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.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Bone Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Bone Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Bone Cancer" returned 1103 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

In vitro ultrastructural changes of MCF-7 for metastasise bone cancer and induction of apoptosis via mitochondrial cytochrome C released by CaCO3/Dox nanocrystals.
 

Author(s): Abdullahi Shafiu Kamba, Maznah Ismail, Tengku Azmi Tengku Ibrahim, Zuki Abu Bakar Zakaria, Lawal Hassan Gusau

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():391869.

 

Bones are the most frequent site for breast cancer cells to settle and spread (metastasise); bone metastasis is considered to have a substantial impact on the quality of patients with common cancers. However, majority of breast cancers develop insensitivity to conventional chemotherapy ...

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2014

Go To URL
Comparison of molecular and immunocytochemical methods for detection of disseminated tumor cells in bone marrow from early breast cancer patients.
 

Author(s): Bjørnar Gilje, Oddmund Nordgård, Kjersti Tjensvoll, Elin Borgen, Marit Synnestvedt, Rune Smaaland, Bjørn Naume

Journal:

 

Disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) have potential to predict the effect of adjuvant treatment. The purpose of this study was to compare two methods, reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) and immunocytochemisty (ICC), for detecting breast cancer DTCs in bone marrow (BM) from ...

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2014

Go To URL
Prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer patients with bone oligometastases treated concurrently with thoracic three-dimensional radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
 

Author(s): Wei-Wei Ouyang, Sheng-Fa Su, Zhu Ma, Yin-Xiang Hu, Bing Lu, Qing-Song Li, Yi-Chao Geng, Hui-Qin Li

Journal:

 

To evaluate the efficacy of three-dimensional radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with bone metastases.

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2014

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Bone Cancer" returned 114 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Bone-targeted treatment in prostate cancer].
 

Author(s): Lajos Géczi, István Sinkovics

Journal: Magy Onkol. 2014 Sep;58(3):199-203.

 

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. In case of metastatic disease, bone manifestation is presented in 85-90% of the patients. The new targeted treatments are the denosumab RANK-ligand monoclonal antibody and Ra-223-chloride radioisotope therapy. This paper summarizes ...

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2014

Go To URL
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

Go To URL
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

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Study of Blood Samples From Patients With Osteosarcoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Localized Osteosarcoma; Metastatic Osteosarcoma; Recurrent Osteosarcoma

 

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2014

Go to URL

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2012

Go to URL