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Keep up to speed with the latest sarcoma research.

Here you'll find news stories about sarcoma and cancer research from insitutions around the world. From investigating new treatments to develing into understanding more about the mechanics of cancer, researchers are working hard increase our knowledge and develop better treatments. 

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£140,000 boost for GIST cancer research from Sarcoma UK and GIST Cancer UK

A research team at the University of Cambridge is to lead a groundbreaking study exploring genomics, in gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs), with the aim of unlocking new treatment options for these sarcoma patients.

Million-dollar boost for Ewing's sarcoma research - October 2020

Three reseach teams in Dundee and the USA  have been awarded $1 million each, the equivalent of £760,000, from Stand Up To Cancer and Cancer Research UK to investiagte treatments for Ewing's sarcoma.

Cancer surgery can and should still go ahead in Covid-19 free areas - October 2020

New research, co-funded by Sarcoma UK, has recommended that dedicated Covid-19 free surgical pathways should be utilised to provide safe elective cancer surgery. 

Telemedicine and sarcoma during COVID-19 - September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work, travel and communicate. It’s also changed the way cancer patients attended some medical appointments, perhaps for the better.  

Immune system could be trained to spot drug-resistant cancers - July 2020

Immunotherapies could be targeted to treat cancers with specific drug resistance mutations, a new study has found. The team from the CRUK Gene Function Laboratory and Breast Cancer Now Research Centre at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) studied incidences of resistance to chemotherapy associated with reversion mutations (a type of genetic mutation) in breast cancer. 

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Personalised treatment plan using mouse models successfully treats sarcoma relapse in Spanish patient - July 2020

A team from the IDIBELL Oncobell program and researchers of the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Spain conducted a real-time personalised study to test the best treatment options for a patient who had Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST), a type of soft tissue sarcoma. 

CovidSurg: the impact of Covid-19 on surgery - June 2020

A new study has revealed that developing a COVID-19 infection just before or after having surgery can have a major impact on survival.

Sarcoma UK are proud to be co-funding this important initiative, which will help clinicians and patients to make informed decisions about surgery during the pandemic.