What is Sarcoma?

Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues

There are around 100 different sub-types of sarcoma

There are around 3,800 new cases of sarcoma diagnosed each year in the UK

Sarcomas make up 15% of all childhood cancers (0-14 years) and 11% of all cancer diagnoses in teenagers and young people (15-24 years)

Sarcomas make up 1% of all cancer diagnoses in the UK

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New US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance on laparoscopic uterine power morcellation in hysterectomy and myomectomy (November 2014).
Imatinib approved for adjuvant use for up to 3 years for adults at high risk of relapse after surgery for Kit-positive GIST  Click here to read the press release on imatinib 
Sarcoma Patients EuroNet Association (SPAEN) is the European Network of Sarcoma, GIST, and Desmoid Patient Support and Advocacy Groups. Acting in partnership with medical experts, scientific researchers, the healthcare
Our Chief Executive, Lindsey Bennister says: “Sarcoma UK welcomes the updating of the NICE guidance to better support GPs and other primary healthcare professionals to bring about earlier diagnoses of cancer.
Debbie Durell's four children unite together to shave their heads for sarcoma, to support their mum. Click here to watch this inspiring video