Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are characterized by co-participation of several epigenetic and genetic events during tumorigenesis. Having bypassed cellular senescence barriers during oncogenic transformation, the factors further affecting growth rate of STS cells remain poorly understood.
BACKGROUND: Sarcomatoid features in renal cell carcinoma may represent an aggressive subclone arising from the primary tumor. The patterns of metastases for these tumors were evaluated to determine if sarcomatoid features were retained at metastasis and whether the percentage of sarcomatoid features in the primary tumor influenced spread. METHODS: All patients with sarcomatoid features found at nephrectomy with synchronous or metachronous resection of metastases were evaluated. The histology, grade, and percentage of sarcomatoid features in the primary and metastatic site were recorded.
BACKGROUND: Crassocephalum crepidioides, a plant distributed in Okinawa Islands, is known in folk medicine; however, its anticancer activity has not been investigated. The aim of this study was to determine the in vitro and in vivo antitumor activities of C. crepidioides on murine Sarcoma 180 (S-180) and related molecular mechanisms. METHODS: The antitumor effect of C. crepidioides was evaluated in S-180-cell-bearing mice. Cell growth was assessed using a colorimetric assay. Nitrite and nitrate levels were measured by colorimetry.
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
BACKGROUND: Symptoms arising from primary bone sarcoma of the pelvic girdle are often insidious in onset and nonspecific in nature. To make the subtle initial signs and symptoms of these tumors more apparent to clinicians, we studied a cohort of patients who had a primary bone sarcoma of the pelvic girdle. Our purpose was to describe the initial clinical findings and to evaluate the duration, frequency, and implications of delays in the treatment of these tumors. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data on sixty-eight patients who had a primary bone sarcoma of the pelvic girdle.