma -- a malignant tumor affecting soft tissues. The research is the first report that dopamine has a role in cancers use of endothelial progenitor cells ...

Lombardi Cancer Center's Toretsky awarded prestigious Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award

... "This award will significantly aid us in advancing our work in Ewing's sarcoma and I'm truly honored," said Toretsky. "Specifically, we'll use the award ...y impact the progress of translational research and drug discovery. Ewing's sarcoma is rare, but our work has the potential to improve treatment not only for p...

Disparities among patients with extremity soft-tissue sarcomas

...hat lead to worse results for one population when compared to others, he said. And we need to focus our efforts toward improving extremity soft-tissue sarcoma treatment and outcomes for all patients, especially for those most at risk. ...

Newly discovered virus linked to deadly skin cancer

...journal Science by the husband-and-wife team who found the cause of Kaposis sarcoma has revealed a previously unknown virus strongly associated with another ra...ifferent method to physically subtract human genetic sequences from Kaposis sarcoma tumors, leaving fragments of viral DNA. Viruses, and some bacteria and p...

Clinical Trial Investigators Update Wall Street on Progress and Prospects of Cell Therapeutics, Inc.'s Drug Pipeline

...ematologic toxicities. Activity was demonstrated in a number of solid tumor types. A phase II study of brostallicin in relapsed/refractory soft tissue sarcoma met its pre-defined activity and safety hurdles and resulted in a first-line phase II study that is currently being conducted by the European Organiza...

Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) Reports Recent Accomplishments and Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results

...ematologic toxicities. Activity was demonstrated in a number of solid tumor types. A phase II study of brostallicin in relapsed/refractory soft tissue sarcoma met its pre-defined activity and safety hurdles and resulted in a first-line phase II study that is currently being conducted by the European Organiza...

FDA Approves the Opening of a Phase II Registration Protocol Using REXIN-G(R) for Osteosarcoma in California U.S.A.

... in the United States for pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and all types of sarcoma in the summer of 2007. *(LOGO: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/logo-epeius_72dpi....echnologies Corporation has its headquarters, and in Santa Monica CA at the sarcoma Oncology Center. Dr. Sant P. Chawla, M.D., who trained at the University of...

Threshold Pharmaceuticals Announces Corporate Realignment

... -- Glufosfamide. This year, the Company plans to complete enrollment and report results in the Phase 2 trial of glufosfamide in soft tissue sarcoma and analyze preliminary efficacy data from the Phase 2 trial of glufosfamide in ovarian cancer. The Company previously reported positive Phase...

A fresh look at existing therapies: Researchers explore ways to teach approved drugs new tricks

...ent for rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, and Ewings sarcoma -- three rare childhood cancers. The antibody, cal... are looking to extend our studies to include more sarcoma models, but we believe this looks like a promising...and childhood sarcomas, in particular. Both Ewings sarcoma and osteosarcoma are cancers of the bone and conne...

U.S. Oncology Initiates Complete Phase Ib Trial of Brostallicin Combination Therapy in Advanced Solid Tumors

...ematologic toxicities. Activity was demonstrated in a number of solid tumor types. A phase II study of brostallicin in relapsed/refractory soft tissue sarcoma met its pre-defined activity and safety hurdles and resulted in a first-line phase II study that is currently being conducted by the European Organiza...

An AIDS-related virus reveals more ways to cause cancer, Penn researchers find

... for the same binding site on Sel10. If LANA sits on Sel10, ICN cannot be degraded and cell growth and proliferation are no longer controlled. Kaposis sarcoma and primary effusion lymphoma are two of the viral-associated cancers that are common in immune-compromised patients. This is the second mechanism...

Cancer researchers seek safe reduction of radiotherapy

...West and her team are also involved in a study of patients with soft tissue sarcoma (cancer in the muscles), a rare cancer that accounts for approximately 1% o...assess if reducing post-operative radiotherapy in patients with soft tissue sarcoma (cancer of the muscle) increases their limb function without compromising t...

New strategies with greater antitumorous efficacy

...s at the same time. With this general goal the researchers tested various biomodulators on a number of different tumorous modules such as melanoma, sarcoma and cancer of the colon. On the one hand, they studied agents that modulated levels of glutathione (GSH) key element in the biological processes of c...
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