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July 1, 2022

July is Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month

Researcher Probes Ongoing Loss Of Skeletal Muscle in Cancer Patients

Ayelet Erez, MD, Phd, an ICRF Project Grant recipient, is focused on understanding the initiation and progression of cancer-associated cachexia in patients, which causes severe weight loss, along with wasting of the muscles of the body. As a pediatric geneticist, Erez volunteers her time to meet with children suffering from more than one type of cancer, as well as families with more than one child afflicted with cancer.

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Cancer Survivor Statistics

  • Estimates for primary cancer of the bones for 2022: 3,910 new cases, 2,100 deaths.
  • Symptoms include pain, lump or swelling, and fractures (less common).

Source: American Cancer Society

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