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 1520 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Radiotherapy cannot prolong overall survival of young prostate cancer patients with bone metastases.
 

Author(s): Bo Peng, Cheng Yang, Jian He

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Patients with prostate cancer is commonly diagnosed with bone metastases. With the growing use of prostate-specific antigen testing, the frequency of prostate cancer has progressively increased in patients younger than 70 years. Radiotherapy is recognized for its effect on local control ...

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2016

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18F-Labeled NaF PET-CT in Detection of Bone Metastases in Patients With Preoperative Lung Cancer.
 

Author(s): Liangjun Rao, Zhen Zong, Zhifeng Chen, Xiaoyan Wang, Xinchong Shi, Chang Yi, Xiangsong Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Apr;95(16):e3490.

 

We compared the diagnostic accuracy of F-labeled sodium fluoride (F-NaF) PET-CT with 99m-technetium methylene diphosphonate (Tc-MDP) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to detect bone metastases (BMs) in patients with preoperative lung cancer. Patients with lung cancer ...

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2016

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Co-Targeting Prostate Cancer Epithelium and Bone Stroma by Human Osteonectin-Promoter-Mediated Suicide Gene Therapy Effectively Inhibits Androgen-Independent Prostate Cancer Growth.
 

Author(s): Shian-Ying Sung, Junn-Liang Chang, Kuan-Chou Chen, Shauh-Der Yeh, Yun-Ru Liu, Yen-Hao Su, Chia-Yen Hsueh, Leland W K Chung, Chia-Ling Hsieh

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Stromal-epithelial interaction has been shown to promote local tumor growth and distant metastasis. We sought to create a promising gene therapy approach that co-targets cancer and its supporting stromal cells for combating castration-resistant prostate tumors. Herein, we demonstrated ...

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2016

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The terms "Bone Cancer" returned 162 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of Thyrotropin Suppression Therapy on Bone in Thyroid Cancer Patients.
 

Author(s): Maria Papaleontiou, Sarah T Hawley, Megan R Haymart

Journal: Oncologist. 2016 Feb;21(2):165-71.

 

The thyroid cancer incidence is rising. Despite current guidelines, controversy exists regarding the degree and duration of thyrotropin suppression therapy. Also, its potential skeletal effects remain a concern to physicians caring for thyroid cancer patients. We conducted a review ...

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2016

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Recent aspects for disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow associated with gastric cancer: What has been done for the past, and what will be needed in future?
 

Author(s): Haruo Iguchi

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2015 Nov;21(43):12249-60.

 

Disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow is characterized by widespread bone metastasis (bone marrow infiltration) from solid tumors with hematological disorders coexisted. This disease is frequently complicated with gastric cancer among solid tumors although its incidence is ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2015

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Endo180 at the cutting edge of bone cancer treatment and beyond.
 

Author(s): Justin Sturge

Journal: J. Pathol.. 2016 Mar;238(4):485-8.

 

Skeletal bone is an attractive site for secondary tumour growth and is also home to spontaneous primary cancer. Treatment of bone metastasis is focused on limiting the vicious cycle of bone destruction with bisphosphonates or inhibition of receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ...

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2016

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Genomic Analysis of Pediatric Bone Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bone Cancer

 

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2016

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Last Updated: 2 Mar 2016

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Combination of External Beam Radiotherapy With 153Sm-EDTMP to Treat High Risk Osteosarcoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Metastatic Osteosarcoma

 

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2016

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