A malignant tumor arising from the embryonic remains of the notochord. It is also called chordocarcinoma, chordoepithelioma, and notochordoma. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Neoplasms of the base of the skull specifically, differentiated from neoplasms of unspecified sites or bones of the skull (SKULL NEOPLASMS).
Five fused VERTEBRAE forming a triangle-shaped structure at the back of the PELVIS. It articulates superiorly with the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, inferiorly with the COCCYX, and anteriorly with the ILIUM of the PELVIS. The sacrum strengthens and stabilizes the PELVIS.
The last bone in the VERTEBRAL COLUMN in tailless primates considered to be a vestigial tail-bone consisting of three to five fused VERTEBRAE.
The body region between (and flanking) the SACRUM and COCCYX.
The infratentorial compartment that contains the CEREBELLUM and BRAIN STEM. It is formed by the posterior third of the superior surface of the body of the sphenoid (SPHENOID BONE), by the occipital, the petrous, and mastoid portions of the TEMPORAL BONE, and the posterior inferior angle of the PARIETAL BONE.
A slowly growing malignant neoplasm derived from cartilage cells, occurring most frequently in pelvic bones or near the ends of long bones, in middle-aged and old people. Most chondrosarcomas arise de novo, but some may develop in a preexisting benign cartilaginous lesion or in patients with ENCHONDROMATOSIS. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Neoplasms of the bony part of the skull.
A benign neoplasm derived from mesodermal cells that form cartilage. It may remain within the substance of a cartilage or bone (true chondroma or enchondroma) or may develop on the surface of a cartilage (ecchondroma or ecchondrosis). (Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
A cartilaginous rod of mesodermal cells at the dorsal midline of all CHORDATE embryos. In lower vertebrates, notochord is the backbone of support. In the higher vertebrates, notochord is a transient structure, and segments of the vertebral column will develop around it. Notochord is also a source of midline signals that pattern surrounding tissues including the NEURAL TUBE development.
Organizations which provide an environment encouraging social interactions through group activities or individual relationships especially for the purpose of rehabilitating or supporting patients, individuals with common health problems, or the elderly. They include therapeutic social clubs.
Tumors or cancer located in bone tissue or specific BONES.
The theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes and organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests. (Webster New Collegiate Dictionary, 1981)
A large group of diseases which are characterized by a low prevalence in the population. They frequently are associated with problems in diagnosis and treatment.
Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.
Mechanical food dispensing machines.
The guidelines and policy statements set forth by the editor(s) or editorial board of a publication.
The profession of writing. Also the identity of the writer as the creator of a literary production.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
A nitroimidazole that sensitizes normally radio-resistant hypoxic cells to radiation. It may also be directly cytotoxic to hypoxic cells and has been proposed as an antineoplastic.
Computer-assisted mathematical calculations of beam angles, intensities of radiation, and duration of irradiation in radiotherapy.
The total amount of radiation absorbed by tissues as a result of radiotherapy.
The amount of radiation energy that is deposited in a unit mass of material, such as tissues of plants or animal. In RADIOTHERAPY, radiation dosage is expressed in gray units (Gy). In RADIOLOGIC HEALTH, the dosage is expressed by the product of absorbed dose (Gy) and quality factor (a function of linear energy transfer), and is called radiation dose equivalent in sievert units (Sv).
The relationship between the dose of administered radiation and the response of the organism or tissue to the radiation.
A technique for visualizing CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS using fluorescently labeled DNA probes which are hybridized to chromosomal DNA. Multiple fluorochromes may be attached to the probes. Upon hybridization, this produces a multicolored, or painted, effect with a unique color at each site of hybridization. This technique may also be used to identify cross-species homology by labeling probes from one species for hybridization with chromosomes from another species.
The inferior region of the skull consisting of an internal (cerebral), and an external (basilar) surface.
The SKELETON of the HEAD including the FACIAL BONES and the bones enclosing the BRAIN.
Intraoperative computer-assisted 3D navigation and guidance system generally used in neurosurgery for tracking surgical tools and localize them with respect to the patient's 3D anatomy. The pre-operative diagnostic scan is used as a reference and is transferred onto the operative field during surgery.
A rare aggressive variant of chondrosarcoma, characterized by a biphasic histologic pattern of small compact cells intermixed with islands of cartilaginous matrix. Mesenchymal chondrosarcomas have a predilection for flat bones; long tubular bones are rarely affected. They tend to occur in the younger age group and are highly metastatic. (DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1456)
Large hospitals with a resident medical staff which provides continuous care to maternity, surgical and medical patients.
A prominent projection of the ulna that that articulates with the humerus and forms the outer protuberance of the ELBOW JOINT.
Participation of employees with management as a labor-management team, in decisions pertaining to the operational activities of the organization or industry.
Works about studies performed to evaluate the safety of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques in healthy subjects and to determine the safe dosage range (if appropriate). These tests also are used to determine pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic properties (toxicity, metabolism, absorption, elimination, and preferred route of administration). They involve a small number of persons and usually last about 1 year. This concept includes phase I studies conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.
A strong emotional feeling of displeasure aroused by being interfered with, injured or threatened.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Institutions specializing in the care of cancer patients.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Agents that inhibit PROTEIN KINASES.
All tumors in the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT arising from mesenchymal cells (MESODERM) except those of smooth muscle cells (LEIOMYOMA) or Schwann cells (SCHWANNOMA).
BENZOIC ACID amides.
A family of 6-membered heterocyclic compounds occurring in nature in a wide variety of forms. They include several nucleic acid constituents (CYTOSINE; THYMINE; and URACIL) and form the basic structure of the barbiturates.
Clonal hematopoetic disorder caused by an acquired genetic defect in PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS. It starts in MYELOID CELLS of the bone marrow, invades the blood and then other organs. The condition progresses from a stable, more indolent, chronic phase (LEUKEMIA, MYELOID, CHRONIC PHASE) lasting up to 7 years, to an advanced phase composed of an accelerated phase (LEUKEMIA, MYELOID, ACCELERATED PHASE) and BLAST CRISIS.

