87. Andrew never once complained or cried or asked "why me?" Patterns of cancer in the families of children with soft tissue sarcoma. Group II is when all of the visible tumor is removed but there is still "microscopic" amounts of tumor cells left behind - with or without spread to the regional nodes (as long as they are also removed). I joined a virtual army with a very real enemy. Websites like the Sarcoma Initiative and list-serves like ACOR’s Rhabdo list gave me the medical resources and information to further educate myself on the best options available. Rhabdomyosarcoma usually occurs in two distinct groups: children age five and under, and adolescents 14-20 years of age. Genes Chromosomes Cancer 2000; 28:220. This tends to occur in older children and young adults. 38. Rhabdomyosarcoma 2. Second malignant neoplasms in children treated for rhabdomyosarcoma. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about staging. Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a rare type of cancer that forms in soft tissue — specifically skeletal muscle tissue or sometimes hollow organs such as the bladder or uterus. Diller L, Sexsmith E, Gottlieb A, Li FP, Malkin D. Germline p53 mutations are frequently detected in young children with rhabdomyosarcoma. NX = Node status unknown, The combination of Stage, Group, Site, Size, Age, Histologic Subtype, and the presence or absence of regional nodes or distant metastases is used to stratify patient into one of four "risk-groups.". Heyn R, Haeberlen V, Newton WA, et al. Population: 42% children < 4 years of age May be seen in adults; Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma Definition. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about staging. Because RMS can spread to the bone marrow, patients with RMS also undergo bone marrow aspirates and biopsies; a needle is placed into the hip bones and a specimen of the bone marrow is removed for testing; these tests are almost always done at the same time that anesthesia is being given for the biopsy of the tumor or insertion of the central venous catheter (CVC). We were referred to a sperm bank near our house. What is Stage 4 alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma? Pleiomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma in adults:  A clinicopathologic study of 38 cases with emphasis on morphologic variants and recent skeletal muscle-specific markers. For select patients, usually those with Intermediate or High-Risk RMS, treatment on a "pilot" single- or limited-institution clinical trial may be available. Cancer Res 1993;53:5108. Favorable = Orbit/eye lid, head and neck (excluding parameningeal), genito-urinary (not bladder or prostate) The proportion of patients with Group I, II, III, and IV tumors are comparable to that seen in "pediatric" seri. Malkin D, Li FP, Strong LC, et al. 82. Schuck A, Mattke AC, Schmidt B, et al. In the former instance, surgical sampling of lymph nodes behind the knee or in the groin should be performed for lower extremity tumors, and sampling of lymph nodes behind the elbow or in the armpit should be performed for upper extremity tumors.15 The role of lymphoscintigraphy for identifying a sentinel node is under investigation. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma. A CT scan demonstrated a 10 x 6.5 x 7.3 cm pelvic mass arising in the vicinity of the prostate, inseparable from the posterior wall of the bladder and anterior wall of the rectum, obstructing the right ureter and causing right hydronephrosis, with associated bilateral external and left internal iliac adenopathy. To make matters, worse, Nate’s tumor was diagnosed as an advanced, aggressive stage IV, which had already spread to the lymph nodes in his abdomen. Although generally well tolerated in terms of the more traditional toxicities such as alopecia, nausea and vomiting, and cytopenias, its use is associated with a high incidence of diarrhea, including severe diarrhea requiring intravenous replenishment. Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma grows fast, … Damage from radiation therapy, and late complications from surgery, may not become apparent for many years, particularly in growing children. Except for the nodal metastases, no other distant metastases were found in the lung, bones, or bone marrow. I don't want her to die, she's one of the best people I ever met and she's only 18. Okcu MF, Hicks J. Rhabdomyosarcoma in childhood and adolescence: Epidemiology, pathology, and molecular pathogenesis. It may have grown into nearby areas and/or spread to nearby lymph nodes, but it has not spread to distant parts of the body. Arndt C, Hawkins D, Anderson JR, et al. There are different ways of staging cancer, but most range from stage 1 to stage 4. