A Periodical for the Sarcoma Community

Editorial - February 2009

As we begin our sixth year,
there are new submission guidelines for ESUN

The Electronic Sarcoma Update Newsletter, an online, open access, peer-reviewed, bi-monthly newsletter, is now in its sixth year of publication. We have published over 600 pages of peer-reviewed articles on sarcoma and over 400 pages of Op Ed pieces written by oncologists, nurses, patients, caregivers, and survivors.

In addition to feature articles that focus on specific sarcomas, current research and clinical issues dealing with these cancers, ESUN has regular columns that abstract newly announced clinical trials and recent research findings. It also contains a column telling stories of courage and hope, a column that deals with a potpourri of topics of general interest, and updates on sarcoma advocacy and related groups. Our readership consists of patients, caregivers, physicians (oncologists and non-oncologists) and nurses.

The Guidelines for Authors and Guidelines for Reviewers have recently changed and are given at the end of this editorial. We invite you and your colleagues to submit an article to ESUN for consideration. We are particularly interested in review articles on the following topics:

  • Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of sarcomas
  • Advances in understanding local recurrence and understanding metastases of sarcomas
  • Differences in the development of sarcomas in children, adolescents, young adults and adults
  • Differences in the treatment of sarcomas in children, adolescents, young adults and adults
  • Advances in vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and mTOR inhibitors and other agents for treating sarcomas and results of work exploring "molecular targets" for new sarcoma therapies
  • The molecular biology of sarcomas and advances in molecular pathology
  • Results of translational studies

We have published detailed review articles of Angiosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma of the Bone, Ewing's Sarcoma, Leiomyosarcoma of the Bone and Soft Tissue, Leiomyosarcoma of the Uterus, Liposarcoma, Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma, Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors, Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma, Osteosarcoma. Rhabdomyosarcoma, and Synovial Sarcoma. We have also published an article that overviews both Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma and Clear Cell Sarcoma. Detailed review articles are currently being written covering Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP), Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST), and Fibrosarcoma of Bone. We are interested in receiving detailed review articles on additional sarcomas, including:

  • Desmoids Tumors
  • Spindle Cell Sarcoma
  • Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma
  • Epithelioid Sarcoma
  • Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor (DSRCT)
  • Undifferentiated Sarcoma
  • Clear Cell Sarcoma (CSS)
  • Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS)

Please let me know if you are interested in submitting an article to ESUN for consideration.