Recurrence of clival chordoma along the surgical pathway. (1/174)

Chordomas are locally aggressive malignant tumors of notochordal origin whose metastatic potential is increasingly recognized. Surgical pathway recurrence has been noted only rarely in the literature. We present three patients with clival chordomas whose sole or initial recurrence was along the pathway of prior surgical access. A characteristic mass found along the pathway of prior surgical access for resection of a chordoma should suggest recurrent chordoma.  (+info)

Sacral chordoma--a case report. (2/174)

Chordoma, a rare malignant tumour of early adulthood, rarely presents in children. We report such a case of rare malignant tumour which was diagnosed in the first decade of life.  (+info)

Isolated cardiac metastasis from sacral chordoma. (3/174)

A 64-year-old woman presented with right heart failure caused by a cardiac tumor centered in the free wall of the right ventricle, accompanied by pericardial effusion. A match between the biopsy specimen and tissue removed 4 years earlier resulted in the diagnosis of a cardiac metastasis from a chordoma. Immunohistochemical staining was also useful in establishing the diagnosis. To alleviate the right ventricular outflow obstruction, a palliative operation was planned, resecting the tumor and performing a right ventriculoplasty, which was cancelled due to the extent of infiltration of the tumor, and instead a right atrium to pulmonary artery shunt was attempted using a vascular prosthesis, only to fail due to an inability to maintain blood flow through the prosthesis. Presently there are no definitive treatment options available, and some palliative chemotherapy is being performed. Single cardiac metastases from a chordoma are extremely rare.  (+info)

Chordoid glioma: a neoplasm unique to the hypothalamus and anterior third ventricle. (4/174)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chordoid glioma is a new clinicopathologic entity that occurs in the region of the hypothalamus/anterior third ventricle. The aims of this study were to describe the characteristic radiographic features of chordoid glioma, identify specific imaging features that may enable differentiation of chordoid glioma from other suprasellar tumors, and increase neuroradiologists' awareness of this newly described tumor, facilitating prospective diagnosis. METHODS: CT scans and/or MR images of six patients with chordoid glioma were reviewed retrospectively to determine whether any characteristic radiographic features would emerge. Reports of the clinical presentation, pathologic findings, and radiographic findings of another six patients were reviewed and included, for a total patient population of 12 (mean age +/- SD, 46 +/- 13 years). RESULTS: Imaging features were strikingly similar for all tumors. In each case, the mass was ovoid, was well circumscribed, was located in the region of the hypothalamus/anterior third ventricle, and enhanced uniformly and intensely. Tumors were hyperdense to gray matter on CT scans and were isointense on T1-weighted MR images and slightly hyperintense on long-TR MR images. In two patients, vasogenic edema extended into the optic tracts, and in three, there was hydrocephalus. CONCLUSION: Chordoid glioma is a recently described unique histopathologic entity that has been added to the World Health Organization glioma classification scheme and must be included in the differential diagnosis of a suprasellar mass. Distinctive imaging features are its location, ovoid shape, hyperdensity on CT scans, and uniform intense contrast enhancement.  (+info)

Matrix gene expression analysis and cellular phenotyping in chordoma reveals focal differentiation pattern of neoplastic cells mimicking nucleus pulposus development. (5/174)

Chordoma is the fourth most common malignant primary neoplasm of the skeleton and almost the only one showing a real epithelial phenotype. Besides classic chordoma, so-called chondroid chordoma was described as a specific entity showing cartilage-like tissue within chordomatoid structures. However, since its first description, strongly conflicting results have been reported about the existence of chondroid chordoma and several studies suggested chondroid chordomas being in fact low-grade conventional chondrosarcomas. In the present study, we used cytoprotein expression profiling and molecular in situ localization techniques of marker gene products indicative of developmental phenotypes of chondrocytes to elucidate origin and biology of chondroid chordoma. We were able to demonstrate the chondrogenic potential of chordomas irrespectively of the appearance of overt cartilage formation by identifying the multifocal expression of type II collagen, the main marker of chondrocytic differentiation. Additionally, the cartilage-typical large aggregating proteoglycan aggrecan was present throughout all chordomas and, thus, a very characteristic gene product and marker of these neoplasms. Biochemical matrix composition and cell differentiation pattern analysis showed a high resemblance of classic chordomas and in chordoid areas of chondroid chordomas to the fetal chorda dorsalis, whereas chondroid areas of chondroid chordomas showed features similar to adult nucleus pulposus. This demonstrates on the cell function level the chondrocytic differentiation potential of neoplastic chordoid cells as a characteristic facet of chordomas, mimicking fetal vertebral development, ie, the transition of the chorda dorsalis to the nucleus pulposus. Our study firmly establishes a focal real chondrocytic phenotype of neoplastic cells in chordomas. Chondroid chordoma is neither a low-grade chondrosarcoma nor a misnomer as discussed previously.  (+info)

Familial chordoma, a tumor of notochordal remnants, is linked to chromosome 7q33. (6/174)

Chordoma is a rare tumor originating from notochordal remnants that is usually diagnosed during midlife. We performed a genomewide analysis for linkage in a family with 10 individuals affected by chordoma. The maximum two-point LOD score based on only the affected individuals was 2.21, at recombination fraction 0, at marker D7S2195 on chromosome 7q. Combined analysis of additional members of this family (11 affected individuals) and of two unrelated families (one with 2 affected individuals and the other with 3 affected individuals), with 20 markers on 7q, showed a maximum two-point LOD score of 4.05 at marker D7S500. Multipoint analysis based on only the affected individuals gave a maximum LOD score of 4.78, with an approximate 2-LOD support interval from marker D7S512 to marker D7S684. Haplotype analysis of the three families showed a minimal disease-gene region from D7S512 to D7S684, a distance of 11.1 cM and approximately 7.1 Mb. No loss of heterozygosity was found at markers D7S1804, D7S1824, and D7S2195 in four tumor samples from affected family members. These results map a locus for familial chordoma to 7q33. Further analysis of this region, to identify this gene, is ongoing.  (+info)

