Around 1 in 5 people diagnosed with cancer in the UK take part in a clinical trial.
A study to understand more about soft tissue sarcoma
The aim of this study was to look at samples of confirmed and suspected soft tissue sarcomas, to learn more about how sarcoma develops.
More about this trial
Soft tissue sarcomas are rare cancers that develop from the cells that make up soft tissue such as muscle and fat for example. As soft tissue is present in all parts of the body, sarcomas can grow almost anywhere.
Sarcomas often appear as a lump or swelling. But most lumps are not cancerous. Researchers wanted to look at the differences between cancerous and non cancerous (benign) lumps in various types of soft tissue.
They hoped to study tissue samples from people with sarcoma, or suspected sarcoma. They planned to look for and examine abnormal molecules in the tissue, such as proteins or genetic material (DNA).
Summary of results
The research team had difficulties with staffing and administration for this study. This meant they weren’t able to recruit people to the study, so they decided to close it.
They don’t plan to publish any results from this study. But they hope to look at tissue samples as part of another study in the future.
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Dr Ali Ismail
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Yorkshire Cancer Research