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) is a sub-type of the rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue cancer family whose lineage is from mesenchymal cells and are related to skeletal muscle cells. Although there are exceptions, because post-relapse survival is poor for the vast majority of children with recurrent RMS (less than 20% of patients who relapse will be cured), it is critical that optimal therapy be given at the time of diagnosis. 76. 7. The following is a list of the most common drugs that are used to treat RMS in the United States and in Europe: Common side effects that may be seen (to lesser or greater degrees) with virtually all of the chemotherapy drugs that are used to treat RMS include hair loss, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, mouth sores, and the development of low-blood cell counts. These are called "prognostic factors." The greatest risk of local treatment failure (local recurrence) was seen in patients with bladder/prostate (19%) and parameningeal (16%) tumors. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology. From basic information about cancer and its causes to in-depth information on specific cancer types – including risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options – you’ll find it here. A diagnosis of Stage 3, Group III alveolar RMS with a paramengingeal primary (likely the ethmoid sinus) with intracranial extension was made. This abnormality is never seen in embryonal RMS so if there is a question about which type of RMS a patient has based on how it looks under the microscope, the demonstration of a PAX-FKHR translocation proves conclusively that it is alveolar RMS. Management of vincristine-associated peripheral neuropathy remains problematic. Okcu MF, Hicks J. Rhabdomyosarcoma in childhood and adolescence: Epidemiology, pathology, and molecular pathogenesis. AOZ. Patients with tumors arising in one of the parameningeal locations must always have a lumbar puncture ("spinal tap") performed to obtain a sample of their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for testing to make sure that the lining of the brain has not become infiltrated by RMS. Signs and Symptoms of Rhabdomyosarcoma. Once all of the imaging studies have been completed, and the biopsy has been performed, and the diagnosis of RMS has been confirmed, it is possible to classify patients with RMS into one of four "risk groups" based on the combination of their Stage (site, size, nodal involvement), their Group (extent of residual tumor post-operatively), their age at diagnosis, their histologic sub-type (embryonal versus alveolar), and the presence or absence of distant metastases. Dendritic cell-induced activation of adaptive and innate antitumor immunity. Ferrari A, Dileo P, Casanova M, et al. It includes radiation oncologists and pediatric oncologists who are familiar with national (or institutional) treatment guidelines (also known as protocols) for treating this rare form of cancer. Efficacy of ifosfamide and doxorubicin given as phase II "window" in children with newly diagnosed metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma: A report from the Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group. Not very much is known about why normal skeletal muscle cells become cancerous. The tumors are usually hard, but only rarely are they painful unless they start pressing on nearby nerves. Nature 1993;362:747. Available Every Minute of Every Day. The LFS has been associated with germline mutations of the p53 tumor suppressor gene.11 One study of 33 cases of sporadic RMS, found that three of 13 children younger than three years of age at diagnosis (compared with none of the 20 children older than three years of age) had germline mutations in their p53 gene.12 RMS has also been seen in association with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, a fetal overgrowth syndrome associated with abnormalities on 11p15, where the insulin-like growth factor II (IGFII) gene is located. Scrable HJ, Witte DP, Lampkin BC, et al. Rhabdomyosarcomas are composed of cells with histologic features of striated muscle in various stages of embryogenesis that can occur in several sites in the body, including the ocular region. Irinotecan (CPT-11) is a promising new drug with very high rates of pre-clinical activity in a murine model of xenografted RMS.13 Clinical trials in children with recurrent disease also demonstrated striking activity.13, 43 The current IRS-V studies are using it in both newly diagnosed children with metastatic tumors (D9802) and in children with recurrent tumors (ARST0121). In vivo treatment with antibody against IGF-1 receptor suppresses growth of human rhabdomyosarcoma and down-regulates p34cdc-2. The sarcoma has spread into other parts of the body. It includes: About half of children of RMS fall into the intermediate-risk group. Associate Member Since the TNM "staging" system does not require pathologic confirmation of imaging abnormalities, problems with accurately classifying patients can arise