Tentorial enhancement on MR images is a sign of cavernous sinus involvement in patients with sellar tumors. (7/174)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to analyze enhancement patterns of the dura around sellar tumors and to compare the results with tumor invasion or compression of the cavernous sinuses. Postoperative enhancement patterns on MR images were compared with preoperative findings. METHODS: Contrast-enhanced coronal and sagittal MR images were examined prospectively in 96 patients with sellar tumors (65 macroadenomas, 15 microadenomas, 14 Rathke cleft cysts, and two chordomas at the sella). All patients underwent surgical treatment, and pre- and postsurgical features on MR images were compared. RESULTS: Presurgical MR images showed dural enhancement in 36.5% of the patients: asymmetric tentorial enhancement in 24 patients, symmetric tentorial enhancement in seven, and sphenoidal ridge or clivus enhancement in four. Asymmetric tentorial enhancement disappeared after surgical decompression in seven patients. For evaluation of cavernous sinus invasion ipsilateral to the enhancement, sensitivity and specificity of the asymmetric tentorial enhancement sign were 81.3% and 86.3%, respectively. Sensitivity and specificity of the sign were 42.9% and 93.6% for cavernous sinus involvement, including compression and invasion. CONCLUSION: Asymmetric tentorial enhancement is a useful sign in the diagnosis of invasion or severe compression of the cavernous sinus by sellar tumor. The sign may represent venous congestion or collateral flow in the tentorium due to obstructed flow in the medial portion of the cavernous sinus.  (+info)

Vertebral reconstruction with cortical allograft: long-term evaluation. (8/174)

Reconstruction of large anterior vertebral column defects is indicated in a number of pathological conditions including tumor, infection, trauma and post-traumatic deformity. Several substitutes and techniques are available for the functional restoration of the vertebral column. Vascularized bone transfers, autografts, allografts or xenografts have been used, as well as metal or ceramic implants. All of these bear potential advantages and drawbacks in terms of associated morbidity of graft harvesting, disease transmission, mechanical failure, implant incorporation and overall long-term clinical outcome. In the present paper we report our experience with the use of freeze-dried, gamma-irradiated, cortical allograft for the reconstruction of large, anterior segmental defects of the spine, involving at least one vertebral body with its two adjacent discs. Cortical allografts were used in 67 cases operated for a variety of conditions. No case of disease transmission, infection or long-term mechanical graft failure occurred in our entire series, with a mean follow-up of 31 months. Fusion and mechanical stability was reliably obtained. Specific advantages include the absence of donor site morbidity, the possibilities for exact trimming to the size of the defect, superior mechanical strength as compared to available autograft, and reliable fusion with the host bone with partial bone remodeling, preventing fatigue failure. We conclude that freeze-dried, irradiated cortical allografts are safe and effective for anterior reconstruction of the spine.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Long and very-long-chain ceramides correlate with a more aggressive behavior in skull base chordoma patients. AU - La Corte, Emanuele. AU - Dei Cas, Michele. AU - Raggi, Alberto. AU - Patanè, Monica. AU - Broggi, Morgan. AU - Schiavolin, Silvia. AU - Calatozzolo, Chiara. AU - Pollo, Bianca. AU - Pipolo, Carlotta. AU - Bruzzone, Maria Grazia. AU - Campisi, Giuseppe. AU - Paroni, Rita. AU - Ghidoni, Riccardo. AU - Ferroli, Paolo. PY - 2019/9/2. Y1 - 2019/9/2. N2 - Background: Skull base chordomas are rare tumors arising from notochord. Sphingolipids analysis is a promising approach in molecular oncology, and it has never been applied in chordomas. Our aim is to investigate chordoma behavior and the role of ceramides. Methods: Ceramides were extracted and evaluated by liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry in a cohort of patients with a skull base chordoma. Clinical data were also collected and correlated with ceramide levels. Linear regression and correlation analyses were ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A novel chordoma xenograft allows in vivo drug testing and reveals the importance of NF-kB signaling in chordoma biology. AU - Trucco, Matteo M.. AU - Awad, Ola. AU - Wilky, Breelyn A.. AU - Goldstein, Seth D.. AU - Huang, Ruili. AU - Walker, Robert L.. AU - Shah, Preeti. AU - Katuri, Varalakshmi. AU - Gul, Naheed. AU - Zhu, Yuelin J.. AU - McCarthy, Edward F.. AU - Paz-Priel, Ido. AU - Meltzer, Paul S.. AU - Austin, Christopher P.. AU - Xia, Menghang. AU - Loeb, David M.. PY - 2013/11/6. Y1 - 2013/11/6. N2 - Chordoma is a rare primary bone malignancy that arises in the skull base, spine and sacrum and originates from remnants of the notochord. These tumors are typically resistant to conventional chemotherapy, and to date there are no FDA-approved agents to treat chordoma. The lack of in vivo models of chordoma has impeded the development of new therapies for this tumor. Primary tumor from a sacral chordoma was xenografted into NOD/SCID/IL-2R y-null mice. The xenograft is ...
The primary treatment for a skull base chordoma is surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. This is often an aggressive procedure that can lead to some side effects. But it offers the best chance for long-term survival. You and your healthcare team should weigh the risks and benefits of the procedure before the surgery. Once the surgery is done, an aggressive course of radiation therapy is used to kill the nearby tumor cells. Proton beam radiation is often used. It can focus on the needed area without exposing any critical organs and structures around it to radiation. Proton beam radiation offers the advantage of increasing the tumor dose while minimizing the dose to the nearby normal tissue. Other forms of radiation are sometimes used as well. Chemotherapy typically doesnt work well in treating a skull base chordoma. Currently, no medicines are approved for treating chordomas. But some have shown effectiveness in clinical trials. ...
