A Periodical for the Sarcoma Community

October 2012 - Volume 9, Number 5

The Advantage of International Collaboration:
Recent Accomplishments in Liposarcoma Research

Editorial by Bruce Shriver, PhD; David Thomas, PhD and Torsten Nielsen, MD, PhD

The Diagnosis of Undifferentiated Sarcomas:

Op-ed by Jeff Mito, BA and David Kirsch, MD, PhD

Synovial Sarcoma

Drs. Ferrari and Collini provide an updated review article on synovial sarcoma that includes findings from recent studies.

Mechanisms and Inhibition of Bone Sarcoma Metastasis

In this collaborative experimental plan, Drs. Loeb, Lawlor, Kovar and Scotlandi discuss their research on bone sarcoma metastasis in Ewing’s sarcoma and osteosarcoma.

MTAP Dysregulation in Osteosarcoma and MFH of the Bone

In this experimental plan, Drs. Camacho-Vanegas and Martignetti discuss their study of newly identified, biologically active splice forms of the MTAP gene in osteosarcoma and malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the bone.

New Resources for Patients and Their Families

The Initiative has published helpful introductions to the following sarcoma subtypes: angiosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, clear cell sarcoma, liposarcoma, osteosarcoma and synovial sarcoma.


Additions to the Initiative's Medical Advisory and Editorial Board

The Initiative is pleased to announce that Dr. Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, Dr. Stefano Ferrari, Dr. Akira Kawai and Dr. Ola Myklebost have joined our Medical Advisory and Editorial Board.

$250,000 International Collaborative Grant Awarded in Pediatric Sarcomas

The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative is funding an international collaborative study that is expected to yield new insights into the metastatic process of pediatric bone sarcomas.

$50,000 Grant Awarded for Osteosarcoma Research

The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative is funding a promising study at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine that may reveal a new path to targeted treatment.

Translated Articles

Nowotwory z Rodziny Mięsaków Ewinga (ESFT)

Drs. Ługowska and Rutkowski provide a Polish translation of the ESUN review article on the Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors.