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Rare Tumors Studied by MyPART

Rare tumors can form anywhere in the body. MyPART is studying tumors in several different body systems.

  • What are rare bone tumors?

    Rare bone tumors include cancer of the bone and cartilage. They get more specific names depending on where they are located in the body.

  • What are rare digestive system tumors?

    Rare digestive system tumors form in organs that are important for digesting food and drinks, including the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, and pancreas.

  • What are rare endocrine tumors?

    Rare endocrine tumors form in glands or in cells that produce hormones, like thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands, and cells in your pancreas.

  • What are rare kidney tumors?

    Rare kidney tumors are tumors that form in the kidneys. Kidney tumors are named after where they grow in the kidney or what kind of cells the tumor cells look like.

  • What are rare soft tissue tumors?

    Rare soft tissue tumors form in the body’s soft tissues such as muscle, fat, tendons, ligaments, lymph and blood vessels, nerves or other tissue that connects and supports the body.

  • What are rare vascular tumors?

    Rare vascular tumors form in cells that make blood or lymph vessels. They can occur anywhere in the body, such as the skin, in the tissues below the skin, or in an organ.