A Periodical for the Sarcoma Community

December 2005 - Volume 2, Number 6

Looking Backward to Look Forward

Editorial by Bruce Shriver, PhD


Drs. Lewis and Sondak discuss angiosarcoma, a rare soft tissue sarcoma arising from vascular tissue; usually occurs in the breast and skin and is believed to originate from the endothelial cells of blood vessels.

Synovial Sarcoma

Drs. Ferrari and Collini discuss Synovial sarcoma, a soft tissue sarcoma and one of the most frequent malignant tumors of soft tissues, accounting for about 8% of all soft tissue sarcomas.

Gene Profiling Studies on Sarcomas

Dr. Matt van de Rijn describes why researchers hope to identify new diagnostic markers, new prognostic markers, and new potential targets for therapy by being able to examine the expression of essentially all genes in individual tumor samples.

iSPAN: The International Sarcoma Patient Advocate Network

Sharon Anderson writes about the "Gathering of Advocacy Groups" that recently took place in Florida.

Prayer Flags for Sarcoma

Sharon Anderson writes about a prayer flag that she made and brought to the iSPAN meeting that recently took place in Florida.