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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.


Navitoclax and Sorafenib Tosylate in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Solid Tumors

Started by Elodie Espesset in Clinical Trials and Research Updates 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

Is anyone on this trial?https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02143401The phase 2 study of Sorafenib alone was rather disappointing for synovial sarcoma:…Continue

Ct scan results

Started by Rebecca in General. Last reply by Rebecca 17 hours ago. 4 Replies

I was very relieved to find out I have no additional tumors in my body.

Good news

Started by Deano in General. Last reply by Elodie Espesset yesterday. 6 Replies

I have had an appointment with my specialist today and the MRI shows that the sarcoma is superficial and not close to the ulna nerve so an amputation won't be happening I am heading back to Sydney on Tuesday to have the surgery,Thank you all for…Continue

It came back in my brain stem , am I the only one?

Started by BobbyB89 in Unusual Presentation of Disease. Last reply by Noggin Jul 23. 5 Replies

Hey guys just updating. I initially had SS of head and neck for about 5 years and was in remission for 1 year after chemo, radiation and surgery. They still consider it primary because it's close to the old tumor. I start chemo soon. My tumor is…Continue

Sarcoma Awareness

Started by laura_h in General. Last reply by Noggin Jul 23. 1 Reply

Hi everyone,I have just started up some pages on social media to begin raising awareness for sarcoma. I thought I would share them with you.The Facebook page is …Continue

mom just diagnosed with sarcoma

Started by mphsblondie in Newly Diagnosed. Last reply by Elodie Espesset Jul 23. 2 Replies

My mom has been diagnosed with Sarcoma. After a fall on the ice she noticed this painful area behind her knee, finally just found out it is a Sarcoma after a biopsy. The doctor didn’t say if its spread or not, says he can tell after she gets a…Continue

shadows on the lungs

Started by francess in General. Last reply by francess Jul 23. 7 Replies

Hi Guys,we have just returned from our sons first 6 mth checkup , to discover that he has a shadow on each of his lungs , and is now set to have a CT scan tomorrow to clarify what they are.........needless to say we are terrified, and I just want to…Continue

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Ct scan results

I was very relieved to find out I have no additional tumors in my body.
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"I hope you have a fast and easy recovery :-)"

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

Posted by jimK on April 30, 2014 at 7:00pm 53 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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