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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440930/advances-in-the-treatment-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma-focus-on-eribulin
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REVIEW
Panagiotis Koliou, Vasilios Karavasilis, Maria Theochari, Seth M Pollack, Robin L Jones, Khin Thway
Eribulin mesylate is a synthetic derivative of halichondrin B isolated from a marine sponge. Its mechanism of action is through microtubule inhibition, which is different from that of taxanes. Eribulin has been approved for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer and more recently for non-operable or metastatic liposarcoma in patients who have received prior anthracycline chemotherapy. The major side effects of eribulin are bone marrow suppression including neutropenia, leukopenia, anemia, and fatigue/weakness, which can be well managed...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435393/spontaneous-pneumothoraces-and-hemothoraces-in-sarcomas
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Fatima Ezzeddine, Shadia Jalal
Spontaneous pneumothoraces and hemothoraces are rare manifestations of sarcomas occurring more commonly in specific histologic types, chemotherapy and/or anti-angiogenic therapy. Early identification of spontaneous pneumothoraces and hemothoraces improves the clinical outcomes. In this article, we present a case series of three patients with soft tissue and bone sarcomas who developed spontaneous pneumothoraces and/or hemothoraces and discuss the current literature highlighting the evidence behind these complications...
December 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434937/prognostic-value-and-functional-role-of-rock2-in-pediatric-ewing-sarcoma
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Gabriela Maciel Vieira, Gabriela Molinari Roberto, Régia Caroline Lira, Edgard Eduard Engel, Luiz Gonzaga Tone, María Sol Brassesco
Ewing's sarcoma (EWS) is a highly aggressive bone cancer that affects children and adolescents. Despite advances in multimodal management, 5-year event-free survival rates for patients presenting with metastases at diagnosis remain at 25%. As key regulators of actin organization, the Rho-associated coiled-coil containing protein kinases, ROCK1 and ROCK2, have been associated with cancer dissemination and poorer prognosis. Recently, in vitro data indicating ROCK2 as a molecular target for the treatment of EWS has been presented...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434830/pediatric-sarcomas
#4
Junhua Cao, Qi An, Lei Wang
Sarcomas arise from primitive mesenchymal cells, which are classified, into two main groups: Bone and soft tissue sarcomas. We have searched all-important electronic databases including Google scholar and PubMed for the collection of latest literature pertaining to pediatric sarcomas. Latest literature confirmed that these tumors are relatively rare and represent only 1% of all malignancies but they have higher incidence in children. Pediatric sarcomas comprise about 13% of all pediatric malignancies and are ranked third in childhood cancers...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433465/strengthening-health-data-on-a-rare-and-heterogeneous-disease-sarcoma-incidence-and-histological-subtypes-in-germany
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Meike Ressing, Eva Wardelmann, Peter Hohenberger, Jens Jakob, Bernd Kasper, Katharina Emrich, Andrea Eberle, Maria Blettner, Sylke Ruth Zeissig
BACKGROUND: The population-based incidence of sarcoma and its histological subtypes in Germany is unknown. Up-to-date information on a disease with an incidence comparable to other cancer entities is of high public health relevance. The aim of this study was to determine this incidence and to detect significant changes in incidence trends using data from German epidemiological cancer registries. METHODS: Pooled data from the German Centre for Cancer Registry Data with a primary diagnosis occurring in 2013 were used...
February 12, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431183/transcriptomic-definition-of-molecular-subgroups-of-small-round-cell-sarcomas
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Sarah Watson, Virginie Perrin, Delphine Guillemot, Stephanie Reynaud, Jean-Michel Coindre, Marie Karanian, Jean-Marc Guinebretière, Paul Freneaux, François Le Loarer, Megane Bouvet, Louise Galmiche-Rolland, Frédérique Larousserie, Elisabeth Longchampt, Dominique Ranchere-Vince, Gaelle Pierron, Olivier Delattre, Franck Tirode
Sarcoma represents a highly heterogeneous group of tumours. We report here the first unbiased and systematic search for gene fusions combined with unsupervised expression analysis of a series of 184 small round cell sarcomas. Fusion genes were detected in 59% percent of samples, with half of them being observed recurrently. We identified biologically homogeneous groups of tumours such as the CIC-fused (to DUX4, FOXO4 or NUTM1) and BCOR-rearranged (BCOR-CCNB3, BCOR-MAML3, ZC3H7B-BCOR and BCOR internal duplication) tumour groups...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29418008/double-barrel-vascularized-dual-fibula-transfer-with-epiphyseal-growth-plate-for-hip-reconstruction-a-case-report
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Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo, Gennaro Selvaggi, Benedetto Longo, Rosaria Laporta, Vittoria Amorosi, Michail Sorotos
We present a case report of a 10-year-old girl diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma treated with intra-articular wide resection of the right femur and reconstruction with a series-connected double-barrel bilateral vascularized fibula graft (db-BVFG), including fibular head for articulation with the acetabulum of the pelvic bone and preservation of the epiphyseal growth plates for eventual limb growth. No postoperative complications were observed and bone union was achieved with fibular graft hypertrophy, allowing for full weight bearing...