when, for example, a patient would be Stage 4 based on the presence of a pulmonary nodule on CT scan that is believed to represent a metastasis but is then found to not contain tumor when surgery is done to remove it. Failure to control the primary tumor is associated with a markedly increased risk of relapse at other parts of the body; this is probably a reflection of intrinsic or early-acquisition of resistance to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. ", Michael Wolff Memorial Wetland Foundation, The Online Rhadomyosarcoma Support Group at ACOR, Modeling Treatment Response of NF1-Deleted Sarcoma, The Hippo Pathway in Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, Complete resection, (-) margins resected nodes positive, Complete resection, (+) margins resected nodes positive, Gross residual disease (includes unresected regional nodes). 73. van den Broeke LT, Daschbach Em, Thomas EK, et al. Accessed at www.uptodate.com/contents/rhabdomyosarcoma-in-childhood-and-adolescence-epidemiology-pathology-and-molecular-pathogenesis on May 29, 2018. Cancer 2003; 97:1974-1980. Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is evidenced by uniform cell population consisting of cells with a high nuclear-to-cytoplasmic ratio. 56. Today's blog post is about Carter Escobar. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2004; 22:143-149. In places, the cells appear loosely dispersed, mimicking a pulmonary alveolar pattern. Early results from IRS-III described the early occurrence of five cases of acute myeloid leukemia in children, as well as one case of osteosarcoma and one case of myelodysplastic syndrome.84 A preliminary reports of SMN in IRS-IV found 14 cases in 13 patients at a median of 3.2 years from diagnosis.85 A more recent update of the IRS experience noted 67 SMN and 2 third malignancies in 4367 patients enrolled on IRS studies from 1972-1997.86 Only seven had a recognized genetic predisposition syndrome. Because these are rare tumors, and because most children with RMS are treated on protocols that specify the details of their therapy, the Radiation Oncologist must not only be able to accurately interpret relevant imaging studies to design an appropriate "treatment field" that encompasses all of the original tumor, plus a "margin" of normal surrounding tissue, but to do so at the time specified in the protocol and with an awareness of the "normal tissue tolerance" of surrounding normal structures and the risks of long-term complications of irradiating growing tissue in a young child. 31. A biopsy of the mass in the nasal cavity demonstrated the characteristic "alveolar" appearance of alveolar RMS. If erosion of the skull base occurs, they may complain of headache or develop cranial neuropathies from infiltration or compression of affected cranial nerves. He unfortunately relapsed shortly after completing his treatments, and after more chemotherapy and surgeries, his medical team decided to perform a very radical surgery, which had only been performed once in the history of SickKids, and that was the removal of his entire orbit. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology  2001; 23: 272-276. J Clin Oncol 1993;11:262. The role of radiation to sites of metastatic disease in children with Stage 4 (or Group IV) RMS is less clear, although children with lung metastases that have disappeared after chemotherapy may have an improved prognosis following low-dose (usually eight treatments) whole-lung irradiation (WLI). The stage is one of the most important factors in determining a person's prognosis (outlook). 43. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1989;86:7480. Presently, there are no proven "protective" medications to prevent this nerve damage, but there is some evidence that nerve damage that is caused by other chemotherapy drugs (not typically used to treat RMS), specifically cisplatin and paclitaxel, may be ameliorated by the use of Vitamin E and glutamine, respectively. Any tumor that has visibly spread to another "distant" part of the body is always Stage 4. Whether or not the tumor has spread (see below) regionally or distantly. 4. A diagnosis of Stage 3, Group III alveolar RMS of the prostate was made and aggressive, multi-agent chemotherapy was commenced to which the patient achieved a complete response. Role of high-dose chemotherapy with hematopoietic stem cell rescue in the treatment of metastatic or recurrent rhabdomyosarcoma. Half of all children with RMS have Group III tumors. Joshi D, Anderson JR, Paidas C, et al. When the most important infection-fighting white blood cell count is low, this condition is called neutropenia. 