Propranolol repurposed to treat soft tissue sarcomas

Propranolol, a drug used to treat high blood pressure, is being repurposed for soft tissue sarcoma treatment in Europe. The European Commission recently granted propranolol Orphan Drug Designation, a status assigned to a medicine intended for…

Sarcoma

Sarcoma is cancer that originates in supporting tissues including bones, muscles, fat, cartilage, and other connective tissues. Soft tissue sarcomas can develop in any part of the body. Sarcomas that develop on the arms or…

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What is cancer?

You’ve heard of cancer. Likely there are people in your family who have faced cancer. But what is cancer, really? Until you are faced with the reality, cancer is something that happens to someone else.…

Carcinoma, Melanoma, Sarcoma

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and its cousins — melanoma and different types of sarcomas — do not spread like other kinds of cancer. While most types of cancer spread to the cancer cells dividing, as…