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Researchers Encouraged by Leiomyosarcoma Patient's Dramatic Response to Pembrolizumab


Targeted Oncology - Apr 25, 2017
Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified an exceptional responder to pembrolizumab (Keytruda) – a treatment-naïve patient with metastatic uterine leiomyosarcoma who had a complete tumor remission for more than 2 years on the PD-1 ...
 

Exceptional Responder to Pembrolizumab Guides Immunotherapy Progress in Leiomyosarcoma


OncLive - Apr 24, 2017
A complete pathologic response to pembrolizumab was observed at all except 1 of the patient's metastatic uterine leiomyosarcoma sites. To explore potential mechanisms of immunotherapy sensitivity and resistance, the researchers examined samples from ...
 

Nivolumab Fails as Single-agent Treatment for Advanced Uterine Leiomyosarcoma


Cancer Therapy Advisor - Apr 26, 2017
Although nivolumab did not induce a response in any patients, the presence of tumor-associated macrophages may be a promising treatment avenue for novel combinations. Nivolumab is not an effective single-agent treatment for patients with advanced ...
 

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My Journey with the Purple Dragon: Living with Leiomyosarcoma, a Rare and Aggressive Cancer


by: Patricia Moreira-Cali
Patricia's world turned upside down when she was accidentally diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma (LMS), an extremely rare cancer affecting only 1 in 5 million people. LMS is also a very aggressive type of tumor, thus nicknamed the Purple Dragon. After the initial shock of the diagnosis subsided, Patricia was ready to discover ways to heal herself and find hope. She went from being a counselor to thousands of patients on how to be proactive and take charge of their own health, to taking unknown paths in search of hope for surviving a disease that does not have a single established medical treatment.
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Running for Our Lives: An Odyssey with Cancer


by: Kathryn H. Anthony
When the doctor first announces the diagnosis "cancer," patients, families and friends feel as if they are struck by lightning--scared, dazed, and confused. So are Barry Riccio, at age 38, suddenly faced with a rare form of cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and his wife, Kathryn Anthony. On that fateful day their lives are forever changed. In gripping detail, Running for Our Lives chronicles the authors’ seven-year emotional roller coaster ride across five states and scores of doctors, nurses, and medical staff.
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My Journey with the Purple Dragon: Living with Leiomyosarcoma, a Rare and Aggressive Cancer by Patricia Moreira-Cali


by: Patricia Moreira-Cali

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Smooth muscle tumors of the alimentary tract;: Leiomyomas and leiomyosarcomas, a review of 2525 cases,


by: John Elias Skandalakis

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Leiomyosarcoma Survivor: Warren Bailey


Warren Bailey discusses being diagnosed with rare leiomyosarcoma and traveling to SCCA from Anchorage for treatment. Listen to his inspiring story.
 

Thriving with Leiomyosarcoma Thanks to Research


Diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma – a rare type of soft tissue sarcoma – Nancy McGuire is enjoying life once again after treatment with trabectedin (Yondelis), ...
 

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Cheer Extreme Mom Amy Elliott Discusses her cancer Leiomyosarcoma


This message needs to get out to the public! Please help her spread the word! Donations can be sent to: Duke Sarcoma Research Fund Richard Reidel M.D. c/o ...
 

Leiomyosarcoma Patient Testimonial | Sarcoma Oncology Center


http://sarcomaoncology.com/ (310) 552-9999 Sarcoma Oncology Center patient, Lisa, describes her experience undergoing treatment for Leiomyosarcoma.