The primary treatment for chordoma is the complete surgical removal of the tumor. To ensure the best outcome and prevent the spread of chordoma , the surgeon(s) must remove the chordoma and a margin of normal tissue surrounding it. The result of the first surgery is critical in determining the patients prognosis (outcome) It is vital that an experienced, expert team of surgeons perform the initial operative procedure. Skull based chordoma are generally removed through minimally invasive surgery by highly trained, skilled surgeons. Patients with chordoma at the base of the skull following this procedure usually require a brief hospital stay.. Chordomas that occur in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar or sacral spine have a larger area to grow requiring a more extensive operative procedure to remove them.. At the Harris Chordoma Center the surgeons perform the operative procedure in one or two stages depending on the size and location of the tumor. The surgeons are acutely aware of the risks in ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Expression study of the target receptor tyrosine kinase of Imatinib mesylate in skull base chordomas. AU - Orzan, Francesca. AU - Terreni, Maria Rosa. AU - Longoni, Mauro. AU - Boari, Nicola. AU - Mortini, Pietro. AU - Doglioni, Claudio. AU - Riva, Paola. PY - 2007/7. Y1 - 2007/7. N2 - Chordomas are rare neoplasms arising along the axial skeleton. Up to now, the most suitable therapeutic approach is based on a combination of surgical excision and radiotherapy. Chemotherapy in not applied due to its reported low efficacy. Recently, evidence on the efficacy of Imatinib mesylate in two patients has been reported. We analyzed 14 chordoma samples for the expression of the Imatinib mesylate targets by means of RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry and found that PDGFRα and PDGFRβ are in some cases expressed in neoplastic cells, while the stromal counterpart of the same tumor shows the above receptors. Findings on the PDGFA/PDGFB expression suggest a receptor-activated status. Our study ...
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Chordoma is a rare bone cancer with limited treatment options; currently, surgical operation is the first-line therapy, but it is difficult to radically excise chordoma tumors (5). Additionally, there is no consensus concerning the effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy following surgical resection. Due to resistance to traditional therapies, targeted therapy has been considered to be a more effective way to overcome the challenges involved in chordoma treatment. TMED3, a member of the p24 protein family that has been shown to be critically involved in the transportation of secretory cargo from the ER to the Golgi complex (9,10), has been demonstrated to promote cancer progression in recent years, including clear cell renal cell carcinoma, breast cancer and gastric cancer (12-14).. The present study aimed to explore the role served by TMED3 in chordoma. It was found that TMED3 protein was distributed mainly in the cytoplasm of surgical specimens. According to data in the Human Protein Atlas ...
Chordoma is an uncommon (400 case/year in the U.S.) and potentially fatal bone tumor derived from remnants of embryonic notochord. It occurs primarily in the axial skeleton and has a mean age at diagnosis of 55 years, with a range from early childhood to over 70 years. This tumor usually presents at an advanced stage and the associated mortality is high due to local destruction and distant metastases. Chordoma is rare in African-Americans and is typically sporadic; there are few reports of these tumors arising congenitally or within members of the same family.. Recently, we have identified and studied one large family in which 10 relatives in three generations have chordoma; the inheritance pattern suggests transmission of a mutation in an autosomal dominant gene. Using information from this family, we have tentatively napped this gene to the long arm of chromosome 7. To confirm this finding, and to fine map and clone the gene, we need to study additional chordoma families. In an effort to ...
Chordoma is a rare slow-growing neoplasm thought to arise from cellular remnants of the notochord. The evidence for this is the location of the tumors (along the neuraxis), the similar immunohistochemical staining patterns, and the demonstration that notochordal cells are preferentially left behind in the clivus and sacrococcygeal regions when the remainder of the notochord regresses during fetal life. There are three histological variants of chordoma: classical (or conventional), chondroid and dedifferentiated. The histological appearance of classical chordoma is of a lobulated tumor composed of groups of cells separated by fibrous septa. The cells have small round nuclei and abundant vacuolated cytoplasm, sometimes described as physaliferous (having bubbles or vacuoles). Chondroid chordomas histologically show features of both chordoma and chondrosarcoma. Chordomas can arise from bone in the skull base and anywhere along the spine. The two most common locations are cranially at the clivus ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Base of skull chordomas in children and adolescents. T2 - A clinicopathologic study of 73 cases. AU - Hoch, Benjamin L.. AU - Nielsen, Gunnlaugur P.. AU - Liebsch, Norbert J.. AU - Rosenberg, Andrew E.. PY - 2006/7/1. Y1 - 2006/7/1. N2 - Chordomas in children and adolescents comprise ,5% of all chordomas and most frequently develop in the skull base. These tumors are believed to behave more aggressively than chordomas in adults and may have unusual morphology. This study examines a large series of pediatric skull base chordomas treated with a standardized protocol to characterize the behavior and morphology of these tumors. There were 31 males and 42 females ranging from 1 to 18 (mean 9.7) years. Forty-two cases (58%) were conventional chordomas, some of which had unusual histopathologic features. Chondroid chordomas comprised 23% of cases. Fourteen tumors (19%) were highly cellular and had a solid growth pattern with no myxoid matrix or lobular architecture. Eight of these had ...
Chordomas are rare tumors that are usually located in the sacrococcygeal and sphenooccipital region. Their cytologic diagnosis is rather straightforward when sampled by fine-needle aspiration (FNA) from these characteristic locations, especially when physalipherous cells are present. However, chordomas may pose difficult diagnostic challenges when encountered in unusual locations, such as the parapharyngeal region. We report the cytologic findings of a recurrent chordoma sampled through transoral FNA from the parapharyngeal space of a 66-year-old woman. As the prior history of chordoma was not available during the rapid onsite evaluation, the presence of bland epithelioid nonvacuolated cells and spindle cells intimately admixed with a fibrillary, intensely metachromatic material led to an initial diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma. Review of the patients prior pathology specimen and of the Papanicolaou-stained smears and cellblock sections showing rare multivacuolated (physalipherous) cells led ...
