Bone Cancer

Common Name(s)

Bone Cancer

Bone cancer is a common form of cancer characterized by abnormal cell growth in the skeletal system. Individuals with this disorder may grow harmful tumors in the bone that can spread to the rest of the body if not diagnosed and treated early. Bones are important for maintaining the structure of the body and work closely with muscles to provide various movements. Bone cancer can thus cause individuals to be less capable of performing important movements, like walking and running. Doctors are usually able to diagnose this defect early in the abnormal growth process, as the resulting symptoms are quickly apparent. Treatment is developed on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patient. For prevention purposes, bone specialists may suggest individuals eat a high-calcium diet, and exercise regularly. If an individual's cancer has progressed, doctors may suggest chemotherapy to combat cancer symptoms.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Bone Cancer" returned 1066 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Stability of spinal bone metastases in breast cancer after radiotherapy: a retrospective analysis of 157 cases.
 

Author(s): Ingmar Schlampp, Stefan Rieken, Daniel Habermehl, Thomas Bruckner, Robert Förster, Jürgen Debus, Harald Rief

Journal: Strahlenther Onkol. 2014 Sep;190(9):792-7.

 

This retrospective analysis was performed to evaluate osteolytic bone lesions of breast cancer in the thoracic and lumbar spine after radiotherapy (RT) in terms of stability using a validated scoring system.

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2014

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Non-spine bone metastasis as an initial manifestation of cancer in Korea.
 

Author(s): Wanlim Kim, Ilkyu Han, Seungcheol Kang, Sang A Lee, Han-Soo Kim

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2014 Mar;29(3):357-62.

 

Non-spine bone metastasis accounts for approximately 20% of all skeletal metastases, but little data have been published that focused on bone metastasis to the pelvis and extremities as an initial manifestation of cancer. We determined 1) clinicopathologic characteristics of patients ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2014

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DLC1-dependent parathyroid hormone-like hormone inhibition suppresses breast cancer bone metastasis.
 

Author(s): Yufeng Wang, Rong Lei, Xueqian Zhuang, Ning Zhang, Hong Pan, Gang Li, Jing Hu, Xiaoqi Pan, Qian Tao, Da Fu, Jianru Xiao, Y Eugene Chin, Yibin Kang, Qifeng Yang, Guohong Hu

Journal: J. Clin. Invest.. 2014 Apr;124(4):1646-59.

 

Bone metastasis is a frequent complication of breast cancer that is often accelerated by TGF-β signaling; however, little is known about how the TGF-β pathway is regulated during bone metastasis. Here we report that deleted in liver cancer 1 (DLC1) is an important regulator of TGF-β ...

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2014

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The terms "Bone Cancer" returned 107 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Scoring systems of quantitative bone scanning in prostate cancer: historical overview, current status and future perspectives.
 

Author(s): Athanasios Zafeirakis

Journal: Hell J Nucl Med. ;17(2):136-44.

 

Whole-body bone scintigraphy using technetium-99m-methylene-diphosphonate ((99m)Tc-MDP) is the most widely used radionuclide imaging modality applied in patients with prostate cancer. With this technique, the choice of methods to estimate the extend of the metastatic disease on the ...

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2014

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Medical treatment of breast cancer bone metastasis: from bisphosphonates to targeted drugs.
 

Author(s): Bulent Erdogan, Irfan Cicin

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev.. 2014 ;15(4):1503-10.

 

Breast cancer bone metastasis causing severe morbidity is commonly encountered in daily clinical practice. It causes pain, pathologic fractures, spinal cord and other nerve compression syndromes and life threatening hypercalcemia. Breast cancer metastasizes to bone through complicated ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2014

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[Expert consensus on the diagnosis and treatment of bone metastasis in lung cancer (2014 version)].
 

Author(s): Yan Sun, Zhongzhen Guan, Meilin Liao, Xin Yu, Changli Wang, Jie Wang, Xiaohui Niu, Yuankai Shi, Xiuyi Zhi, Yunpeng Liu, Mengzhong Liu, Yiping Zhang, Yue Yang, Jingnan Shen, Gongyan Chen, Qinghua Zhou, Caicun Zhou, Qisen Guo, Lili Tang, Jianchun Duan, Jun Liang, Yingjian Zhang, Ying Cheng

Journal: Zhongguo Fei Ai Za Zhi. 2014 Feb;17(2):57-72.

 

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 11 Sep 2012

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Study of Blood Samples From Patients With Osteosarcoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Localized Osteosarcoma; Metastatic Osteosarcoma; Recurrent Osteosarcoma

 

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2014

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