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July 5, 2023

July is Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month

Sarcomas are a rare group of cancers affecting the bones or soft tissues of the body. Soft-tissue sarcomas form in cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, tendons, nerves, and around joints. Osteosarcomas develop in bone, liposarcomas form in fat, rhabdomyosarcomas form in muscle, and Ewing sarcomas form in bone and soft tissue. Bone and joint cancer is most frequently diagnosed among teenagers, while soft-tissue cancers typically affect those 55 years or older. 

Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Infographic

July 19 is Glioblastoma Awareness Day, bringing attention to the most common, complex, treatment-resistant, and deadly type of brain cancer. ICRF researcher, Eran Meshorer, PhD, is studying a specific mutation in pediatric patients with glioblastoma. He and his lab hope to discover specific mechanisms by which this mutation may drive malignancy, providing insights into how glioblastoma develops in children and potentially identifying pathways for therapeutic intervention. 

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