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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.


last resort treatments

Started by Kaiowas in General. Last reply by Kaiowas 14 hours ago. 27 Replies

Hi everyone,not sure if this is the place but here comes my question.Some background infoseptember 2011: 15cm tumor in my leg, No metastases and surgeeryBut in 2012 is started ifosfamide/doxorubicine treatement for metastases in the lung. Nearly…Continue

Adaptimmune T-cell Therapy

Started by Elodie Espesset in Clinical Trials and Research Updates 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

For whoever doesn't know them yet, Adaptimmune is the company that genetically engineered T-cells to target NY-ESO in synovial sarcoma and melanoma. Their trial was initially at NIH and then extended to other locations:…Continue

Votrient Side Effects - when to call...on a holiday

Started by Adrienne in Side Effects of Treatment. Last reply by Adrienne on Friday. 8 Replies

Hi all. My husband started Votrient last Thursday evening and since has been experiencing painful diarrhea, stomach pains, some hand and foot pain that has not been consistent and tumor site pain. He also has white coat syndrome and it will be very…Continue

Epizyme EZH2 Inhibitor — EPZ-6438, Tazemetostat

Started by Trish in Personal Experience with Clinical Trials. Last reply by Kaiowas Feb 3. 5 Replies

Hi - we are looking into going on the trial at Memorial Sloan on the Epizyme EZH2 inhibitor EPZ-6438, Tazemetostat.   Has anyone tried this?  Can you please share your experience?  Thank you.  Trish Continue

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

Posted by jimK on April 30, 2014 at 7:00pm 55 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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