Rhabdomyosarcomas (RMSs) are soft tissue sarcomas that are one of the most common neoplasms in children and adolescents. RMSs are presumed to be associated with the skeletal muscle lineage, although those tumors can be present in organs histologically lacking skeletal muscle, like prostate, urinary bladder or gallbladder. RMS is divided into two major subtypes: embryonal (ERMS) and alveolar (ARMS). Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) is a pediatric sarcoma that typically occurs in older children predominantly arising in the trunk and extremities, and exhibits a worse prognosis than other types of RMSs. ARMS is associated with 2;13 or 1;13 chromosomal translocations, which generate PAX3-FOXO1A and PAX7-FOXO1A fusion products, respectively. These translocations result in altered expression, function, and subcellular localization of the fusion products relative to the wild-type proteins, and ultimately contribute to oncogenic behavior by modifying growth, differentiation, and apoptosis pathways.
Human diseases [BR:br08402]
Cancers of soft tissues and bone
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:br08403]
Malignant neoplasms, except primary neoplasms of lymphoid, haematopoietic, central nervous system or related tissues
Malignant neoplasms, stated or presumed to be primary, of specified sites, except of lymphoid, haematopoietic, central nervous system or related tissues
Malignant mesenchymal neoplasms
2B55 Rhabdomyosarcoma, primary site
Cancer-associated carbohydrates [br08441.html]
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Extending the phenotypes associated with DICER1 mutations.