Recent Sarcoma News

Nexavar Improves Survival for Patients with Rare Sarcomas (March 28, 2018)

Interim results from a randomized clinical trial for patients with desmoid tumors or aggressive fibromatosis (DT/DF) show that the drug Nexavar (sorafenib tosylate) extended progression-free survival compared... Continue Reading

Roadmap to Personalized Therapies for Sarcoma and other Aggressive Cancers (August 8, 2017)

Sarcoma is a rare and deadly form of cancer occurring in the bones and connective tissue that affects individuals of all ages. Its aggressiveness, rarity and diversity continue to hinder efforts to identify... Continue Reading

SWOG Launches National Immunotherapy Clinical Trial for Rare Cancers (March 23, 2017)

People with rare cancers now have the option of joining a national clinical trial testing leading-edge immunotherapies for a wide variety of tumor types. It’s the first federally funded immunotherapy... Continue Reading

Regional Chemotherapy Technique for Extremity Sarcoma Salvages Patients’ Limbs from Amputation (March 16, 2017)

Patients with a type of advanced malignant cancer of the arms or legs have typically faced amputation of the afflicted limb as the only treatment option.  However, a technique that limits the application... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy Before Surgery Improves Treatment of Sarcoma (November 7, 2016)

For patients with localized soft-tissue sarcoma of the trunk or extremities who are high risk for relapse, the use of anthracycline plus ifosfamide chemotherapy prior to surgery appears to improve survival.... Continue Reading

Halaven Approved for Liposarcoma (February 4, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the chemotherapy agent Halaven (eribulin) for the treatment of liposarcoma. It’s the first drug approved for liposarcoma that has demonstrated... Continue Reading

Yondelis® Approved for Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcoma (November 2, 2015)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the chemotherapy agent, Yondelis® (trabectedin), for the treatment of liposarcoma and leiomyosarcoma—two types of soft-tissue sarcomas.1 The... Continue Reading

Yondelis® Bests Standard Therapy in Liposarcoma and Leiomyosarcoma (October 20, 2015)

The chemotherapy agent, Yondelis® (trabectedine), improves outcomes compared to the standard agent, DTIC (dacarbazine), in patients with advanced liposarcoma or leiomyosarcoma that has recurred or progressed... Continue Reading

Longer Overall Survival for Patients with Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treated with Halaven® (June 11, 2015)

Halaven® (eribulin) may extend overall survival in patients with previously treated, advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS). These findings were presented at 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of... Continue Reading

YONDELIS® (trabectedin) for the Treatment of Patients with Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma (February 4, 2015)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review for the New Drug Application (NDA) for YONDELIS® (trabectedin) to treat patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS), including... Continue Reading

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