February 8, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416175/could-routine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-detect-local-recurrence-of-musculoskeletal-sarcomas-earlier-a-cost-effectiveness-study
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Andrew George, Robert J Grimer, Steven L J James
Background: Current practice in our unit is to perform clinical assessment and plain film radiographs at regular intervals following treatment of a bone or soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Cross-sectional imaging is used in cases with a clinical suspicion of recurrence. We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of this protocol to determine if earlier detection may have been possible had more intensive imaging been undertaken, and whether this may have affected outcome. Materials and Methods: We reviewed clinical records and imaging of all patients with diagnosed local recurrence (LR) in the previous 5 years to investigate: how it was diagnosed, the site and size of recurrence, and management...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414632/socio-economic-patterning-in-early-mortality-of-patients-aged-0-49-years-diagnosed-with-primary-bone-cancer-in-great-britain-1985-2008
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Karen Blakey, Richard G Feltbower, Peter W James, Gillian Libby, Charles Stiller, Paul Norman, Craig Gerrand, Richard J Q McNally
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown marked improvements in survival between 1981 and 2000 for Ewing sarcoma patients but not for osteosarcoma. This study aimed to explore socio-economic patterning in early mortality rates for both tumours. PROCEDURE: The study analysed all 2432 osteosarcoma and 1619 Ewing sarcoma cases, aged 0-49 years, diagnosed in Great Britain 1985-2008 and followed to 31/12/2009. Logistic regression models were used to calculate risk of dying within three months, six months, one year, three years and five years after diagnosis...
February 2, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406562/synovial-cell-sarcoma-in-a-dog-a-misnomer-cytologic-and-histologic-findings-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Paola Monti, Darren Barnes, Anna M Adrian, Roberta Rasotto
A 4-year-old Irish Setter was presented with a history of progressive left pelvic limb lameness. Orthopedic examination revealed pain on manipulation of the left stifle. Radiographs showed an osteolytic lesion in the subchondral bone of the medial tibial condyle. Fine-needle aspirates were taken, and cytology revealed numerous cohesive clusters of plump, oval to spindloid cells often with perivascular distribution and moderate cellular atypia. A diagnosis of sarcoma was made with synovial cell sarcoma (SCS) and histiocytic sarcoma being the 2 main differentials...
February 6, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404667/extra-articular-resection-is-a-limb-salvage-option-for-sarcoma-involving-the-hip-joint
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Dasen Li, Lu Xie, Wei Guo, Xiaodong Tang, Tao Ji, Rongli Yang
INTRODUCTION: With the development of surgical techniques and improvements in hemi-pelvic prosthesis systems, extra-articular resection can be performed as a limb-salvage procedure in selected patients whose hip joint is invaded by a sarcoma. The aim of this study was to describe the indications for and the technical details, post-operative complications, and oncologic and functional outcomes of this procedure. METHODS: Eighteen patients with Enneking IIB or IB sarcoma who underwent extra-articular resection of the hip joint were enrolled...
February 5, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404301/adolescents-and-young-adults-a-study-of-distribution-of-cancer-at-ages-15-39-years-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-from-north-india-epidemiological-considerations
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Neha Kakkar, Ajay Gupta, Neeraj Kumar Sharma, Prachi Agarwal, Jaspreet Kaur
Purpose: This study aimed to analyze cancer pattern among adolescents and young adults (AYA) in a tertiary care center in North India. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study from January 2011 to December 2014 was undertaken on AYA cancer patients (aged 15-39 years). Results: Totally 1077 cases of AYA cancers were identified for analyzing the frequency and pattern of cancer distribution. The most common cancer was head and neck (32%) followed by breast (14...
October 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398803/therapy-related-aml-mds-following-treatment-for-childhood-cancer-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-north-india
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Chintan Vyas, Sandeep Jain, Gauri Kapoor
Therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndrome (t-AML/MDS) is a devastating late effect of cancer treatment. There is limited data on incidence of t-AML/MDS from India. We retrospectively studied pediatric t AML/MDS at our institute between January 1996 and December 2015. Among 1285 children, 8 patients developed t-AML with a median age of 15.5 years. Overall incidence of t-AML/MDS was 0.62% [0.99% (4/402) in solid tumours and 0.45% (4/883) in leukemia/lymphoma, P = 0.26] with 6390 patient years of follow up...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397412/resection-arthrodesis-using-distraction-osteogenesis-then-plating-as-a-hybrid-surgical-technique-for-the-management-of-bone-sarcomas-of-the-distal-tibia
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Teng-Fei Lou, Hua Li, Yi-Min Chai, Chun-Yang Wang, Sheng-He Liu, Musha Hamushan, Fan Wu, Wei-Jie Cai, Pei Han
PURPOSE: We report the oncological and functional results of limb salvage for bone sarcomas involving the distal tibia using hybrid surgical technique of resection arthrodesis by bone transport then plating. METHODS: Five patients (mean age 18.6 years) with primary distal tibial sarcomas (two Ewing's sarcomas and three osteosarcomas) were treated by this method. The average duration of follow-up is 53 months. All patients accepted distraction osteogenesis with a standard technique using external fixator after wide (four cases) or marginal (one case) resection in the first operation...
February 3, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391717/hemangioendothelioma-of-palate-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
#15
R Heera, Latha Mary Cherian, Rupali Lav, V Ravikumar
Hemangioendothelioma commonly occurs in the superficial or deep soft tissue of the extremities, lungs, liver, bone and lymph nodes, with oral cavity being a rare location. It is usually benign but can show variable grades of malignancy. According to the histological presentation, hemangioendothelioma has been classified as epithelioid, Kaposiform, hobnail (Dabska-Retiform), epithelioid sarcoma like and composite. We present a case of ulcerated swelling of palate clinically diagnosed as pyogenic granuloma which presented a diagnostically challenging histological picture...
September 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391414/design-and-synthesis-of-coumarin-based-organoselenium-as-a-new-hit-for-myeloprotection-and-synergistic-therapeutic-efficacy-in-adjuvant-therapy
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Arup Ranjan Patra, Somnath Singha Roy, Abhishek Basu, Avishek Bhuniya, Arin Bhattacharjee, Subhadip Hajra, Ugir Hossain Sk, Rathindranath Baral, Sudin Bhattacharya
A newly designed organoselenium compound, methyl substituted umbelliferone selenocyanate (MUS), was synthesized as a primary hit against the myelotoxic activity of carboplatin. MUS was administered at 6 mg/kg b.wt, p.o. in concomitant and pretreatment schedules with carboplatin (12 mg/kg b.wt, i.p. for 10 days) in female Swiss albino mouse. MUS treatment reduced (P < 0.001) the percentage of chromosomal aberrations, micronuclei formation, DNA damage and apoptosis in murine bone marrow cells and also enhanced (P < 0...
February 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390485/antiangiogenic-therapy-for-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-with-thalidomide-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Qing Li, Yong Liu, Yang Yu
RATIONALE: Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) is a kind of small round cell tumor derived from primitive neuroectodermal tumor. PATIENT CONCERNS: PNET is a highly malignant tumor that is subordinated to Ewing sarcoma. It occurs predominantly in soft tissue and bone and rarely in the bronchi and lung. Traditional surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy are used for the treatment of PNET, but are usually ineffective. DIAGNOSES: There was a rare case of a 17 year-old man diagnoses with primary pulmonary PNET...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390454/low-grade-myofibroblastic-sarcoma-of-the-orbit-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Shikun Zhang, Ying Ma, Tie Ma, Zhiming Wang
RATIONALE: Low-grade myofibroblastic sarcoma (LGMS) is a malignant lesion composed of myofibroblasts. It is an uncommon tumor of unknown etiology that mainly develops in the bone or soft tissue and is most often reported in the head and neck, particularly in the tongue and oral cavity. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 2-year-old girl, previously well and with no significant medical history or family history of other diseases, presented with a 2-week painless swelling of the right orbit...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388486/distal-radius-allograft-reconstruction-utilizing-a-step-cut-technique-after-en-bloc-tumor-resection
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Timothy J Luchetti, Robert W Wysocki, Mark S Cohen
BACKGROUND: En bloc resection of the distal radius is a common treatment for advanced and recurrent giant cell tumors and less commonly for sarcoma. Various reconstructive options exist, including ulnar transposition, osteoarticular autograft and allograft, and allograft arthrodesis. We present a technique of reconstruction using a distal radius bulk allograft with a step-cut to allow for precise restoration of proper length and to promote bony union. METHODS: Preoperative templating is performed with affected and contralateral radiographs to assess the size of the expected bony defect, location of the step-cut, and the optimal size of the distal radius allograft required...
January 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387393/denosumab-as-a-potential-therapeutic-option-for-leiomyosarcoma-with-osteoclast-like-giant-cells-a-case-report
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Taro Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kawashima, Takashi Ariizumi, Tetsuro Yamagishi, Naoki Oike, Hajime Umezu, Shyoichi Inagawa, Tetsuo Hotta, Naoto Endo, Akira Ogose
Bone leiomyosarcoma is a rare primary osseous malignant tumor with a high metastatic potential. Similar to other bone sarcomas, high histological grade and tumor stage are predictive of a poor outcome. We herein present our experience with treating a 64-year-old woman with bone leiomyosarcoma accompanied by multiple bone metastases. A biopsy revealed occasional osteoclast-like giant cells. In addition to radiation therapy, the osteoclastogenesis inhibitor denosumab was administered but the patient did not undergo adjuvant chemotherapy or surgery...
January 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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