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 1551 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Design of polyaspartic acid peptide-poly (ethylene glycol)-poly (ε-caprolactone) nanoparticles as a carrier of hydrophobic drugs targeting cancer metastasized to bone.
 

Author(s): Jinsong Liu, Youyun Zeng, Shuai Shi, Lihua Xu, Hualin Zhang, Janak L Pathak, Yihuai Pan

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Treatment of cancer metastasized to bone is still a challenge due to hydrophobicity, instability, and lack of target specificity of anticancer drugs. Poly (ethylene glycol)-poly (ε-caprolactone) polymer (PEG-PCL) is an effective, biodegradable, and biocompatible hydrophobic drug ...

Last Updated: 16 May 2017

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Soluble bone-derived osteopontin promotes migration and stem-like behavior of breast cancer cells.
 

Author(s): Graciella M Pio, Ying Xia, Matthew M Piaseczny, Jenny E Chu, Alison L Allan

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Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in women, with the majority of these deaths caused by metastasis to distant organs. The most common site of breast cancer metastasis is the bone, which has been shown to provide a rich microenvironment that supports the migration and ...

Last Updated: 12 May 2017

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Treatment and pattern of bone metastases in 1094 patients with advanced breast cancer - Results from the prospective German Tumour Registry Breast Cancer cohort study.
 

Author(s): Jan Schröder, Thomas Fietz, Andreas Köhler, Volker Petersen, Hans Tesch, Lisa Spring, Annette Fleitz, Martina Jänicke, Norbert Marschner,

Journal: Eur. J. Cancer. 2017 Jul;79():139-148.

 

A high proportion of patients with breast cancer develop bone metastases, yet data on routine treatment with bone-targeted agents (BTA) are rare. We report real-life outcome data of patients with breast cancer metastasised to the bone treated by office-based oncologists in Germany. ...

Last Updated: 11 May 2017

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The terms "Bone Cancer" returned 173 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

ECCO Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care: Soft Tissue Sarcoma in Adults and Bone Sarcoma. A critical review.
 

Author(s): Elisabeth Andritsch, Marc Beishon, Stefan Bielack, Sylvie Bonvalot, Paolo Casali, Mirjam Crul, Roberto Delgado- Bolton, Davide Maria Donati, Hassan Douis, Rick Haas, Pancras Hogendoorn, Olga Kozhaeva, Verna Lavender, Jozsef Lovey, Anastassia Negrouk, Philippe Pereira, Pierre Roca, Godelieve Rochette de Lempdes, Tiina Saarto, Bert van Berck, Gilles Vassal, Markus Wartenberg, Wendy Yared, Alberto Costa, Peter Naredi

Journal: Crit. Rev. Oncol. Hematol.. 2017 Feb;110():94-105.

 

ECCO essential requirements for quality cancer care (ERQCC) are checklists and explanations of organisation and actions that are necessary to give high-quality care to patients who have a specific tumour type. They are written by European experts representing all disciplines involved ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2017

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Improving quality of life in patients with advanced cancer: Targeting metastatic bone pain.
 

Author(s): Roger von Moos, Luis Costa, Carla Ida Ripamonti, Daniela Niepel, Daniele Santini

Journal: Eur. J. Cancer. 2017 Jan;71():80-94.

 

Metastatic bone disease in patients with advanced cancer is frequently associated with skeletal complications. These can be debilitating, causing pain, impaired functioning and decreased quality of life, as well as reduced survival. This review considers how the management of metastatic ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2016

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Cancer Cell Colonisation in the Bone Microenvironment.
 

Author(s): Casina Kan, Geoffrey Vargas, François Le Pape, Philippe Clézardin

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Bone metastases are a common complication of epithelial cancers, of which breast, prostate and lung carcinomas are the most common. The establishment of cancer cells to distant sites such as the bone microenvironment requires multiple steps. Tumour cells can acquire properties to ...

Last Updated: 26 Oct 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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Biology of Osteosarcoma (BOOST) Registry and Biobank
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteosarcoma

 

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2017

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Last Updated: 17 Mar 2017

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