42. Internal Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology & Physics  2001; 51:718-728. Cancer 2003; 97:179-185. A report from the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group. These tumors are the most likely to spread to nearby lymph nodes; it is not uncommon for a child with a RMS in the hand or arm to also have "swollen glands" in the armpit, or for a child with a RMS in the foot or calf to also have "swollen glands" in the groin. Germ line p53 mutations in a familial syndrome of breast cancer, sarcomas, and other neoplasms. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2003; 25:215-222. RMS can spread locally, regionally, or distantly. The diagnosis of RMS can never be made without obtaining a specimen of the tumor for testing in the laboratory. Hays DM, Lawrence W Jr, Wharam M, et al. A transrectal needle biopsy yielded material that was comprised of a densely cellular small round blue cell tumor, strongly positive for desmin, vimentin, actin, and myogenin on immunostaining, and containing a t(2;13) PAX3-FKHR translocation on RT-PCR. For children with RMS, there are two sets of terminology that are used to describe these factors. A professional basketball team from the NBA was staying at the hotel and a line of about a dozen boys, close to my son’s age, had formed on the sidewalk outside the hotel’s entrance. This type of rhabdomyosarcoma is often seen in the large muscles of the body such as the extremities and the trunk. In the case of boys with paratesticular tumors, and ideally at the same time that the primary tumor is removed (an inguinal incision should be performed, as would be done for a hernia operation, and the tumor and testicle should both be extracted in contiguity from the scrotal sac and resected), surgical evaluation of ipsilateral (same side as the tumor) retroperitoneal regional lymph nodes should be performed; this latter procedure is increasingly being done laparoscopically, minimizing post-operative recovery and potentially shortening the time until chemotherapy is able to be initiated.16, It is important to remember that surgery by itself is never curative for children with RMS. 2. Rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of sarcoma.Sarcoma is cancer of soft tissue (such as muscle), connective tissue (such as tendon or cartilage), or bone.Rhabdomyosarcoma usually begins in muscles that are attached to bones and that help the body move, but it may begin in many places in … Sung L, Anderson JR, Arndt C, et al. Rhabdomyosarcoma in children differs from the form of the disease typically seen in adults. 15. 24. 30. A novel and consistent amplicon at 13q31 associated with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology & Physics 1996; 36:533-540. $50,000 Grant: In this study, investigators from the National Cancer Institute will alter T cells so that they recognize and kill osteosarcoma and rhabdomyosarcoma cells as if they were virus-infected cells. Embryonal RMS cells are typically less dense and more spindly. Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma is seen most often in children under age 5. There have been ten cases of RMS reported in approximately 100 known children with Costello syndrome. Rhabdomyosarcoma — a word we could not pronounce. The 5-year survival rate for children who have low-risk rhabdomyosarcoma ranges from 70% to … The groups discussed here are based on the most current information, but these may change in the future as safer and more effective treatments are developed. He is also pursuing his real estate license, which he plans on having before his 19th birthday. It is also important to remember that the role of surgery is very dependent on the site of the tumor. Molecular differential pathology of rhabdomyosarcoma. Many cases of childhood cancer are associated with specific translocations whereby a piece of one normal gene and a piece of another normal gene break apart and switch places. The results surprised both of them: Susan had stage IV rhabdomyosarcoma, a very aggressive cancer usually seen only in children. The following research studies were funded by the Initiative after sarcoma experts agreed that they were clinically relevant and scientifically sound: $69,000 Grant: In this study, investigators from Duke University will use their mouse model of NF1-deleted sarcomas to explore the role of NF1 mutations in the development and therapeutic response of rhabdomyosarcoma, undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Children with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) that has not spread to distant parts of the body (stage 1, 2, or 3) High-risk group. They are as intrinsically responsive to chemotherapy as "pediatric" RMS with response rates to chemotherapy as high as 85%. After taking a careful family history and doing a thorough physical examination, approximately one child in five to one child in ten will have an identifiable "genetic risk factor": the most common of these genetic "syndromes" include the Li-Fraumeni syndrome,6 neurofibromatosis,7 Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome,8 and Costello syndrome.9. I suddenly had the feeling