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A sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops from certain tissues, such as bone or muscle. There are 2 main types of sarcoma: osteosarcoma, which develops from bone, and soft tissue sarcomas. Soft tissue sarcomas can develop from soft tissues such as fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels, or deep skin tissues. They can be found in any part of the body. Most of them develop in the arms or legs. They can also be found in the trunk, head and neck area, internal organs, and the area in back of the abdominal cavity (known as the retroperitoneum). Sarcomas are not common tumors, and most cancers are the type of tumors called carcinomas.

CytRx’s aldoxorubicin receives European orphan medicinal product designation for treatment of advanced soft tissue sarcomas

CytRx Corporation, a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today announced that aldoxorubicin has received orphan medicinal product designation from the European Commission for the treatment of advanced soft tissue sarcomas. The designation is to encourage the development of drugs which may provide significant benefit to patients suffering from rare diseases. [More]

Cytrx releases statement in response to two recent lawsuits

CytRx Corporation, a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today issued the following statement in response to two recent lawsuits filed in the name of CytRx shareholders: [More]

EORTC study does not support combination chemotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma

An EORTC study published in The Lancet Oncology does not support administration of intensified doxorubicin and ifosfamide for palliation of advanced soft tissue sarcoma, unless the objective is to shrink the tumor. [More]

CytRx initiates Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate efficacy of aldoxorubicin in STS patients

CytRx Corporation (Nasdaq: CYTR), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today announced it has initiated a pivotal global Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of aldoxorubicin as a second-line treatment for patients with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) under a Special Protocol Assessment with the FDA. [More]

Analysis on long-term outcome in patients treated with pazopanib for metastatic soft tissue sarcoma

An EORTC analysis appearing in Annals of Oncology confirmed the importance of known prognostic factors such as performance status and tumor grading for having a long-term outcome in patients treated with pazopanib for metastatic soft tissue sarcoma. Additionally, hemoglobin at baseline was found to be a new prognostic factor. [More]
Scientists identify genetic alterations in pediatric soft-tissue cancer

Scientists identify genetic alterations in pediatric soft-tissue cancer

Scientists have mapped the genetic changes that drive tumors in rhabdomyosarcoma, a pediatric soft-tissue cancer, and found that the disease is characterized by two distinct genotypes. The genetic alterations identified in this malignancy could be useful in developing targeted diagnostic tools and treatments for children with the disease. The study, by researchers at the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and their colleagues, appeared in the Jan. 23, 2014, issue of the journal Cancer Discovery. [More]

Scientists map genetic changes that drive tumors pediatric soft-tissue cancer

Scientists have mapped the genetic changes that drive tumors in rhabdomyosarcoma, a pediatric soft-tissue cancer, and found that the disease is characterized by two distinct genotypes. [More]

CytRx receives FDA approval to continue dosing aldoxorubicin for patients with soft tissue sarcomas

CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ:CYTR), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today announced it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue dosing patients with aldoxorubicin until disease progression in a planned pivotal, global Phase 3 clinical trial with aldoxorubicin as a second-line treatment for soft tissue sarcomas. [More]

EORTC hosts joint session with ESTRO to focus on latest developments in soft tissue sarcoma treatment

The EORTC will host a joint session with ESTRO at ESTRO 33 focusing on current developments in soft tissue sarcoma treatment. It will take place from 14:30- 16:00 on Monday, 07 April 2014 in Vienna, Austria and will be co-chaired by Professors Jean-Yves Blay of the Centre Leon Berard in Lyon, France and past EORTC President and Philippe Maingon of the Centre Georges-Fran-ois-Leclerc in Dijon, France, and Chair of the EORTC Radiation Oncology Group. [More]
Nanomedicine Award winners officially announced at BIO-Europe conference

Nanomedicine Award winners officially announced at BIO-Europe conference

The winners of the first ever Nanomedicine Award were officially announced during the Nanomedicine Panel at BIO-Europe conference in Vienna, November 4th 2013. The Award review Board agreed to distinguish two projects in two different categories: The winners are Endomagnetics Ltd in the nanodiagnostic category and the I-CARE project from Linköping University in the regenerative medicine category. [More]
Cytrx announces Q3 2013 financial results, provides clinical update

Cytrx announces Q3 2013 financial results, provides clinical update

CytRx Corporation, a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, today reported financial results for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2013, and provided a clinical update. [More]

EntreMed presents preclinical data for ENMD-2076 in triple-negative breast cancer

EntreMed, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of a variety of cancers, announced today the presentation of preclinical data from a study to assess the role of p53 family tumor suppressors in mediating response to ENMD-2076 in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). [More]
Study reports racial, ethnic differences in incidence of soft tissue sarcomas in young adults, adolescents

Study reports racial, ethnic differences in incidence of soft tissue sarcomas in young adults, adolescents

Mei-Chin Hsieh, MSPH, CTR, of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health's Louisiana Tumor Registry, is the lead author of a study that reports racial and ethnic differences in the incidence of soft tissue sarcomas in adolescents and young adults. [More]

Cedars-Sinai's first accredited Complex Surgical Oncology Fellowship program established

The Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute has established the medical center's first accredited Complex Surgical Oncology Fellowship program, joining an elite group of 16 U.S. hospitals that have received accreditation for this type of training from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, a premier evaluator of physician education programs. [More]

CytRx reaches targeted enrollment in aldoxorubicin Phase 2b study for treatment of soft tissue sarcoma

CytRx Corporation, a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, announced that it has reached the targeted enrollment of 105 evaluable patients in its international Phase 2b clinical trial with aldoxorubicin as a first-line treatment for soft tissue sarcoma. [More]

Entremed reports patent issuance for its lead drug candidate ENMD-2076

EntreMed, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of a variety of cancers, today announced the issuance by the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office of Patent Certificate No. ZL 200680044656.7. [More]
EntreMed announces issuance of patent for clinical-stage compound, 2-methoxyestradiol

EntreMed announces issuance of patent for clinical-stage compound, 2-methoxyestradiol

EntreMed, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of a variety of cancers, announced the issuance of a U.S. patent covering methods of treatment and formulations for its clinical-stage compound, 2-methoxyestradiol. [More]
CytRx reaches agreement with FDA for aldoxorubicin Phase 3 trial for treatment of soft tissue sarcomas

CytRx reaches agreement with FDA for aldoxorubicin Phase 3 trial for treatment of soft tissue sarcomas

CytRx Corporation, a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, announced today that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under a special protocol assessment for a global pivotal Phase 3 trial with aldoxorubicin as a treatment for patients with soft tissue sarcomas who have relapsed or were refractory following prior treatment with chemotherapy. [More]

Microwave ablation therapy reduces pain in patients with painful bone, soft-tissue tumors

First-of-its-kind research presented today showed microwave ablation therapy cut pain in half for patients with painful bone and soft-tissue tumors and took less time to complete than radiofrequency ablation. [More]
UCLA, NanoSmart partner to develop novel cancer drug delivery platform

UCLA, NanoSmart partner to develop novel cancer drug delivery platform

NanoSmart Pharmaceuticals, a private biotechnology company, has entered into a research collaboration agreement with University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to continue the development of NanoSmart's novel drug delivery platform for the treatment of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. [More]