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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.



Started by jsinder in Side Effects of Treatment. Last reply by Elodie Espesset 21 hours ago. 7 Replies

Is there anyone doing the Yondelis trial? If so how is it going for you/results?Also my husband just finished up with 18 rounds of radiation on his bones in the pelvic region. I understand that the…Continue

Bk amputation

Started by Moopy in Side Effects of Treatment. Last reply by Elodie Espesset yesterday. 14 Replies

Hi all ,Thanks for adding me to this group, I have had a problem with my left ankle for over 2 years and after numerous MRI scans have recently had my world tipped upside down by synovial sarcoma ,…Continue

Sarcoma Foundation of America Patient Educational Conference

Started by Elodie Espesset in Advocacy. Last reply by Caelan's grandma on Saturday. 2 Replies

Does anybody intend to attend the SFA Patient Educational Conference this year? It will be on May 2nd 2015:…Continue

Clinical Trial with Clostridium Novyi-NT Spores

Started by Elodie Espesset in Clinical Trials and Research Updates. Last reply by Elodie Espesset on Saturday. 2 Replies

Has anybody joined the following trial?http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01924689An patient with a different type of soft tissue tumor…Continue

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Towards A Better Prosthetic Ankle

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I could use a smarter prosthetic ankle for hiking but I am wondering about all the wires hanging around...…


Nuclear Spin Hyperpolarisation, a New Imaging Method?

Posted by Elodie Espesset on February 27, 2015 at 9:39am 0 Comments

Could a new imaging method tell whether a drug is working on a tumor within a few days? That's apparently the goal behind nuclear spin hyperpolarisation:…


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According to a new skin cancer study, the cancer stem cells which receive a strong TGF-β signal, move and slowly start metastases while the ones which receive no signal divide rapidly but stay where they are:…


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