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Synovial sarcoma is a malignant tumor of the soft tissues, usually around joints.

Under the microscope the tumor resembles synovial tissue (the lining tissue of joints). Synovial tissue is found around the tendons (bands of fiber that connect muscle to bone), and can form bursa (fluid filled cushioning pouches or sacs found in spaces between tendons, ligaments and bones) found in the area of joints.

This condition tends to occur in adolescents and young adults and affects more males than females. The most common location of origin is the thigh near the knee, but synovial sarcoma can also occur near other joints, mainly in the arms and legs.

Despite its name, it seldom arises within a joint.


New Trials

Started by Elodie Espesset in Clinical Trials and Research Updates. Last reply by Madere (dancermom) 5 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Here are some trials that were newly posted on clinicaltrials.gov in the last 2 weeks. Most are not recruiting yet and I have no idea how long it will take before they start recruiting. The names of…Continue

Tags: PF-05082566, KW-0761, TAS-119, PM01183, Anlotinib

Chemotheraphy for Synovial Sarcoma

Started by Rumba in Chemo. Last reply by Adrienne yesterday. 19 Replies

My husband had three cylces of chemotherapy ( doxurubicin, Ifosfamide, mesna, dacarbazine). In his case (synovial sarcoma- right knee) Chemoteraphy didn't work. The response to chemo was minimal.…Continue


Started by Elodie Espesset in Personal Experience with Clinical Trials on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Has anybody from UK tried belinostat?The trial results will be presented at ASCO at the end of the month:…Continue

Hi, me again!

Started by Chanéz Oosthuizen in Treatment Options. Last reply by jimK May 16. 6 Replies

So now the oncologist said Brachytherapy is a good option?? Does anyone have anexperience with this or comments about this??

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Has anyone been through the genetically modified T-Cell trial?

Posted by jimK on April 30, 2014 at 7:00pm 47 Comments

I've met the blood and tumor qualifications and have an appointment at NIH on May 15th for additional testing to qualify for "A Pilot Study of Genetically Engineered NY-ESO-1 Specific (c259) T Cells in HLA-A2+ Patients With Synovial…



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