Ewing sarcoma , Sarcoma
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Ewing Sarcoma?

To make Sarcoma Awareness Month, we take a look at the symptoms of Ewing sarcoma, a rare disease that grows from cells in bones or in the soft tissue surrounding bones.

July 9, 2018
Bone cancers, childhood
What is Osteosarcoma and How Is It Treated?

Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center are leading a number of studies in osteosarcoma, a type of cancer that starts in the bones.

June 21, 2018
Childhood , Patient Stories, Pediatric , Soft tissue sarcomas, childhood
Pediatric Ewing Sarcoma Patient Faces Disease with Courage and Insight

“Amelia is an amazing and extremely bright girl who has faced her disease and treatment with tremendous courage,” says Steven DuBois, MD, MS, her oncologist at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

March 21, 2018
Childhood , Soft tissue sarcomas, childhood
Cancer Researchers Hit a Bullseye With a New Drug Target for Ewing Sarcoma

The revelation brings a surge of hope to the field of pediatric oncology, which has long been challenged to find new drugs against childhood cancers.

February 2, 2018
Patient Stories, Adult , Psychosocial Oncology , Sarcoma
Becoming a Mom with the Help of a Friend – Despite Metastatic Synovial Sarcoma

Deciding to have a baby can be a happy – and sometimes scary – time for parents. Worries and questions about finances, the future, and the baby’s health are common. But most parents-to-be don’t have a cancer diagnosis looming over their heads like Abby and Tom Morgan did. A 32-year-old teacher, […]

August 22, 2017
Osteosarcoma , Patient Stories, Adult
How This Osteosarcoma Patient Deals with the Ups and Downs of the Cancer Journey

By Lyndsay McCaffery Two months. That’s how long I knew I had cancer before it was gone. I was a patient, and then a survivor, all before I had time to process what was happening to me. It has been almost five years and I am still trying to wrap […]

August 11, 2017
Sarcoma , Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Signs and Symptoms of Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Soft tissue sarcoma refers to cancer that begins in the muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other supporting tissue of the body. View the slideshow below to learn more about signs and symptoms of this cancer, as well as risk factors.   Learn more from the Center for Sarcoma […]

July 7, 2017
General interest , Patient Stories, Adult , Sarcoma
Rare Sarcoma Patient Finds New Purpose in Helping Others

By Mary Anne Oldford I was born to survive. Before I was born, I almost lost my life when my mother had a fibroid tumor surgically removed while I was still in the womb. Later, as a 5-year-old, I was diagnosed with polio, paralyzed, and told I would never walk again. […]

February 28, 2017
Care for children , Ewing sarcoma
What Is Ewing Sarcoma?

Ewing sarcoma is a cancer that grows in the bones and soft tissues, usually in the thigh or pelvis. It is most common in children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 20, and more common in boys than girls. Although most patients are teenagers, Ewing sarcoma can […]

August 31, 2016
Care for adults , Care for children , Patient Stories, Adult , Sarcoma
Sarcoma Patient Sets Sights on Nursing Career

Twenty-year-old Amanda Lee has always wanted to be a nurse. But after a life-changing diagnosis in 2012, Lee suddenly had a more personal motivation to pursue her career goals. After seeing her primary care doctor for pain in her lower back, doctors determined Lee had a tumor that was causing […]

December 24, 2015
Care for adults , Sarcoma
What is Liposarcoma?

Cancers known as sarcomas develop in the connective tissues, such as muscle, fat, and bone, that hold the body together. The type of sarcoma diagnosed in Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, liposarcoma, originates in fat cells that have been driven by random DNA errors into malignant growth, forming tumors. George Demetri, […]

September 19, 2014
Cancer Genetics , Cancer research , Care for children
Genetic counseling now recommended for children with sarcoma

If your son or daughter has been diagnosed with a type of sarcoma – a tumor in connective tissue like muscles or bones – there are many questions: Will my child make a full recovery? What are the immediate and long-term side effects of treatment? Most parents don’t consider whether […]

January 26, 2012
Patient Stories, Adult , Sarcoma
A Test, a Targeted Drug, and a Lengthened Life for Cancer Patient

One doctor had initially forecast that Acra Samuels had no more than six months to live. Targeted treatment through Dana-Farber has almost certainly extended her life significantly.

June 7, 2018
How Clinical Trials Move Cancer Treatment Forward

Dana-Farber's Geoffrey Shapiro, MD, PhD, answers common questions about clinical trials and how they help improve cancer treatment.

May 21, 2018
General interest
What is the Difference Between Cancer and a Tumor?

A common question, answered.

May 16, 2018
CAR T-cell therapy , Childhood
Using A Bold Strategy to Enhance CAR T-Cell Therapies

Boston-based researchers hope to optimize CAR T-cell therapies to target DIPG, aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumors, and other tough-to-treat cancers.

May 1, 2018
Cervical Cancer , Colon Cancer , General interest , Stomach (Gastric) cancer
Infections and Cancer: What You Should Know

Common infections, such as those that cause the common cold, do not cause cancer or make cancer more likely to occur. However, infections with specific types of viruses, bacteria, or parasites can increase an individual's risk for certain kinds of cancer.

April 13, 2018
CAR T-cell therapy , Immunotherapy
How is Gene Therapy Being Used to Treat Cancer?

Gene therapy is a way of treating or preventing disease by altering the genetic instructions within an individual’s cells.

April 2, 2018
Breast cancer , Immunotherapy
How Do CDK4/6 Inhibitors Stop Breast Cancer Growth?

So far, CDK4/6 inhibitors have been shown to be most effective in treating advanced estrogen-receptor positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.

February 12, 2018
Epigenetics: How It Works And What It Means for Cancer Research

As scientists map ever more of the epigenetic disruptions that occur in cancer, the implications for cancer therapy are becoming increasingly evident.

January 10, 2018

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