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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.

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.

Enrollment Begins in Devimistat Trial for Patients With Relapsed Clear Cell Sarcoma

November 12th 2021

The first patient has been enrolled in the APOLLO 613 Phase 1/2 clinical trial for CPI-613.

Milademetan Introduced for Patients With De-Differentiated Liposarcoma in Clinical Trial

October 5th 2021

A phase 3 clinical trial has begun to evaluate the efficacy and safety of milademetan in patients with de-differentiated liposarcoma.

Cancer Questions and Unwanted Drips

August 25th 2021

A survivor of myxofibrosarcoma expresses his thoughts about cancer recurrence and treatment options in a poem.

How a Cancer Survivor Trained for ‘American Ninja Warrior’ During Treatment

August 16th 2021

Liposarcoma survivor Arianne Missimer discusses the training process for ‘American Ninja Warrior’ and how she felt the day of competition.

Navigating the Unknown of Rare Cancers

August 2nd 2021

Despite the challenges of diagnosing and treating liposarcoma and chondrosarcoma, experts are optimistic about future treatments for these two rare cancers.

Playing With House Money: Defying Cancer Odds

August 2nd 2021

A survivor writes about the experience of being diagnosed with cancer and understanding his odds of survival.

Coping With a Leg Amputation and Segregation During Cancer Treatment at Age 9

August 2nd 2021

A survivor of osteosarcoma who underwent treatment in the 1960s in a segregated hospital ward, shares how he was able to find strength during that time.

Keeping Faith After a Sarcoma Diagnosis

July 29th 2021

After receiving a diagnosis of stage 3 sarcoma, one survivor proves that anything is possible.

Competing in ‘American Ninja Warrior’ and Surviving Cancer in the Same Year

July 15th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, a woman explains how she underwent surgery and chemotherapy for cancer just months before competing in American Ninja Warrior.

The Toughest Race of His Life

July 9th 2021

More than nine hours of surgery to remove a rare form of bone cancer in the his hip and leg forced Colin Jackson to relearn how to do simple tasks. Months later, he crossed the finish line of a marathon.

The Man Who Lost His Hip to Cancer and Crossed the Marathon Finish Line Anyway

June 17th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Colin Jackson explains how he was able to complete a marathon even after cancer treatments that called for surgical removal of part of his femur, hip and surrounding muscle.

Friday Frontline: A Cancer Survivor Makes a 3,000 Mile Trek For Charity, Teammates Help A High School Runner with Cancer Cross the Finish Line, And More

May 28th 2021

From a cancer survivor walking 3,000 miles for charity to a runner with cancer crossing the finish line with the help of her teammates, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Finding Hope After A Cancer Diagnosis at a Young Age

May 27th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Nicole Body discusses her cancer journey and shares how she found the strength to persevere through treatments and accept the difficult truths.

What I Have Learned Helping Friends Through Health Scares

April 22nd 2021

Finding the balance between offering support and guidance while at the same time not overwhelming people going through health scares isn’t easy, writes a cancer survivor. He notes that although it may take some practice to get right, it is an important skill for cancer thrivers to get down.

I Am a Strong Believer of Giving Patients with Cancer Hope

April 19th 2021

For the patient with a rare cancer, such as sarcoma, finding hope can be especially problematic, writes a cancer surgeon. Making patients hopeful, he writes, about their medical journey is as important as the medical components of treatment.

Managing the Stress of Medical Leave and Insurance Forms

April 15th 2021

Navigating medical leave and insurance forms can be nerve-wracking and feel high stakes for some, writes a cancer survivor. Here, he offers advice on how to manage that stress.

How a Young Patient With Cancer Made Me a Better Nurse

April 13th 2021

An oncology nurse recalls how a young patient with Ewing sarcoma she helped care for taught her about bravery and being honest with patients. Here, she writes how he made her a better nurse.

Friday Frontline: Arkansas Teen Learns to Run Again After Losing Leg to Osteosarcoma, Man Loses 115 Pounds After His Wife’s Death From Ovarian Cancer, and More

April 9th 2021

From a high school track runner learning how to run again after a leg amputation due to bone cancer to a father adopting a healthier lifestyle to lose 115 pounds after losing his wife to ovarian cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Don’t Look Back in Anger At Cancer

December 9th 2020

Holding onto the anger that a cancer diagnosis provides can be a ruinous exercise, here's how one cancer fighter tries not to look back at his cancer with anger.

Don't Take The Changes After Treatment For Cancer Personally

November 17th 2020

Physical and mental changes from your cancer treatment will be a natural occurrence, so don't take it personally.

Friday Frontline: Dinosaurs Had Cancer Too, NFL Player Opts Out of Upcoming Season, And More

August 7th 2020

From the recent discovery of osteosarcoma in a dinosaur bone to NFL player Nate Solder opting out of the upcoming season for health concerns, here’s what’s making headlines in the cancer space this week.

Part of the Gang

July 6th 2020

No longer were cancer fighters on another planet. We were right there with you, commiserating through the hardships and sharing the latest entertainment finds to help pass the time.

Friday Frontline: Cancer Updates, Research and Education on June 4, 2020

June 5th 2020

From the Food and Drug Administration asking pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily recall metformin, a type 2 diabetes medication, as it contains high levels of the cancer-causing contaminant NDMA to an NHL team’s fanbase showing support to a player as he finishes treatment for Ewing sarcoma, here’s what is making the headlines in the cancer space this week.

FDA Approves Pomalyst for AIDs-Related or HIV-Negative Kaposi Sarcoma

May 15th 2020

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first new treatment option for Kaposi sarcoma in more than 20 years.

Paradise Awaits, One Day At a Time

March 23rd 2020

I'm keeping hope alive that eventually, we'll get through the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic. One day at a time like anything else.

'Yet' Makes All the Difference

February 6th 2020

It's pretty clear that I have a lot of work ahead of me after years of devastation from cancer, but lately, I'm taking a new approach.

What You Need to Know About the FDA's Approval of Tazverik For Epithelioid Sarcoma

January 28th 2020

Patients with epithelioid sarcoma finally have a specific treatment after the FDA granted accelerated approval to Tazverik, providing new hope for the future of these patients.

FDA Approves Tazverik For Epithelioid Sarcoma

January 24th 2020

The Food and Drug Administration approved Tazverik for the treatment of patients with metastatic or locally advanced epithelioid sarcoma — marking the first treatment option specifically for these patients.