Friday, June 8, 2012
Beat Sarcoma recently donated $15,000 to Stanford University, which is funded to do a large study on leiomyosarcoma specimens from tumors that arise either in the uterus or in the soft tissues throughout the body. They will compare these leiomyosarcomas to other sarcomas that occur in the uterus, including endometrial stromal sarcoma and its recently discovered variants. Matt van de Rijn of Stanford said, "The money will be used at least to a great extent to cover the costs doing the analysis on twelve endometrial stromal sarcomas in this way. We believe that this will be a very valuable addition to our dataset and hope that we will identify not only novel diagnostic markers but also potential therapeutic targets."