5,132 results match your criteria Synovial Cell Sarcoma


Recent updates on Wnt signaling modulators: a patent review (2014-2020).

Expert Opin Ther Pat 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India 382481.

Introduction: Wnt signaling is a signal transduction pathway that plays a vital role in embryonic development and normal tissue preservation. Dysfunction of this pathway gives rise to many diseased conditions like cancer, Alzheimer's, metabolic and skeletal disorders, kidney and liver disease, etc. Thus, targeting the Wnt pathway can be a potential approach to design and develop novel therapeutic classes. Read More

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Usefulness of SS18-SSX antibody as a diagnostic marker for pulmonary metastatic synovial sarcoma.

Diagn Pathol 2021 Jun 14;16(1):54. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan.

Background: The novel SS18-SSX fusion-specific antibody is reported to have high sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of primary synovial sarcoma (SS), which often metastasizes to the lung. Thus far, no study has validated the diagnostic efficacy of SS18-SSX antibody for pulmonary metastatic SS. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the usefulness of the SS18-SSX antibody in the diagnosis of pulmonary metastatic SS. Read More

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Diagnostic approach to a cardiac mass: a case report of misdiagnosed cardiac synovial sarcoma.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Mar 10;5(3):ytab039. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Ibn Rochd, Casablanca , Morocco.

Background: Cardiac synovial sarcoma (CSS) is an extremely rare malignant tumour with a poor prognosis. We report the case of a 31-year-old woman who presented with a CSS in the right atrium and was initially misdiagnosed with a tuberculoma. The aim of this article is to focus on the importance of having broad differential diagnoses including rare entities. Read More

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Anterior Abdominal Wall Synovial Sarcoma: A Rare Presentation.

J Pak Med Assoc 2021 Jun;71(6):1701-1702

Department of Radiology, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan.

Abdominal wall sarcoma belongs to a heterogeneous group of uncommon malignant neoplastic conditions with differentiated morphological patterns and originating from mesenchymal tissues. Soft tissue sarcomas predominantly involve the lower and upper limbs and retroperitoneum. We present a case of a 30-year-old patient, complaining of swelling in the left flank whose magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a solid tumour on the abdominal wall of the flank and biopsy turned out to be synovial sarcoma. Read More

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Correlating SS18-SSX immunohistochemistry (IHC) with SS18 fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) in synovial sarcomas: a study of 36 cases.

Virchows Arch 2021 Jun 5. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.

The recently introduced, highly sensitive and specific SS18-SSX immunohistochemistry (IHC) is an attractive alternative to SS18 fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing in synovial sarcoma (SS). However, little is known about how SS18-SSX IHC correlates with SS18 FISH. We correlated the SS18 FISH results of SS from 36 patients with SS18-SSX IHC. Read More

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Targeting cancer testis antigens in synovial sarcoma.

J Immunother Cancer 2021 Jun;9(6)

Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA

Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a rare cancer that disproportionately affects children and young adults. Cancer testis antigens (CTAs) are proteins that are expressed early in embryonic development, but generally not expressed in normal tissue. They are aberrantly expressed in many different cancer types and are an attractive therapeutic target for immunotherapies. Read More

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[Primary biphasic synovial sarcoma of the breast: report of a case].

Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi 2021 Jun;50(6):682-684

Department of Pathology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100021, China.

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[Minute synovial sarcoma of the hand:report of a case].

Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi 2021 Jun;50(6):679-681

Department of Pathology, People's Hospital of Jiangsu Province (the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University), Nanjing 210029, China.

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Synovial Sarcoma: A Clinical Review.

Curr Oncol 2021 May 19;28(3):1909-1920. Epub 2021 May 19.

Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8V 1C3, Canada.

Synovial sarcomas (SS) represent a unique subset of soft tissue sarcomas (STS) and account for 5-10% of all STS. Synovial sarcoma differs from other STS by the relatively young age at diagnosis and clinical presentation. Synovial sarcomas have unique genomic characteristics and are driven by a pathognomonic t(X;18) chromosomal translocation and subsequent formation of the SS18:SSX fusion oncogenes. Read More

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Unmasking BCL-2 Addiction in Synovial Sarcoma by Overcoming Low NOXA.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 May 12;13(10). Epub 2021 May 12.

Sarcoma Program, School of Medicine and Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Goodwin Research Building, Rm 382, 401 College St. P.O. Box 980037, Richmond, VA 23298, USA.

Synovial sarcoma (SS) is frequently diagnosed in teenagers and young adults and continues to be treated with polychemotherapy with variable success. The SS18-SSX gene fusion is pathognomonic for the disease, and high expression of the anti-apoptotic BCL-2 pathologically supports the diagnosis. As the oncogenic SS18-SSX fusion gene itself is not druggable, BCL-2 inhibitor-based therapies are an appealing therapeutic opportunity. Read More

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Surgical resection of primary tumor in the extremities improves survival for metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma patients: a population-based study of the SEER database.

Clin Transl Oncol 2021 Jun 1. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, North 15 West 7, Kita-Ku, Hokkaido, Sapporo, 060-8638, Japan.