What exactly was discovered? What is a SNP? Why is this discovery significant? What does this discovery mean for chordoma patients? Are family members of chordoma patients at risk? How does this discovery effect the development of new treatments? Is it now possible to predict who will get chordoma? How can I find out if…
Introduction: Chordoma is a relatively rare tumor originating from the embryonic remnants of the notochord. This is an aggressive, slow growing and invasive tumor. It occurs mostly at the two ends of neuroaxis which is more frequent in the sacrococcygeal region. Chordoma in vertebral column is very rare. This tumor is extradural in origin and compresses neural tissues and makes the patient symptomatic. This tumor found extremely rare in the spinal region as an intradural tumor.. The present study reports a rare case of intradural chordoma tumor as well as its clinical manifestations and treatment options. Case presentation: The patient was a 50-year-old female presented with 9 months history of progressively worsening neck pain, cervical spine chordoma resembling neurinoma and right arm numbness. Physical examination showed no weakness in her limbs, but she had upward plantar reflex and mild hyperreflexia. In a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the cervical spine there was an ill-defined ...
Standard therapies for chordoma are limited. A clinical trial may provide an opportunity for chordoma patients to receive a new, experimental therapy.
Chordomas are rare malignant tumours of the axial skeleton and skull base supposed to arise from cellular remnants of the notochord. These tumours have the potential to metastasize (30-40 %), usually in the later course of the disease. However, the greatest morbidity is usually a result of loco-regional recurrence with infiltration and destruction of surrounding bone and soft tissue. Patients with unresectable or metastatic chordoma are faced with a poor prognosis since cytotoxic chemotherapy or other systemic therapies have not proven their efficacy yet. However, several molecularly targeted drugs have been proposed as potentially beneficial, including tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) directed at vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR), like pazopanib and sunitinib. Five patients with unresectable or metastatic chordoma were treated with VEGFR inhibitors pazopanib or sunitinib in the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) between 2008 and 2015. Two out of four patients treated with
Skull base chordomas (SBC) are characterized by persistent progression. Conventional radiation following resection increases 5- and 10-year local control (LC) to 36 and 23 %, respectively. Patients tr
Chordomas are rare neoplasms, arising from notochordal remnants in the midline skeletal axis, for which the current treatment is limited to surgery and radiotherapy. Recent reports suggest that receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) might be essential for the survival or proliferation of chordoma cells, providing a rationale for RTK targeted therapy. Nevertheless, the reported data are conflicting, most likely due to the assorted tumor specimens used for the studies and the heterogeneous methodological approaches. In the present study, we performed a comprehensive characterization of this rare entity using a wide range of assays in search for relevant therapeutic targets. Histopathological features of 42 chordoma specimens, 21 primary and 21 advanced, were assessed by immunohistochemistry and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) using PDGFRB, CSF1R, and EGFR probes. Twenty-two of these cases, for which frozen material was available (nine primary and 13 advanced tumors), were selectively analyzed using the
TY - JOUR. T1 - Chordoma dedifferentiation after proton beam therapy. T2 - a case report and review of the literature. AU - Frankl, Joseph. AU - Grotepas, Cassi. AU - Stea, Baldassarre. AU - Lemole, Gerald M. AU - Chiu, Alexander G. AU - Khan, Rihan. PY - 2016/10/12. Y1 - 2016/10/12. N2 - Background: Chordoma is a rare invasive bone tumor that may occur anywhere along the neuraxis. A total of three primary histological varieties have been identified: conventional, chondroid, and dedifferentiated. Case presentation: We report a case of an 8-year-old white girl who presented with conventional chordoma, was treated with surgical resection and mixed proton and photon beam therapy, and had a recurrence in the resection cavity 2.5 years later with dedifferentiated morphology. The recurrent tumor did not express brachyury, a recently identified protein specific to tissue of notochordal origin. Conclusions: The short time period between radiation therapy and dedifferentiation, low dose of photons, and ...
Of the 3 parameters studied, Vp was the most significant measure of tumor response. Differences in Vp mean and Vp maximum values pre- and posttreatment were significant. On average, Vp max values were approximately 1.6 times greater before treatment, which is concordant with previous work demonstrating the significantly higher vascularization of chordoma in comparison with that of adjacent normal tissues.17 Chordoma has been shown to express elevated vascular endothelial growth factor and matrix metalloproteinase-9, which may work in concert to increase angiogenesis and invasiveness and promote recurrence of chordoma and other bone cancers.18⇓-20. Ktrans was also a positive indicator of tumor response to therapy. A measure of vascular permeability, Ktrans represents the rate at which blood is transferred from the vascular compartment to the extravascular extracellular space. Therefore, unlike Vp, Ktrans is a marker of tumor leakiness rather than actual tumor vascularity. On receiving RT, ...
MyPART, Center for Cancer Research, and the Chordoma Foundation collaborated to host the first childhood, teen, and young adult Chordoma Clinic at NIH from April 16th to 18th, 2019. The clinic aimed to share knowledge and to collect data for research on chordoma affecting young people.
Answer: Chordoma. Histology: On low power examination, the tumor demonstrates a characteristic lobulated appearance. The lobules are composed of predominantly eosinophilic cells arranged in cords and sheets and are separated by abundant mucinous material. Some of the cells have a characteristic vacuolated (physaliphorous) cytoplasm that many consider the hallmark of this lesion. Focally, marked nuclear pleomorphism is present. Mitotic activity is low.. Discussion: Chordomas are thought to originate from notochordal developmental rests. Like our case, approximately 40% of cases originate in the base of the skull at the clivus region as slowly growing but destructive lesions. Their location frequently precludes total resection. On limited samples, the differential diagnosis includes chondrosarcoma and metastatic mucin producing adenocarcinoma. An immunohistochemistry panel of EMA, Cytokeratins, S100 and CEA may be helpful in this setting. Although Chordomas are frequently positive for S100, unlike ...
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Chordomas are rare tumors that arise from remmants of the embryogenic notochord. There are three major groups: 1) Cranial or sphenooccipital, 2) Vertabral, 3) The sacrococcygeal. As chordomas, arising at the base of the skull, grow, they may extend toward the nasopharynx. Chordomas comprise 0.2 percent of nasopharyngeal tumors They are more common in men. They are slow growing and locally invasive. The prognosis is poor. Death is usually due to local recurrence and intracranial extension. They are usually treated surgically. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy have been of little value. A case of cervical chordoma, in a woman, extended toward the nosphorynx is presented and the literature about the tumor is reviewed. ...
