sarcoma

A Song Draws Focus on Osteosarcoma Research

July 17, 2013
By Bertram K. Two days after his death in May, Zach Sobiech’s song “Clouds” became the number one download on iTunes and now has surpassed seven million views on YouTube....
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Genetics and a rare bone cancer

March 18, 2013
Late last year researchers with support from the Chordoma Foundation identified a genetic marker associated with that rare form of bone cancer. The Chordoma Foundation has also partnered with 23andMe...
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One in Ten Lives with a Rare Disease

February 28, 2013
February 28 is Rare Disease Day – a concept first initiated by the European Rare Disease Organization (EURORDIS) and now recognized around the world. Around 6,800 rare diseases have been...
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A Milestone in Sarcoma Research

July 25, 2012
Each person who has joined 23andMe’s Sarcoma research community has their own reasons for participating, but they all share the same hopes that we have – to find the causes...
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Fighting Cancer Together

June 07, 2012
The American Society of Clinical Oncology recently wrapped up its annual meeting, bringing together health care professionals focused on the fight against cancer. The five days were packed with mind-expanding...
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23andMe to Present Data from Sarcoma Research at Oncology Conference

June 01, 2012
Starting today cancer researchers will be gathering in Chicago at the meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Researchers and doctors at the annual meeting – the world’s largest...
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23andMe Partnering with Patients

May 29, 2012
By Meghan Mullins Before joining 23andMe, I worked at a more traditional genetic research lab. Like virtually all research centers, we didn’t return genetic results to our research participants. I...
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Cancer Touches Everyone

May 21, 2012
23andMe is passionate about fighting cancer. We recently launched a Cancer Family History survey and within two months more than 20,000 customers have answered! We're already learning some very interesting things -- read on.
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National Cancer Research Awareness Month

May 11, 2012
Cancer is not one disease, but many, and this has been one of the most challenging aspects of researching cures for cancer. 23andMe is applying its unique research platform to study cancer with research communities focused on sarcoma, myeloproliferative neoplasms, and metastatic breast cancer. Patients from all over the world can contribute directly to research and connect with others who have their disease, all while learning more about themselves.
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Gene Fusions Point to a New Type of Sarcoma

April 12, 2012
Sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that is often caused by two genes fusing together but which two genes are involved can be different between different types of sarcoma. A group of French researchers recently discovered a new gene fusion characterizing a type of "Ewing-like" sarcomas.
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