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NIHR HSRIC. Aldoxorubicin for metastatic, locally advanced or unresectable soft tissue sarcoma – second line. Birmingham: NIHR Horizon Scanning Research&Intelligence Centre. Horizon Scanning Review. 2016
Soft tissue sarcomas are a group of rare cancers that affect tissues that connect, support and surround other body structures and organs. Soft tissue sarcoma can affect any part of the body including the arms, legs and torso. Soft tissue sarcoma can develop in fat, muscle, blood vessels, deep skin tissues, tendons and ligaments.
Aldoxorubicin is a new chemotherapy drug given in a drip directly into a vein. Aldoxorubicin is changed into the existing chemotherapy drug doxorubicin inside tumours, and may be useful in treating soft tissue sarcoma where previous treatment has failed.
If licensed for use in the UK, aldoxorubicin will be a new treatment for people with soft tissue sarcoma.
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Doxorubicin; Humans; Hydrazones; Sarcoma
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