Osteosarcoma

Better diagnosis for a rare syndrome

Understanding Li–Fraumeni syndrome (LFS)—a genetic disorder that substantially increases the risk of a young person developing cancer such as the bone cancer osteosarcoma—is a first step to improving diagnosis and counseling.

Jan 27, 2016
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Researchers develop antibody to save cancerous bones

Bone Cancer Primary bone cancer called Osteosarcoma (OS) is a rare cancer most often affecting adolescents and children. While most bone cancers have their origin in other body tissues and spread to the bones through metastases, ...

Dec 02, 2015
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Biomarker predicts chemo response for osteosarcoma

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists have found that a protein expressed by some cancers is a good predictor of how the cancer will respond to standard chemotherapy for osteosarcoma, the most common bone cancer in children. Knowing ...

Jul 03, 2012
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Osteosarcoma is an aggressive malignant neoplasm arising from primitive transformed cells of mesenchymal origin (and thus a sarcoma) that exhibit osteoblastic differentiation and produce malignant osteoid. It is the most common histological form of primary bone cancer.

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