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What is Gynecological Carcinosarcoma?

Gynecological Carcinosarcoma (GCS) is a rare and aggressive cancer found primarily in the ovaries and uterus and can also originate in the fallopian tubes and vagina. GCS, is also known as MMMT or malignant mixed Müllerian tumor. Carcinosarcoma is unique in that it contains two types of cells; carcinomatous (epithelial tissue) and sarcomatous (connective tissue). GCS is rare. Fewer than 1,000 cases of GCS are diagnosed each year. Because carcinosarcoma is so rare, there has been limited research or clinical trials that focus on GCS. Unfortunately, this is where the cures will be found. Little or no research results in no cures or effective treatments for us. In order for us to have a fighting chance, we must aggressively support new and ongoing research so that Not One More Woman Will Die from this rotten cancer.

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Study for Recurrent Gynecological Carcinosarcoma

Dr. Arend, an assistant professor and senior scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has received funding from 2 drug companies – Bristol Myers Squib and Exelixis to perform an investigator initiated trial for patients with carcinosarcoma: “A phase II single arm study of cabozantinib plus nivolumab and ipilimumab in women with recurrent gynecological […]

Finding Hope in These Challenging Days

Finding Hope in These Challenging Days HOPE. Our sister never—not for a minute—lost hope.  March marks the second anniversary we remember our sister, Diane Redington, who lost her courageous three-year battle to gynecologic carcinosarcoma (GCS/MMMT) on March 15, 2018.  Posthumously named as one of Peoria High’s 2018 distinguished alumnae for her personal and professional achievements, […]

Expert consult relevant after therapy?

I was diagnosed in August and had a full hysterectomy three weeks later. The cancer was contained– Stage 1B and supposedly gone but I had to do a chemo sweep and will be doing radiation next. I am wondering about the value of a medical consult with Dr Birrer after radiation therapy has been completed? […]

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