A Periodical for the Sarcoma Community

April 2010 - Volume 7, Number 2

What is sarcoma? Qu’est-ce que le sarcome?
Co to jest miesak? ¿Qué es un sarcoma?

Editorial by Bruce Shriver, PhD

Letters to the Editor

Dr. Subramanian shares information about a new Sarcoma MicroRNA Expression Database (S-MED). Dr. Asgharzadeh invites patients and their families to participate in a Ewing's Sarcoma Genetics Study. And Dr. Spector invites patients and their families to participate in the GO (Genetics of Osteosarcoma) Study.

Advocating for Children with Sarcoma

Op Ed: Mary Sorens discusses funding for childhood cancers and concludes that advocating for sarcoma-specific research and services is crucial in supporting pediatric sarcoma patients and their families.

Targeting the PI3K/AKT Pathway in UPS/MFH: Aiming Towards Novel Therapy

In this experimental plan, Dr. Zhu and Dr. Lev discuss the potential efficacy of AKT as an anti-UPS/MFH therapeutic target.

Telomere Maintenance Mechanisms in Liposarcomas: A Progress Report and Future Directions

In this study report, Dr. Dominique Broccoli discusses evidence that indicates fundamental differences in tumors that use ALT versus telomerase for telomere maintenance.


$50,000 Research Grant Awarded

The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative awards a $50,000 grant for UPS/MFH research at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Six Internationally Distinguished Physicians Join ESUN's Medical Advisory and Editorial Board

We are pleased to announce that distinguished physicians from the Australia, Canada, Italy, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined our Medical Advisory and Editorial Board.

Translated Articles


Dr. Simon Baconnier and Elodie Espesset provide a French translation of the ESUN review article about liposarcoma.

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (Włókniakomięsak guzowaty skóry)

Dr. Piotr Rutkowski and Kamil Dolecki provide a Polish translation of the ESUN review article about dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.

Leiomiosarcoma óseo y de partes blandas: una panorámica

Dr. Ricardo Cubedo and Elena Pagola provide a Spanish translation of the ESUN review article about leiomyosarcoma of the bone and soft tissues.