Sarcoma

Chilly temperatures help cancers grow

At low temperatures the human body has a hard time. As the cold sets in, blood vessels constrict to maintain heat and some body parts – like fingers and toes – begin to suffer. Metabolism ramps up to ...

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Cancer 'smart bomb' created from a crocus

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'Spotlight' drug detects lingering cancer cells

(Medical Xpress)—When a tumor is surgically removed, there's always a chance the cancer will return. Even the tiniest bit of malignancy left behind creates a pathway for the disease to recur—often within ...

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New hope for setback-dogged cancer treatment

Several drugs companies have ineffectively tried to produce antibodies that bind to the IGF-1 receptor on the cell surface, which has a critical part to play in the development of cancer. Scientists at Karolinska Institutet ...

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Researchers report progress in cancer immunotherapy

In a bid to make cancer immunotherapy more effective, researchers report they have succeeded in halting the progress of aggressive melanoma in its tracks - at least briefly - in seven patients treated with an army of cloned ...

Mar 06, 2012
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Viral microRNAs responsible for causing AIDS-related cancer

For the first time, scientists and engineers have identified a critical cancer-causing component in the virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma, the most common cancer among HIV-infected people. The discovery lays the foundation ...

Jan 13, 2014
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A sarcoma (from the Greek sarx (σάρκα) meaning "flesh") is a cancer that arises from transformed cells of mesenchymal origin. Thus, malignant tumors made of cancerous bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, vascular, or hematopoietic tissues are, by definition, considered sarcomas. This is in contrast to a malignant tumor originating from epithelial cells, which are termed carcinoma. Sarcomas are quite rare - common malignancies, such as breast, colon, and lung cancer, are almost always carcinoma.

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