that I was looking at a world that we previously inhabited, but no longer do inhabit. RMS can occur at any age, but it most often affects children.Although RMS can arise anywhere in the body, it's more likely to start in the: 1. The highest chance that RMS will spread to the lymph nodes is for children with tumors that arise in the extremities and in older boys (ten years of age or older) with paratesticular tumors. They will then use blocking antibodies to prevent the cancer from dampening the T cells' immune reaction. When diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in the head and lungs at age 26, a dear friend mine, a survivor of osteosarcoma, guided me through the beginning steps of treatment. Usually by the time the cancer is found it is at a higher stage because this is a type of cancer with little or no symptoms in earlier stages. About 20-25% of children with RMS have the less common alveolar type (or solid alveolar variant). We’ve invested more than $4.9 billion in cancer research since 1946, all to find more – and better – treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve cancer patients’ quality of life. Role of surgery for nonmetastatic abdominal rhabdomyosarcomas. There have been five "large" published series, totaling just over 400 cases of "adult" RMS (including some "children") seen at major cancer centers in the United States and Europe over the past 20-30 years.1-5 Although "pleomorphic" histology is more common in the adult population (and rarely seen in children), treatment principles for managing adults with RMS are similar to those for children, and outcome is not intrinsically worse for adults treated with "modern", multi-modality therapy. This system is a Clinical staging system that relies upon physical examination and radiologic imaging to determine the extent of disease. Cytogenet Cell Genet 1987;45:148. An anti-insulin-like growth factor I receptor antibody that is a potent inhibitor of cancer cell proliferation. The Stage of RMS is dependent upon three factors: The Group of RMS is dependent upon how much tumor is still present after the initial surgery. Messages are "posted" by someone on the list (i.e., a member of the support group) and cover a wide range of topics, e.g., patient experiences, research articles, clinical trials, current treatment practices and alternative treatments. A disproportionate number of these patients will have alveolar histology tumors. Figure 11.4 Event-free survival of patients treated on Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study IV by stage and site. All children with RMS are treated with chemotherapy. An ACOR "Mailing List" is a free, non-moderated discussion mechanism for patients, caregivers, researchers, and medical professionals to exchange messages with each other. 70. Can someone please HELP? Donaldson SS, Meza J, Breneman JC, et al. This type of rhabdomyosarcoma is often seen in the large muscles of the body such as the extremities and the trunk. There are two basic kinds of RMS – embryonal and alveolar. Age-based chemotherapy dose modifications may reduce the risk of hepatopathy, particularly in young children.40. Had spread to liver, and there were some cells found in the lungs. Baker KS, Anderson JR, Link MP, et al. Genes Chromosomes Cancer 2000; 27:337. Occasionally, children with RMS will also have unexplained fevers as one of the symptoms that are noticed at the time of diagnosis. 1. Annals of Surgery 2001; 234:215-223. A diagnosis of Stage 4, Group IV alveolar RMS of the extremity with regional (popliteal and inguinal) and distant (pelvic and para-aortic) nodal metastases was made. Generally, the higher the stage number, the more the cancer has spread. This process is known as "loss of heterozygosity.". 13. P9754 therapeutic intensification in non-metastatic osteosarcoma: A COG trial. Parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma: Results of an international workshop. Cancer Research 2003; 63:5073-5083. 46. Genomic imprinting and gene activation in cancer. 54. This is known as the stage of the cancer. 95% of recurrences occur within three years of diagnosis. Khan J, Bittner M, Saal L, et al. This grant was co-funded by the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative in April 2013. Consistent chromosomal translocation in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Rhabdomyosarcomagenesis – Novel pathway found. This provides 3-dimensional imaging and is frequently helpful for the purposes of planning radiation or surgery. Douglass EC, Valentine M, Etcubanas E, et al. Pathol Anat. This group includes children with localized RMS (the cancer has not spread to nearby lymph nodes or to distant sites in the body) that is removed completely by surgery. Sinonasal tract (SNT) alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) are frequently misdiagnosed, especially in adults. Influence of radiation therapy