A man in his 60s presents with back pain and chest discomfort. Imaging reveals a mass in the left mediastinum abutting the lateral vertebral body and aorta. Is resection possible without major aortic bleeding?
New clinical trials at Cleveland Clinic are part of an effort to find better treatment options for a variety of sarcomas.
Instead of five to six weeks of radiation therapy before surgery, patients with soft tissue sarcoma can receive the treatment in five days, allowing them to undergo cancer resection much sooner.
A potential novel therapeutic strategy in rhabdomyosarcoma, a new study finds. In this article, Neetu Gupta, PhD, director of the Center of Excellence in Lymphoid Malignancies Research explains her findings.
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Stereotactic radiosurgery offers hope to adolescent and young adults with metastatic sarcoma in the spine, according to a new study. Radiation oncologist Erin Murphy, MD, discusses the research, and why it’s important to be thoughtful about concurrent therapy.
Cleveland Clinic is among six leading academic medical centers leading a national, cross-institutional initiative to collect data on sarcoma and other rare connective tumor tissues. Nathan Mesko, MD, one of the leaders involved in this effort, weighs in on the clinical implications.
A patient with a subcutaneous nodule that was diagnosed as sarcoma and referred for exenteration was instead determined to have a rare case of orbital nodular fasciitis. The nodule was surgically excised, saving the eye.
A sarcoma program uses new techniques and processes that decrease time to treatment in meaningful ways and improve patient care, including providing a preliminary diagnosis within minutes after biopsy.
Results of a Phase 2 trial offer much-needed guidance to clinicians treating a rare and aggressive form of sarcoma. Dr. Peter Anderson explains.
While many variables come into play at the time of diagnosis, with expert care from a multidisciplinary team, nonmetastatic soft tissue sarcoma treated early can be a curable disease.