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Potential ASPS Therapies

ASPS Clinical Studies

The Genetics of Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma

Gene expression studies of ASPS tumors

June 2006: The cancer inducing activity of the gene MITF is demonstrated in clear cell sarcoma

This finding suggests that MITF and possibly other MITF related genes: TFE3, TFEB and TFEC serve as “oncogene engines” to induce cancer formation. TFE3 is the translocated gene, which is found in alveolar soft part sarcoma. Click here to read a commentary in EurekAlert. The original study was published in the Cancer Cell journal: Oncogenic MITF dysregulation in clear cell sarcoma: defining the MiT family of human cancers