A Periodical for the Sarcoma Community

August 2009 - Volume 6, Number 4

Making a Difference by Working Together

Editorial by Bruce Shriver, PhD

Cancer Stem Cells in Sarcoma

CTOS Op Ed: Dr. C. Parker Gibbs describes how the cancer stem cell theory works and how it is being used in sarcoma research today.

A Preclinical Mouse Model for Uterine Leiomyosarcoma

Drs. Ioffe, Xing, Aspuria, Karlan, and Orsulic, discuss a mouse model of ULMS in which BRCA1, which is silenced in a subset of human ULMS, can augment tumor progression.

2009 International Sarcoma Awareness Week

Bruce Shriver and Mary Sorens summarize the 2009 iSAW and describe infrastructure enhancements for the 2010 Team Sarcoma Initiative events.

Decision Making: Complexities and Variables

Marianne Griffin, RN discusses the variables that affect patient decisions about cancer care.


$25,000 Leiomyosarcoma Research Grant Awarded

The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative has awarded a $25,000 grant to researchers of the Women’s Cancer Research Institute at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.