Background: Chordomas are malignant tumors arising from notochordal remnants and are typically locally aggressive tumors with a high propensity for local recurrence. Met..
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The NANT Chordoma Vaccine regimen will be administered in 2 phases, an induction and a maintenance phase.. Subjects will continue induction treatment for up to 1 year. Those who have a confirmed complete response (CR) in the induction phase will enter the maintenance phase of the study. Subjects who experience ongoing stable disease (SD) or an ongoing partial response (PR) at 1 year may enter the maintenance phase at the Investigators and Sponsors discretion. Subjects may remain in the maintenance phase of the study for up to 1 year.. In the randomized component of the phase 2 portion of the study, the control arm will be treated with radiation according to established SoC protocols as determined by the Investigator.. In the phase 2 single-arm component of the study, subjects will be enrolled in the first stage of Simons two-stage optimal design. If the study proceeds to the second stage of Simons two-stage optimal design, additional subjects will be enrolled in the second stage. ...
Chordomas are rare tumors of the remnant of the primitive notochord, which normally differentiates during fetal development into an elastic, pulpy mass.
Aims and Objectives: Chordoma are midline tumours originating from embryonic remnants of the primitive notochord. They are low-grade neoplasms, locally aggressive, slow-growing, but highly recurrent. Chordomas have 4 pathognomonic characteristics on plain film evaluation: expansion of the bone, rarefaction, trabeculation, and calcification. The usual radiographic pattern is lytic, with frequent calcification or sequestered bone fragments. CT scanning is essential, highly sensitive, and accurate for evaluating bony integrity, bone destruction, and calcifications or bone fragments within the lesion. Evaluation of the precise extent of the tumour and the degree of involvement of adjacent tissues is best performed by MRI. The aim of our study is to highlight the role of imaging in chordomas and to correlate imaging diagnosis with histopathological findings. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted over a period of one year on patients who came to MIMS general hospital with clinical and ...
Chordoma is a rare slow-growing neoplasm that arises from primitive notochordal remnants with a high rate of recurrence. It can occur anywhere within ..
OBJECTIVE: Even though carbon ions treatment (CIRT) of sacral chordoma (SC) substantially reduces tumor mass, tumor remnants are observed in most
Chordomas: Technologies, Techniques, and Treatment Strategies. Brigham Author: Ossama Al-Mefty, MD. A rare form of cancer, chordomas are among the most difficult tumors to treat, requiring highly specialized training and surgical expertise. Although generally slow-growing, chordomas present resection challenges due to their proximity to critical structures including the spinal cord, brainstem, nerves and arteries. Written by an impressive cadre of internationally renowned experts, this textbook is the most current, concise and definitive resource on diagnosis. The book starts with a historical overview of epidemiology, molecular pathogenesis, cytogenetics, local invasion and metastasis, and pathology. A thorough discussion covers diagnostic radiological and radionuclide imaging such as MRI, PET, SPECT, PET-CT, and PET-MRI, and clinical traits of skull base and spinal chordomas as defined by imaging modalities. Subsequent chapters explore decision making including selecting the most optimal ...
This case demonstrates fairly characteristic imaging features of a clival chordoma which was subsequently histologically confirmed.
Acta Neurochir (2017) 159:1835-1845. Chordoma is a rare bony malignancy known to have a high rate of local recurrence after surgery. The best treatment paradigm is still being evaluated. We report our experience and review the literature. We emphasize on the difference between endoscopic and open craniotomy in regard to the anatomical compartment harboring the tumor, the limitations of the approaches and the rate of surgical resection.. Method: We retrospectively collected all patients with skullbase chordomas operated on between 2004 and 2014. Detailed radiological description of the compartments being occupied by the tumor and the degree of surgical resection is discussed.. Results: Eighteen patients were operated on in our facility for skull-base chordoma. Seventeen endoscopic surgeries were done in 15 patients, and 7 craniotomies were done in 5 patients. The mean age was 48.9 years (±19.8 years). When reviewing the anatomical compartments, we found that the most common were the upper clivus ...
Conclusion: This case involved an extraosseous, intradural, four-level subaxial cervical chordoma that demonstrated significant extraspinal extension into the anterior soft tissues of the neck. PMID: 29142772 [PubMed]...
Chordomas are lobulated and apparently capsulated tumours which arise from notochord and derive from ectoderm. Mainly seen in the sacrococygeal region, they may arise from the spheno-occipital region and protrude into the nasopharynx. While plain X-rays may show tumour with destruction of the clivus, CT-scan and MRI are essential assessment tools in delineating the gross margins of a chordoma [7]. Morphologically they can be confused with chondrosarcomas but they are characterised by bubble cells (physaliferous cells) with strands of spindle-shaped cells [8]. Immunohistochemistry is of diagnostic value and the tumour is stained positive to S-100, vimentin, epithelial membrane antigen and cytokeratin antibodies [5].. While radical surgical resection is the treatment of choice, this is rarely possible due to intracranial extension. There have been reports of using an endoscopic approach but in cases with extensive dural invasion, inferior clivus-centred tumours and large tumours extended to the ...
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Chordoma is a rare type of primary bone cancer. It can develop in the bones of the spine or the bottom of the skull. It is usually slow-growing.
HOLLYWOOD, FL-New guidelines that offer treatment algorithms for two relatively rare cancers-chordoma and giant cell tumors of the bone-were presented here at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference.. The important thing to remember about chordoma is that if you suspect a patients has this bone cancer, you must refer the patient to a center of excellence, because even performing a biopsy can compromise the patients survival, said J. Sybil Biermann, MD, Professor and Medical Director of the Sarcoma Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and Chair of NCCNs Bone Cancer Guideline Writing Committee.. Although those usually benign tumors are generally considered to be in the realm of orthopedic surgeons, the committee decided to include them in the guidelines because there is still a small (about 2%) chance that the tumors can become malignant, she explained.. Bone cancer is not very common-there are only about 2,500 cases a year in the United ...
