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 1616 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Skeletal-related events and overall survival of patients with bone metastasis from nonsmall cell lung cancer - A retrospective analysis.
 

Author(s): Pengyu Kong, Jinglong Yan, Donghui Liu, Ye Ji, Yufu Wang, Jinpeng Zhuang, Jincai Wang, Xiaowei Hu, Xiaolong Yue

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9327.

 

Because of improving treatments and survival, 40% to 58% of patients with bone metastases from nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) will suffer from at least one skeletal-related event (SRE), affecting their quality of life, but the natural history of SRE is poorly understood. The study ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prognostic utility of FDG PET/CT and bone scintigraphy in breast cancer patients with bone-only metastasis.
 

Author(s): Soyeon Park, Joon-Kee Yoon, Su Jin Lee, Seok Yun Kang, Hyunee Yim, Young-Sil An

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e8985.

 

We performed this retrospective clinical study to examine the prognostic power of bone scintigraphy (BS) and F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) in terms of overall survival (OS) of breast cancer with bone-only metastasis.We retrospectively ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Bone metastasis as the first sign of gastric cancer.
 

Author(s): Wafa Ben Ameur, Safa Belghali, Imen Akkari, Houneida Zaghouani, Elyes Bouajina, Elhem Ben Jazia

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The skeleton is a common metastatic site for visceral carcinomas. However, the presentation of gastric cancer as bony metastases without preceding gastrointestinal symptoms is rare which has been infrequently reported in the literature. We report an infrequent case of a 60-year-old ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Bone Cancer" returned 183 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Early identification and intervention matters: A comprehensive review of current evidence and recommendations for the monitoring of bone health in patients with cancer.
 

Author(s): Thomas Brodowicz, Peyman Hadji, Daniela Niepel, Ingo Diel

Journal: Cancer Treat. Rev.. 2017 Dec;61():23-34.

 

Bone metastases are common in patients with advanced solid tumors, and many individuals experience debilitating skeletal-related events (SREs; e.g. pathologic fracture, hypercalcemia, radiotherapy or surgery to bone, and spinal cord compression). These events substantially affect ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Systematic review and meta-analysis on the proportion of patients with breast cancer who develop bone metastases.
 

Author(s): Jean-Jacques Body, Geoffrey Quinn, Susan Talbot, Emma Booth, Gaston Demonty, Aliki Taylor, Justyna Amelio

Journal: Crit. Rev. Oncol. Hematol.. 2017 Jul;115():67-80.

 

A systematic literature review was conducted to quantify populations of patients with primary breast cancer in whom bone metastases were detected at study start or during follow-up. Searches were performed in PubMed and EMBASE using terms related to breast cancer and bone metastases. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Therapeutic Bone-Modifying Agents in the Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer Setting: The Controversy and a Value Assessment.
 

Author(s): Michael Gnant, Catherine Van Poznak, Lowell Schnipper

Journal: Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2017 ;37():116-122.

 

Clinical trials and meta-analyses investigating bisphosphonates as an adjuvant breast cancer therapy have shown a consistent trend, with postmenopausal women and women receiving ovarian suppression with gonadotropin-releasing hormone therapy gaining improved breast cancer outcomes ...

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Genomic Analysis of Pediatric Bone Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bone Cancer

 

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2016

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The Osteosarcoma Biobank in Peking University People's Hospital
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteosarcoma

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2017

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Biology of Osteosarcoma (BOOST) Registry and Biobank
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteosarcoma

 

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2017

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