A sarcoma (from the Greek 'sarx' meaning \"flesh\") is a cancer that arises from transformed connective tissue cells. These cells originate from embryonic mesoderm, or middle layer, which forms the bone, cartilage, and fat tissues.

This is in contrast to carcinomas, which originate in the epithelium. The epithelium lines the surface of structures throughout the body, and is the origin of cancers in the breast, colon, pancreas.

However, due to an evolving understanding of tissue origin, the term \"sarcoma\" is sometimes applied to tumors now known to arise from epithelial tissue. The term soft tissue sarcoma is used to describe tumors of soft tissue, which includes elements that are in connective tissue, but not derived from it (such as muscles and blood vessels).

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By IBTimes AU

New study has revealed strategies to create new defense against AIDS-causing HIV in the form of a transplant drug which is normally used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs that could unlock a working cure. (Apr 06)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, AIDS, AUTISM, INFECTION

HIV Cure: T Memory Stem Cells - Hideouts Of HIV Against Any Antiviral Treatment

By IBTimes AU

T memory stem cells have been discovered as possible long-term viral HIV reservoirs that can be used as potential targets of advanced treatments. Experts found that these infected cells prevent antiviral therapy effectiveness even for several years of treatment. (Jan 12)

MORE TOPICS: INFECTION, CANCER

H1N1 And HIV Convergence: 6 Alarming Facts On Two Pandemics Joining Forces In 2014

By IBTimes AU

H1N1 and HIV have joined forces in 2014 pandemic convergence infecting lives without any guaranteed cure. The outbreak has been declared in Canada as H1N1 is continuously spreading, making HIV patients vulnerable. Here are six facts you should be aware of why both are related to each other. (Jan 05)

MORE TOPICS: AIDS, AGING, INFECTION

HIV Cure: 10 Side Effects Makes ART Patients Look Sicker Than Non-Takers

By IBTimes AU

Anti-retroviral drugs are designed to control HIV progression and reduce transmission risk of the virus. However, these drugs also bring concerning side effects which make drug takers look sicker than non-takers. (Oct 14)

MORE TOPICS: AIDS, INFECTION, HEPATITIS B, CANCER

Gulf States to Ban Entry of Gays Based on Results of Medical Screening (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

By IBTimes AU

The six member-nations of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) plan to ban the entry of gays by using medical tests to screen homosexual males. (Oct 09)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, RELIGION

HIV Cure: 5 Lethal Diseases Associated with AIDS, Effective Treatments/Study Progress

By IBTimes AU

HIV researchers are working round-the-clock searching for an effective treatment and cure against HIV infection. However, some people are just too stubborn and continue risky behaviour even with the global threat of the virus. (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: AIDS, INFECTION, HEPATITIS B, CANCER

HIV Cure: Early Treatments for Babies, Religious Groups Discourage HIV Drug Taking, Evolution of HIV Medications

By IBTimes AU

HIV research continues to push for a cure or a vaccine to prevent uncontrollable repercussions of the deadliest epidemic in the world. Early treatment is recommended to help slow down the disease and reduce chances of transmitting to others. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH AFRICA, AIDS, INFECTION, HEPATITIS B, LYMPHOMA

Gold Medallist Richard Whitehead Ready to Maintain Paralympic Legacy With 40 Marathon Challenge

By IBTimes UK

Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead wants to ensure the sport's legacy doesn't fall to the wayside, and will aim to bring athletes and the public tougher again in his 977 cross country marathon. (Aug 12)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, COURT, CANCER, LONDON

The Agony of Hugo Chavez: Details of His Final days Emerge

By Reuters

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez slid into a coma the day before he died of respiratory failure after cancer spread into his lungs, sources say. (Mar 09, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: CUBA, ANTIBIOTIC, INFECTION, CANCER

Venezuelans Mourn Chavez As Focus Turns To Funeral, Then Election

By Reuters

Venezuelans mourned the death of Hugo Chavez and prepared on Wednesday for his body to lie in state as attention turns to a new election to succeed the socialist leader after 14 years of tumultuous and divisive rule. (Mar 06, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, ARGENTINA, CUBA, CANCER

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