The Paula Takacs luminary display honored those impacted by sarcoma diagnoses and the healthcare workers who care for them.
Soft-tissue sarcomas are more common than bone sarcomas. The 50 types of soft-tissue sarcomas differ greatly in their tissue of origin, behavior, age of occurrence, aggressiveness, method of spread, genetic alterations, and therapy sensitivities. There are over 150 subtypes of sarcomas. Sarcomas comprise less than 1% of adult cancers and approximately 15-20% of pediatric cancers. Around 12,000 people are diagnosed soft-tissue sarcomas and 3,000 diagnosed with bone sarcomas in the U.S. each year.
Endorsed by The Paula Takacs Foundation, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® has published the NCCN Guidelines for Patients – Soft Tissue Sarcoma and NCCN Guidelines for Patients – Bone Cancer. They are updated periodically by NCCN.
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