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Specific mutations in PI3 kinase signaling genes have been discovered in chordoma, a rare bone cancer with the help of genomic sequencing.
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Objective: In most cases, spinal chordomas are sacrally located neoplasms arising from rests of notochordal tissue; sacrectomy with consecutive severe deficits is mostly advocated. We analyzed a pilot series with combined treatment by microsurgery and spinal robotic radiosurgery. The benefit of pre- and postoperative PET/CT-imaging and intraoperative CT-imaging (iCT) in combination with neuronavigation was evaluated.. Methods: Five patients (4 sacral, one cervical chordoma; diseased since 52 38 mo) were operated ten times since 1/07. No patient had severe neurological deficits. ICT was performed to control resection, to exclude lesions of adjacent structures and, in 2 patients, to generate images for navigation. In 4 patients remnant tumor with high operative risk was treated by spinal robotic radiosurgery for altogether 13 times (CyberKnife, Accuray; USA). In 3 patients FDG PET/CT was performed.. Results: Four patients are stable up to now without new deficits; one patient (tumor since 3/06, ...
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The chordoma is a benign cartilaginous tumor whose sphenoidale localization is exceptional. This tumor has considerable difficulties of both diagnosis and treatment. We report the observation of a Tunisian adult who presented features of hypopituitarism set wrongly on account of a prolactinoma.
DISCUSSION Surgical treatment of chordomas has been challenging to neurosurgeons for many years.[9] Recently, radical resection of the tumor has been recommended for better outcomes.[2] When complete resection of the tumor is not achieved, radiation treatment for residual tumor is recommended.[1,4,7] Conventional microscopic transsphenoidal techniques have been used in the treatment of clival chordomas.[5] While performing endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgeries, we have observed the panoramic anatomical exposure provided by these techniques.[3] Endoscopic transsphenoidal techniques expose the planum sphenoidale, the optic protuberances covering the optic nerves, the carotid protuberances, and the clivus as well as the sella turcica. When we encountered a patient with a tumor based at the clivus, we were convinced that the tumor could be resected using an endoscopic technique. Other surgical techniques for skull base lesions were fully discussed with the patient and his family prior to ...
Chordomas and chondrosarcomas are difficult to manage using conventional cancer treatment methods. Areas of the body frequently affected by this type of cancer include the spine, skull, pelvis, hip, and shoulder.. Effective treatment of these tumours using surgical resection is not usually achievable due to neurovascular involvement. As a result, recurrence of the tumour when surgery is used in isolation poses a significant risk for both chordomas and chondrosarcomas. Due to the low risk of metastasis and relative chemoresistance, the use of definitive radiotherapy or perioperative radiotherapy is very important in maintaining local control.. Previous research has shown proton therapy to be beneficial in treating these types of tumours. Using protons, health professionals are able to treat chordoma and chondrosarcoma with higher doses of radiation due to the increased accuracy of proton therapy.. A 2019 study published in the journal Cancer entitled: The role of dose escalation and proton ...
2009 (English)In: Acta Oncologica, ISSN 0284-186X, E-ISSN 1651-226X, Vol. 48, no 1, p. 158-159Article in journal, Letter (Other academic) Published ...
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The search for evidence to support the growing use of proton therapy for more cancers continues to uncover valuable findings. New data from clinical trials demonstrate the potential advantages of proton therapy over conventional radiation for pancreatic cancer, late-stage non-small cell lung cancer, chordoma, and chondrosarcoma.
This finding appeared online Oct. 4, 2009, in Nature Genetics and was done by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and their colleagues.. That an inherited duplication of a gene is responsible for the development of a familial form of cancer is an important finding, said Rose Yang, Ph.D., NCI, one of the lead authors of the study.. Usual types of gene mutations and gene duplications are permanent changes to the DNA that a person inherits from parents. These changes often alter the expression of the affected gene in ways that lead to cancer and other diseases. The new finding highlights the importance of CNVs, as well as typical specific genetic mutations, in the genetic development of cancer.. Chordoma affects about 1 in every 1 million people in the United States, with about 300 new cases diagnosed each year. Those affected with the disease usually develop a tumor at the base of the skull, or at any point along the spinal column ...
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Reading through the introduction is a bit odd since it almost seems as if hes been poking around the ideas in my own head, though thats largely attributable, I suppose, to our drawing upon common sources. While I can hardly hope to be the scholar that Cavanaugh is, I hope that I can more biblically ground some of the things he is arguing for more philosophically and theologically ...
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A Chordoma is another type of cancer that slowly grows into nearby bones and many soft tissues in the spine, ranging from the ... Chordomas have around a 40% metastasis rate and mainly spread to the lungs. (rare cases) soft-tissue sarcoma causes: ... "Chordoma". Genetics Home Reference. Retrieved 2020-04-23. "Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma - Symptoms and causes". Mayo ...
Hirsch, Edwin F.; Ingals, Mary (1923). "Sacrococcygeal chordoma". JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 80 (19 ... Lopes, Ademar; Rossi, Benedito Mauro; Silveira, Claudio Regis Sampaio; Alves, Antonio Correa (1996). "Chordoma: retrospective ... he was the first to describe a type of tumour called chordoma that originated from the clivus (at the base of the skull). ...
Virchow was the first to describe and name diseases such as leukemia, chordoma, ochronosis, embolism, and thrombosis. He coined ... Lopes, Ademar; Rossi, Benedito Mauro; Silveira, Claudio Regis Sampaio; Alves, Antonio Correa (1996). "Chordoma: retrospective ... Hirsch, Edwin F (1923). "Sacrococcygeal Chordoma". JAMA. 80 (19): 1369-70. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640460019007. ... he was the first to describe a type of tumour called chordoma that originated from the clivus (at the base of the skull). ...
"Understanding Chordoma - Chordoma Foundation". www.chordomafoundation.org. Retrieved 2017-04-07. King, Christine, BVSc, MACVSc ... The sacrum is one of the main sites for the development of the sarcomas known as chordomas that are derived from the remnants ...
