A Periodical for the Sarcoma Community

February 2009 - Volume 6, Number 1

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

Editorial by Bruce Shriver, PhD

Understanding Rare Cancers: The NIH Pediatric and wildtype GIST Clinic Paradigm

CTOS Op Ed: Drs. Kim and Helman describe a novel two-day NIH clinic and conference involving patients and physicians.

Do many or few cells within malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors have the potential to contribute to disease progression?

In this experimental plan, Prof. Buchstaller and Morrison discuss research aimed at identifying which cells within MPNST drive tumor growth.

A Guide to the Sarcoma Universe for Those who Have Just Arrived

Elizabeth Goldstein-Rice and Mary Sorens provide a useful guide for sarcoma patients and those who advocate for them, including their parents, family and friends.

Participatory Medicine: Using Twitter to maximize serendipity in a social network

Gilles Frydman describes why he believes Twitter, a microblogging service, can aid serendipity in participatory medicine.

The Normalization of Despair and Distress

Marianne Griffin, RN discusses some of the implications of despair and distress occurring during a person’s cancer journey.


$50,000 Grant for MPNST Research Awarded

The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative announces a $50,000 grant for the research study "Tumorigenic Cells in Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors."