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Sarcoma Awareness

Sarcomas are a malignant type of cancer that starts in tissues like bone or muscle. Bone and soft tissue sarcomas are the two main types of sarcoma. Soft tissue sarcomas can develop in soft tissues such as fat, fibrous or deep skin tissues, blood vessels, muscle or nerves. They can appear in any part of the body, however, most start in the arms or legs. Sarcomas that start in the bones, such as osteosarcomas, are most common in children.

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Sarcomas are a malignant type of cancer that starts in tissues like bone or muscle. Bone and soft tissue sarcomas are the two main types of sarcoma. Soft tissue sarcomas can develop in soft tissues such as fat, fibrous or deep skin tissues, blood vessels, muscle or nerves. They can appear in any part of the body, however, most start in the arms or legs. Sarcomas that start in the bones, such as osteosarcomas, are most common in children.

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2018 has been a revolutionary year for Massive Bio and clearly acceptance by Philips HealthWorks is an important milestone. 
 
Massive Bio was selected from the less than one dozen participants of an applicant base of over 200 start-ups to the Philips HealthWorks Startup Program running in Cambridge, MA focused on Precision Oncology.

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Brain Cancer
 

Currently, there are an estimated 700,000 people in the United States living with a brain tumor. Brain tumors can significantly impact the life of the patient. 80% of brain tumors are benign and 20% are malignant. Meningiomas and gliomas are the two most prevalent brain tumor types in adults. Brain tumors originate in the brain, rather than spreading from another location. Symptoms can include headaches, seizures, personality changes, eye weakness, nausea or vomiting, difficulty speaking or comprehending, and short-term memory loss. Brain tumors have no known cause and are linked to no known risk factors, aside from radiation exposure and family history, which have been shown to raise the risk of brain tumors. They can affect people of all ages, races, genders and ethnicities. 

Brain tumors in children are different than those in adults. Survival rates tend to be higher for younger patients, with a 5-year survival rate of 66% for children ages 0 to 19 years. Brain and CNS tumors are the most prevalent form of pediatric cancer in kids under 19 years of age. Pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death among children and adolescents, surpassing leukemia. 

Many different cancer-related awareness campaigns occur throughout the year. April hosts many cancer awareness activities:

National Cancer Control Month
National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 8−14)
National Minority Health Month
National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (April 8–15)
National Volunteer Week (April 15−21)
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
World Health Day (April 7)

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Hello everyone! Another J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference has come and gone. Overall, it was chaotic but productive for Massive Bio. There were no game changing learning experiences for our core which is precision oncology informatics services, maybe because we live and breathe this space every day. 

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