National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute provides extensive patient information about the disease, treatments, and research.
- Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment
- Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
- Childhood Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
- Kaposi Sarcoma
- Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma
- Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Childhood Vascular Tumors
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers
The NCI recognizes centers around the country that meet rigorous standards for transdisciplinary, state-of-the-art research focused on developing new and better approaches to preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer. Find a center near you and learn about its specific research capabilities, programs, and initiatives.
- Clinical Trial Education Information
- Clinicaltrials.gov – A database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world. It contains NCI’s list of cancer trials as well as trials sponsored by pharmaceutical or biotech companies that may not be on NCI’s list.
What Is MyPART?
MyPART is the My Pediatric and Adult Rare Tumor network. It is a group of scientists, patients, family members, advocates, and healthcare providers who want to help find treatments for rare cancers. We are working on childhood, teen, and young adult solid rare tumors that have no cures. We think that working as a team will help us find treatments for rare cancers faster. Everyone can play a part.
The MyPART network will:
- ask patients, their family members, and healthcare providers about how the rare tumor affects patients’ lives.
- collect samples like blood, saliva, and biopsy tissue from people with rare tumors to study how rare tumors grow and how we could treat them.
- share data from rare cancer samples with scientists around the world.
- hold workshops with patients, advocates, doctors, and scientists to talk about how to improve patients’ lives and find new treatments.
- build new ways of testing new treatments.
- use what we learn to design new clinical trials for rare cancers.
- teach the public about how we are trying to find new treatments.
- share research results with individual patients.
If you would like to participate in MyPART, please click HERE.