Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab


  • Manfred Schwab
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_3307-2


Belongs to a group of cancers called soft tissue sarcomas. Sarcomas are cancers that develop in the supporting or connective tissues of the body (such as muscle, fat, nerves, blood vessels, bone, and cartilage). They are rare. Leiomyosarcomas are one of the commoner types of sarcoma to occur in adults over the age of 50.



Soft Tissue Blood Vessel Cancer Research Connective Tissue Common Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany