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Connective tissue: A material made up of fibers forming a framework and support structure for body tissues and organs. Connective tissue surrounds many organs. Cartilage and bone are specialized forms of connective tissue. All connective tissue is derived from mesoderm, the middle germ cell layer in the embryo. Sarcomas arise in connective tissue.

Primary Site
C49_ Connective, subcutaneous and other soft tissues
Abstractor Notes
The most common cancers in the connective tissue are sarcomas.