parameters on outcome in children treated with radiation therapy for localized parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma in Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group trials II through IV. Postpubertal evaluation of gonadal function following cyclophosphamide therapy before and during puberty. It is our hope that research will lead to newer and better treatments for those who are diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. Schmidt W, Schweighoffer T, Herbst E, et al. Group IV Distant metastasis Clinical Risk Group is determined using the Children's Oncology Group Stratification for Rhabdomyosarcoma based on the above determined group and stage: I remember the moment when I realized that we had entered the cancer realm, which no one enters voluntarily. We would like to fill this page with survival stories that offer hope and encouragement to everyone learning about rhabdomyosarcoma. Rhabdomyosarcoma can occur throughout childhood and may be present at birth. Stage 4. It has spread to distant parts of the body such as the lungs, liver, bones, or bone marrow. They wanted me to learn from their mistakes and their triumphs. 5. Pivotal role of the B7:CD28 pathway in transplantation tolerance and tumor immunity. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. The doctors had ruled out our initial suspicion that my son had an inflamed appendix. An autocrine IGF-II pathway plays a role in the growth of RMS;65 disrupting this pathway is one potential biologically "smart" therapy. Childhood rhabdomyosarcoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in muscle tissue. Smith LM, Anderson JR, Qualman SJ, et al. Irinotecan for pediatric solid tumors: The Memorial Sloan-Kettering experience. 83. Approximately 20% of newly diagnosed patients will present with one or more sites of "distant" metastases. Treatment is ongoing on a MSKCC single-institutional pilot protocol for "high-risk" patients. Vahdat L, Papadopoulos K, Lange D, et al. Turc-Carel C, Lizard-Nacol S, Justrabo E, et al. Human Reproduction 2002; 12:3157-3161. A 7-year old boy presented with one week of swelling and pain of the left eye, without fever or purulent rhinorrhea. Physical examination was notable for marked right-sided proptosis and ophthalmoplegia with preserved vision. 29. It all has been said before. The stages and risk groups for RMS can be confusing. Clinical Cancer Research  2001; 7:1192-1197. Treatment of most children with RMS is administered either on a cooperative group or single-institution or limited-institution clinical trial, or following the guidelines of the appropriate trial. It's also important when deciding on the best treatment options. Systemic control refers to the permanent control of invisible "micrometastases" or visible "metastases", generally by chemotherapy (sometimes with additional surgery or radiation therapy). Their courage added to mine. Early concerns about an increased risk of AML/MDS in patients receiving etoposide do not appear to have been substantiated, however, prospective monitoring of the contribution of a strong family history of cancer to the risk of developing a treatment-related SMN is prudent.87. It includes: The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team. These tumors are much more common in teenagers, and most commonly arise in the extremities. Estilo CL, Huryn JM, Kraus DH et al. Cyclophosphamide (usually given in combination with vincristine and dactinomycin, or vincristine and doxorubicin) and ifosfamide (usually given in combination with etoposide) can cause damage to the urinary bladder resulting in blood in the urine. These children have tumors that could not be removed completely. MRI of the sinuses shows a large, invasive soft tissue mass centered in the sinonasal region invading into both the right and left orbits and extending intra-cranially through the base of the skull. Randomized trial of the cardioprotective agent ICRF-187 in pediatric sarcoma patients treated with doxorubicin. It is very uncommon for RMS to spread to the brain or other organs such as the liver or spleen. Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a malignant tumour with skeletal muscle cell morphology. What does it take to outsmart cancer? 44. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2003; 117C:42-48. V1N4 ESUN Copyright © 2004 Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative. Rhabdomyosarcoma is one of more than 50 kinds of sarcoma. This is the original "staging" system that was used to classify patients in the first three IRS studies. Irinotecan is a newer drug that was found to be very effective at treating RMS in newly diagnosed patients with metastatic tumors and in patients with recurrent RMS (that is, RMS that relapsed after treatment finished or that never disappeared completely with initial treatment). 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