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CURE’s sarcoma page features the latest cancer news and updates on sarcoma Through articles, videos, podcasts, and more, CURE brings readers the insights of experts, cancer survivors, patients, and advocates to ensure everyone is up to date in sarcoma.

Shining a Spotlight on What Lies in the Shadows of Cancer

September 23rd 2022

From a rare malignancy to sexual dysfunction, this special issue explores some of the less talked about aspects of cancer.

How I’ll Handle My Emotions as I Rebuild My Life After Cancer

September 15th 2022

Here’s how I plan to handle sadness, anger, loneliness, regret and guilt that comes with rebuilding my life after cancer.

A Fond Farewell to My Rockstar Cancer Surgeon

September 5th 2022

My cancer surgeon is retiring. Here’s a fond farewell to the man who saved my life — multiple times.

Setbacks Happen While Rebuilding Life After Cancer, But I Control What’s Next

August 29th 2022

I'm no longer the "helpless patient with cancer," though sometimes I need a reminder to keep myself in check.

A Look at Mindset, Optimism in Life After Cancer

August 16th 2022

As I recover from the traumatic effects of cancer, I’m realizing that success has much to do with mindset and optimism.

Imfinzi-Novel Drug Combination Elicits Effective Responses in a Group of Patients With Metastatic Sarcomas

August 10th 2022

Treatment with a combination of Imfinzi and the novel drug tremelimumab demonstrated promising results in certain patients with advanced or metastatic sarcoma, which are rare cancers of the bone and soft tissue.

Leukemia Survivor Meets Country Music Singer Luke Combs, Sarcoma Nonprofit to Honor Minecraft YouTube Celebrity Technoblade and More

August 5th 2022

From the late YouTuber “Technoblade” being honored by the Sarcoma Foundation of America to a country singer making a leukemia survivor’s dreams come true, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Parallels Between the Psychology of Money and Life After Cancer

August 4th 2022

I recently read a book about the psychology of money, and actually related much of the content to my life after osteosarcoma.

Emotions Are High After Receiving Good Cancer-Related News

July 26th 2022

My oncology team and I decided that it was OK to decrease the frequency of cancer-related scans, leaving me both relieved and nervous.

Sarcoma Deserves More Attention in the Spotlight

July 20th 2022

Even in the public health shadows of the more common cancers like breast cancer, for the few but strong patients with a sarcoma diagnosis, we are obligated to spread awareness, restore hope and with specialist care, ensure the best possible outcomes.

Diet Was One Thing I Was Able to Control When Facing Cancer

July 11th 2022

After being diagnosed with cancer, I took a hard look at what I was eating and made some positive changes.

Cancer Boosted My Empathy, But Anger Is Starting to Rear Its Head

June 27th 2022

After cancer, I now have more empathy for people going through health crises, though when I see others posting inspirational stories on social media, I can’t help but to wonder how much strife they have actually been through.

Adolescents and Young Adults With Sarcoma ‘Urgently Need’ Better Education on Risks of Opioid Misuse

June 16th 2022

Adolescents and young adults with sarcoma, a group of cancers that begin in the bone and soft tissue, need more education regarding chronic pain management and opioid addiction, according to a group of researchers.

I Must Trust the Process in Life After Cancer

June 15th 2022

Seeing a friend meet up for a business meeting made me miss my fast-paced life before cancer, but reminded me to trust the process of where I am now.

Ifosfamide Induces ‘Subtle’ Survival Improvement Over Hycamtin-Cyclophosphamide Combo in Ewing Sarcoma

June 7th 2022

The use of the chemotherapy ifosfamide was associated with small improvements in survival outcomes in a group of patients with relapsed/refractory Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of bone or soft tissue cancer.

I'm Glad I Got a Second Opinion for My Cancer Treatment

June 3rd 2022

I trusted my oncology team with my life, so it was important that I found doctors I was comfortable with.

Actress Alicia Witt Discusses Cancer Treatment After Losing Her Parents, Chef Gordon Ramsay Surprises a Teen With Cancer and More

June 3rd 2022

From chef Gordon Ramsay sharing a meal with a 13-year-old fan with Ewing sarcoma, to a dermatologist on a playground spotting a mother’s skin cancer, here’s a look at what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

How a Blog and Social Media Have Helped Me Fight Cancer

May 27th 2022

I didn’t know that starting a blog and turning to social media at the age of 30 after a cancer diagnosis would be so beneficial. But, I’m glad it turned out that way.

Emergency Moves to Help Respond to Cancer Triggers

May 9th 2022

The cancer experience is far from over when scans turn up clear. Here’s how I deal with triggering reminders of the disease.

Trial Kicks Off to Evaluate CycloSam for Sarcoma and Cancer that Spread to the Bone

May 4th 2022

The first patient was dosed in a clinical trial evaluating the radiopharmaceutical agent, CycloSam, in patients with bone cancer or cancer that has metastasized to the bone.

As the World Moves on, I’m Reminded at How Much Time Was Lost to Cancer

April 29th 2022

Throughout my cancer experience, I’ve relied heavily on friends and family for support. But as they are moving on and starting families of their own, I realized how much time I’ve lost to cancer.

Osteosarcoma Survivor With Leg Amputation Models for Popular Fashion Brands, Oasis Guitarist Receives Cancer Diagnosis and More

April 29th 2022

From an osteosarcoma survivor modeling inclusivity in the fashion world to rock guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs being diagnosed with cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

The Trauma From My Cancer Journey Has Adequately Prepared Me for Crossroads Life Throws My Way

April 20th 2022

My wife and I took a weekend break from the worries of cancer and everyday life, but things did not go as planned, forcing me to tap into all the self-work I’ve been focusing on this year.

Cancer Survivor to Run Boston Marathon Alongside His Organ Donor, HIV Drug Shows Promise in Treating Metastatic Colon Cancer and More

April 8th 2022

From liver cancer survivor planning to run the upcoming Boston Marathon with his organ donor to a common HIV drug showing promise in treating colorectal cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Decades' Worth of Reconstruction Advancements Have Transformed the Lives of Many Patients Who Underwent Debilitating Cancer Treatments

March 10th 2022

Aesthetic appearances, according to an expert at the UCSF, are often important for patients following the surgical treatment of cancer. Advancements in this space over the past 20 years have allowed many to patients to look as normal as possible.

Now That I’m Cancer-Free, I Wonder if I Should be Doing More

March 9th 2022

My osteosarcoma has been under control for a few years now, and in my moments of free time, I start to feel guilty for lacking the drive to take on more.

Listen Up: Hearing Loss Among Cancer Survivors Often Overlooked and Understudied

March 3rd 2022

Significant challenges include improving detection and response to inner ear side effects among cancer survivors following the use of certain drugs and therapies.

Fellow Cancer Survivor Helps Me Snap Out of Post-Scanxiety Blues

February 28th 2022

The post-scanxiety crash felt like an avalanche for me, and even though my scans were clear, it took talking to another cancer survivor to snap me out of it.

Body Composition May Be a Better Predictor of Chemotoxicities in Children With Lymphoma or a Type of Sarcoma Than BMI

December 29th 2021

Children with low skeletal muscle density were more likely to have hematologic toxicities from chemotherapy, but more research is needed to determine whether this measure is an accurate predictor of chemotoxicities in lymphoma.

FDA Approves First Treatment Option for Aggressive Sarcoma Subtype

November 23rd 2021

This marks the only available treatment option approved by the FDA for adults with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic malignant perivascular epithelioid cell tumor.