Bone Cancer

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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 1076 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Inaugural bone metastases in non-small cell lung cancer: a specific prognostic entity?
 

Author(s): Mélanie Deberne, Stanislas Ropert, Bertrand Billemont, Catherine Daniel, Jeanne Chapron, François Goldwasser

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In non-small cell lung cancer patients (NSCLC), median survival from the time patients develop bone metastasis is classically described being inferior to 6 months. We investigated the subcategory of patients having an inaugural skeletal-related-event revealing NSCLC. The purpose of ...

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2014

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Polymorphisms in the RANK/RANKL genes and their effect on bone specific prognosis in breast cancer patients.
 

Author(s): Alexander Hein, Christian M Bayer, Michael G Schrauder, Lothar Häberle, Katharina Heusinger, Reiner Strick, Matthias Ruebner, Michael P Lux, Stefan P Renner, Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland, Arif B Ekici, Arndt Hartmann, Matthias W Beckmann, Peter A Fasching

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():842452.

 

The receptor activator of NF-κB (RANK) pathway is involved in bone health as well as breast cancer (BC) pathogenesis and progression. Whereas the therapeutic implication of this pathway is established for the treatment of osteoporosis and bone metastases, the application in adjuvant ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2014

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A tissue-engineered humanized xenograft model of human breast cancer metastasis to bone.
 

Author(s): Laure Thibaudeau, Anna V Taubenberger, Boris M Holzapfel, Verena M Quent, Tobias Fuehrmann, Parisa Hesami, Toby D Brown, Paul D Dalton, Carl A Power, Brett G Hollier, Dietmar W Hutmacher

Journal: Dis Model Mech. 2014 Feb;7(2):299-309.

 

The skeleton is a preferred homing site for breast cancer metastasis. To date, treatment options for patients with bone metastases are mostly palliative and the disease is still incurable. Indeed, key mechanisms involved in breast cancer osteotropism are still only partially understood ...

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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The terms "Bone Cancer" returned 108 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Monitoring the response of bone metastases to treatment with Magnetic Resonance Imaging and nuclear medicine techniques: a review and position statement by the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer imaging group.
 

Author(s): F E Lecouvet, J N Talbot, C Messiou, P Bourguet, Y Liu, N M de Souza,

Journal: Eur. J. Cancer. 2014 Oct;50(15):2519-31.

 

Assessment of the response to treatment of metastases is crucial in daily oncological practice and clinical trials. For soft tissue metastases, this is done using computed tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Positron Emission Tomography (PET) using validated response ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2014

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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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Multifunctional materials for bone cancer treatment.
 

Author(s): Catarina Marques, José M F Ferreira, Ecaterina Andronescu, Denisa Ficai, Maria Sonmez, Anton Ficai

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The purpose of this review is to present the most recent findings in bone tissue engineering. Special attention is given to multifunctional materials based on collagen and collagen-hydroxyapatite composites used for skin and bone cancer treatments. The multi-functionality of these ...

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2014

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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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