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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.


Epizyme EZH2 Inhibitor — EPZ-6438, Tazemetostat

Started by Trish in Personal Experience with Clinical Trials. Last reply by Elodie Espesset on Saturday. 16 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

Need an advice if I'm choosing right treatment. Synovial sarcoma left leg below the knee

Started by Ivan in General. Last reply by Ivan on Saturday. 4 Replies

Hi. My name is Ivan. I got synovial sarcoma in my left leg below the knee. It spreads to the knee joint and envelopes my nerves and vessels. It makes it very difficult to resect tumour locally. It's size about 10.5mm/7.9mm/6mm. I got no metastasis…Continue

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Started by Hrvoje in Newly Diagnosed. Last reply by Elodie Espesset Apr 27. 3 Replies

Hello everybody,My name is Hrvoje (yeah, weird name, I know :) ), I'm 28yo average guy from Zagreb, Croatia.After graduating from college, and due to high youth unemployment rate in my country, I decided to try my luck somewhere else so I decided to…Continue

Thomas - My Story

Started by sirtomthegr8 in General. Last reply by sirtomthegr8 Apr 25. 10 Replies

My story begins in mid 2012, my freshman year of high school, I had been experiencing very painful tenderness in my right ankle. I had been going to workouts for wrestling and it was determined that I had a stress fracture. I wore a walking boot for…Continue

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

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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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