Purpose: The objectives of this study were to clarify whether resection of primary tumor in the extremities for patients with metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) improves survival, and to clarify patient groups for whom primary tumor resection should be considered.

Methods/patients: Using the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results database, we identified 1453 patients with metastatic STS of the extremities at initial presentation between 1983 and 2016. Of these 1453 patients, 898 patients underwent primary tumor resection (Surgery group), and 555 patients did not (No-surgery group). Read More

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Cephalad misplacement of a pulmonary artery catheter in a patient with a preexisting Hickman catheter.

BMC Anesthesiol 2021 Jun 1;21(1):73. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 222, Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 06591, Republic of Korea.

Background: Pulmonary artery catheter insertion is a routine practice in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery. However, pulmonary artery catheter insertion is associated with numerous complications that can be devastating to the patient. Incorrect placement is an overlooked complication with few case reports to date. Read More

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Fusion Sarcoma With Aberrant Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Expression.

Int J Surg Pathol 2021 May 31:10668969211021997. Epub 2021 May 31.

Jinling Hospital, 144990Medical School of Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.

Undifferentiated small round cell sarcoma (USRCS) represents a highly heterogeneous group of tumors. A variety of specific gene fusions of USRCS have been reported, including , , , and . Here we report a case of sarcoma harboring a rare recurrent gene fusion, which was considered as USRCS previously. Read More

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Magnetic resonance imaging of soft tissue sarcoma: features related to prognosis.

Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 2021 May 29. Epub 2021 May 29.

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Via GC Pupilli n 1, 40136, Bologna, Italy.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a fundamental tool in the evaluation of soft tissue sarcoma. Imaging features are relevant for the assessment of treatment strategies, surgical planning and also for patients' prognosis prediction. Among soft tissue sarcoma and also other malignancies, the size of the mass is usually considered the prognostic key element in diagnostic imaging. Read More

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A case of a large solitary fibrous tumor in the thigh, displaying NAB2ex4-STAT6ex2 gene fusion.

Skeletal Radiol 2021 May 29. Epub 2021 May 29.

Department of Surgical Oncology (Bone and Soft Tissues), Disease Management Group, Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) University, Parel, Mumbai, India.

A solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is documented in several body sites. However, there are few reports on the radiological and corresponding histopathological, including immunohistochemical, features of SFT in the lower extremities. A 58-year-old male presented with a lump in his right thigh of 6 months duration. Read More

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Mesenchymal Tumors of the Mediastinum: An Update on Diagnostic Approach.

Adv Anat Pathol 2021 May 27. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Pathology, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, South Korea Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Houston, TX.

Mesenchymal tumors of the mediastinum are a heterogenous group of rare tumors with divergent lineages. Mediastinal mesenchymal tumors are diagnostically challenging due to their diversity and morphologic overlap with nonmesenchymal lesions arising in the mediastinum. Accurate histologic diagnosis is critical for appropriate patient management and prognostication. Read More

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Radiological features of ankle synovial cell sarcoma.

Pan Afr Med J 2021 23;38:301. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

20 Aout Radiology Department of the Ibn Rochd of Casablanca University, Casablanca, Morocco.

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Primary Pericardial Synovial Sarcoma: An Extremely Rare Cardiac Neoplasm.

Cureus 2021 Apr 20;13(4):e14583. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, QAT.

Primary pericardial tumors are an entity that is infrequently encountered and may be a cause of pericardial effusion. Primary synovial sarcomas of the pericardium are even rarer malignant invasive tumors that are a challenge to recognize due to their vague presentation and difficulty in diagnosing non-invasively. Here, we report a case of a 48-year-old gentleman of South Asian descent, who was incidentally found to have pericardial and bilateral pleural effusions and subsequently diagnosed to have primary pericardial synovial sarcoma. Read More

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Case 290: Intravascular Cystic Synovial Sarcoma.

Radiology 2021 Jun;299(3):730-735

From the Departments of Medical Ultrasound (H.Y., C.Z., X.W., Y.L.) and Medical Ultrasound, Laboratory of Ultrasound Imaging Drug (F.Y.), West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37 Guo Xue Xiang, Chengdu 610041, China.

History A 26-year-old man presented with a 1-month history of chest pain, a palpable and painful right inguinal mass, and edema in the right lower extremity. One month earlier, he started to experience left chest pain with no cough. Pulmonary CT angiography (CTA) revealed a left lower lobe segmental pulmonary embolus. Read More

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HDAC2 links ubiquitination to tumor suppression in synovial sarcoma.

Mol Cell Oncol 2021 Apr 25;8(3):1914291. Epub 2021 Apr 25.

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, AL, USA.

The function of histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) in transcriptional regulation and its role in oncogenesis have been well established. Here we discuss a transcription-independent HDAC2 pathway controlling cancer-related protein stability via the mouse double minute 2 homolog (MDM2) ubiquitin ligase. In synovial sarcoma, HDAC2 inactivation demonstrates significant therapeutic effect by degradation of the SS18-SSX driver oncoprotein. Read More

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Pulmonary metastasectomy in soft tissue sarcomas: a systematic review.

