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Size Matters For Sarcomas

Early diagnosis of sarcoma is key! One of the key factors that influences whether a soft tissue sarcoma can be successfully treated is the size of the tumour at diagnosis. The larger the tumour, the more difficult it is to treat and the lower the chance of getting a cure. Average survival is 50% at…

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Results of a phase II study of sirolimus and cyclophosphamide

Results of a phase II study of sirolimus and cyclophosphamide in patients with advanced sarcoma Schuetze SM et al. – Sirolimus and cyclophosphamide were tolerated by the majority of patients. About 20% of patients had stable sarcoma for at least 6months but objective tumour response was infrequent. Methods Patients received 4mg sirolimus daily and 200mg…

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(ZIOP.OB) Reports Positive Preliminary Palifosfamide Overall Survival Data

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP.OB) Reports Positive Preliminary Palifosfamide Overall Survival Data From Randomized Phase 2 Study in Soft Tissue Sarcoma: NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZIOP – News), a biopharmaceutical company with small molecule and synthetic biology approaches to new cancer therapies, announced today positive preliminary overall survival (OS)…

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Votrient (Pazopanib) For Soft Tissue Sarcoma Approved By FDA

Votrient (pazopanib) has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma in patients who have already received chemotherapy. Soft tissue sarcoma is a type of cancer that starts in the fibrous tissue blood vessels, fat, muscle, or other supporting tissue in the body. The cancer develops in the mesenchymal cells. Votrient…

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2012 National Prayer Breakfast

The Australian National Prayer Breakfast is an annual event held in Parliament House, Canberra. The National Prayer Breakfast is hosted by the Parliamentary Christian Fellowship with the support of a small organising committee. Since 1982 it has been recognised as a unique forum for the leaders of our nation to come together to pray for…

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Kick Sarcoma Picnic

Event date: 13/10/2012 The Sarah Grace Sarcoma Foundation invites you to “Sarcoma Awareness Picnic” When: on Sunday the 21st October, at 1:00 pm Where: South African High Commission Garden, Corner State Circle and Rhodes Place Yarralumla, ACT 2600 RSVP: purespa@bigpond.com

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Kick Sarcoma Movie Premiere

Event date: 23/08/2012 Kick Sarcoma Movie Premiere and Reception The Sarah Grace Sarcoma Foundation invites you to “Fundraising Movie Premiere and Reception” When: On Wednesday the 22nd August 2012, at 6:00 pm Where: Finkel Lecture Theatre John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU (Australian national University) Building 131, Garran Road, ACT 2601   Anna Fitzgerald looks…

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