J Thorac Dis 2021 Apr;13(4):2649-2660

Mainz University Thoracic Center, Thoracic Surgery and Pulmonary Medicine, Mainz, Germany.

Background: Soft tissue sarcoma (STS) tend to metastasis to the lungs. Pulmonary metastasectomy seems to be a common practice always when plausible. The objective of this article was to review systematically the results of a literature search on pulmonary metastasectomy for STSs published in the last ten years and to offer a brief overview about the current practice as well. Read More

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Myofibroblastoma of the breast showing rare palisaded morphology and uncommon desmin- and CD34-negative immunophenotype: A case report.

Pathol Int 2021 May 18. Epub 2021 May 18.

Division of Pathology, Cancer Institute of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Tokyo, Japan.

Myofibroblastoma is a rare benign mesenchymal tumor typically arising in the breast. We report a diagnostically challenging case of myofibroblastoma of the breast showing a rare palisaded morphology and an uncommon desmin- and CD34-negative immunophenotype. A 73-year-old man underwent an excision for an 8 mm-sized breast mass. Read More

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Sarcomas with sclerotic epithelioid phenotype harboring novel EWSR1-SSX1 fusions.

Genes Chromosomes Cancer 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.

Department of Pathology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Undifferentiated sarcomas remain difficult to classify. Despite the remarkable advances in sarcoma classification made by the increased application of RNA sequencing in clinical practice, the unexpected result of a novel gene fusion raises further questions regarding the tumor histogenesis and subclassification. In this study, we present two high grade sarcomas with epithelioid phenotype occurring in the deep-soft tissues (shoulder, thigh) of young adults which based on the non-specific pathologic findings were deemed unclassified and subjected to targeted RNA sequencing for further diagnostic interpretation. Read More

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ETV4/5 drive synovial sarcoma through control of the cell cycle and the DUX4 embryonic pathway.

J Clin Invest 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, United States of America.

Synovial sarcoma is an aggressive malignancy with no effective treatments for patients with metastasis. The synovial sarcoma fusion, SS18-SSX, which recruits the SWI/SNF-BAF chromatin remodeling and polycomb repressive complexes, results in epigenetic activation of FGFR signaling. In genetic FGFR knockout models, culture, and xenograft synovial sarcoma models treated with the FGFR inhibitor BGJ398, we show that FGFR1, FGFR2, and FGFR3 were crucial for tumor growth. Read More

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Right atrial synovial sarcoma with thrombocytopenia: A deceptive presentation.

J Card Surg 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, CIMS Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Introduction: Primary cardiac synovial sarcoma is an exceedingly rare soft tissue malignant tumor, involving either the pericardium or chambers, with a striking male predominance, prevalently seen in the fourth decade. These tumours most commonly present as breathlessness on exertion. These patients readily exhibit gastrointestinal and systemic symptoms but sometimes the presentation can be fallacious. Read More

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Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors Associated with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2021 May 10:34894211014786. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA.

Introduction: Cancer predisposition syndromes are germline pathogenic variants in genes that greatly raise the risk of developing neoplastic diseases. One of the most well-known is Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS), which is due to pathogenic variants in the gene. Children with LFS have higher risks for multiple malignancies before adulthood, often with rare and aggressive subtypes. Read More

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SSX C-Terminus is a Useful Diagnostic Biomarker for Spermatocytic Tumour.

Histopathology 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States.

Aims: Spermatocytic tumour (ST) is a rare testicular germ cell neoplasm that can be challenging to diagnose and for which there are few confirmatory biomarkers. Like normal spermatogonia, STs are known to express SSX proteins. Recently, a novel SSX antibody directed against the C-terminus (SSX_CT) of SSX1, SSX2 and SSX4, has emerged as a reliable biomarker for these SSX proteins and synovial sarcoma. Read More

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IL-15 mediated expansion of rare durable memory T cells following adoptive cellular therapy.

J Immunother Cancer 2021 May;9(5)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Clinical Research Division, Seattle, WA, USA

Background: Synovial sarcoma (SS) and myxoid/round cell liposarcoma (MRCL) are ideal solid tumors for the development of adoptive cellular therapy (ACT) targeting NY-ESO-1, as a high frequency of tumors homogeneously express this cancer-testes antigen. Data from early phase clinical trials have shown antitumor activity after the adoptive transfer of NY-ESO-1-specific T cells. In these studies, persistence of NY-ESO-1 specific T cells is highly correlated with response to ACT, but patients often continue to have detectable transferred cells in their peripheral blood following progression. Read More

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Neck exploration for a huge synovial sarcoma, case report and literature review.

J Pak Med Assoc 2021 Feb;71(2(B)):766-768

Department of Surgery, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.

A 47-year-old woman presented in the outpatient department of EAST Surgical ward of MAYO Hospital Lahore, Pakistan, on February 2019 with complaint of swelling in the front section of the neck since five months which increased gradually in size and had been causing pain since two months. She had no comorbidities and insignificant family history. Examination revealed a 23×20 cm mass on the right side of the posterior triangle of the neck. Read More

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February 2021