Pain may be relieved by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.. Treatment varies based on the health of the patient. If he/she is otherwise healthy and is not significantly bothered by the pain, the tumor is treated symptomatically with anti-inflammatories. If this therapy fails or the location of the tumor could lead to growth disturbances, scoliosis, or osteoarthritis, surgical or percutaneous ablation may be considered.[10] If surgery is preferred, the individual may be referred to a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon to perform the procedure. Post-surgery therapy and strengthening may be needed, depending on the tumor location and health of the individual. While shown to be effective, surgical resection has many potential complications, including difficult intraoperative identification of the tumor, local recurrence from incomplete resection, and resection of weight bearing bone that can necessitate prolonged hospital stays and complicate recovery.[11]. Recently, CT guided radiofrequency ...
The evidence regarding brachyury's role in chordoma includes: Brachyury is highly expressed in all chordomas except for the ... A germline SNP in brachyury is present in 97% of chordoma patients. Somatic amplifications of brachyury are seen in a subset of ... Brachyury is the most selectively essential gene in chordoma relative to other cancer types. Brachyury is associated with a ... November 2012). "A common single-nucleotide variant in T is strongly associated with chordoma". Nature Genetics. 44 (11): 1185- ...
The cells are the likely precursors to a rare cancer called chordoma. Research into the notochord has played a key role in ... Pillai S, Govender S (2018). "Sacral chordoma : A review of literature". J Orthop. 15 (2): 679-684. doi:10.1016/j.jor.2018.04. ... Implications for Disk Degeneration and Chordoma Formation". Developmental Dynamics. 237 (12): 3953-3958. doi:10.1002/dvdy.21805 ...
Magrini SM, Papi MG, Marletta F, Tomaselli S, Cellai E, Mungai V, Biti G (Apr 1993). "Chordoma-natural history, treatment and ...
Trials are currently[when?] testing it against esophageal cancer, chordoma and other cancers. "Alimta- pemetrexed disodium ...
Clivus is also the site for chordoma (a rare malignant tumour.) Surgery for lesions involving the clivus and surrounding ...
Kasantikul V, Shuangshoti S (May 1989). "Positivity to glial fibrillary acidic protein in bone, cartilage, and chordoma". ...
Chordoma. I. *List of ICD-10 codes. *List of ICD-9 codes ...
José Enrique was diagnosed with chordoma, a rare brain tumour, in May 2018. On 23 June 2018, he announced that he was ...
... a chordoma, or a chordoid meningioma. In particular, meningiomas are known to produce musical auditory hallucinations such as ...
Howard Copeland, 75, American politician, member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1981-1995), chordoma. Vijay Dev, 78, ...
"Trial of Proton Versus Carbon Ion Radiation Therapy in Patients With Chordoma of the Skull Base (HIT-1)". ClinicalTrials.gov. ... Damien Weber (2016). "Long term outcomes of patients with skull-base low-grade chondrosarcoma and chordoma patients treated ... Jinpeng Zhou (2018). "Comparison of the Effectiveness of Radiotherapy with Photons and Particles for Chordoma After Surgery: A ... 1999). "Proton radiation therapy for chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the skull base". J. Neurosurg. 91 (3): 432-439. doi: ...
Younessi had survived four bouts of cancer since an initial diagnosis of malignant chordoma in 2009. "EWP: Catalog & Student ...
... is an American biomedical scientist researching the genetics of dysplastic nevus syndrome and chordoma, and ... Her research interests include the genetics of dysplastic nevi syndrome and chordoma, and etiologic heterogeneity of breast ... Yang identified the first susceptibility gene for familial chordoma-a germline duplication of the T gene that had eluded ...
PMID 18580797 Fraser JF, Nyquist GG, Moore N., Anand VK, Schwartz TH; Endoscopic endonasal transclival resection of chordomas: ...
Copeland was diagnosed with chordoma in August 2016, and died of the disease on April 11, 2019, aged 75. Ress, Dave (April 15, ...
BCRT funds research into primary bone cancer, in particular, osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, chordoma, spindle ...
In October 2012, WanBi Tuấn Anh announced his break from singing and WanBi revealed that he suffered from Chordoma that reduced ...
Techniques such as endoscopic endonasal surgery are used in pituitary tumors, craniopharyngiomas, chordomas, and the repair of ...
This approach is used to remove chordomas, chondrosarcoma, inflammatory lesions of the clivus, or metastasis in the cervical ... and clival chordomas (CHO). They looked at gross total resection and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, neurological death, post- ...
Case Series of Ultrasonic Navigated Osteotomy for the Treatment of Spinal Chordomas. World Neurosurg. 2021 Mar 8:S1878-8750(21) ... Navigated Ultrasonic Osteotomy to Aid in En Bloc Chordoma Resection via Spondylectomy. World Neurosurg. 2020 Nov;143:319-324. ...
"Development of first immunotherapy to treat chordoma, a rare bone cancer." "Medical Oncology Service". Center for Cancer ...
... and Chordoma. The for-profit spin-off companies M4K Pharma (Medicines for Kids), M4ND Pharma (Medicines for Neurological ...
The following list includes types of primary bone cancer: Osteosarcoma Chondrosarcoma Ewing's Sarcoma Adamantinomas Chordomas ...
Techniques such as endoscopic endonasal surgery are used in pituitary tumors, craniopharyngiomas, chordomas, and the repair of ...
Tennis announced in his column of November 19, 2009, that he has been diagnosed with a chordoma, a rare malignant tumor that ...
A chordoma is a rare type of cancerous tumor that can occur anywhere along the spine, from the base of the skull to the ... A chordoma at the base of the skull (occipital chordoma) may lead to double vision (diplopia) and headaches. A chordoma that ... Chordomas typically occur in adults between ages 40 and 70. About 5 percent of chordomas are diagnosed in children. For reasons ... Chordomas are rare, occurring in approximately 1 per million individuals each year. Chordomas comprise fewer than 1 percent of ...
In laymans terms, chordoma is a type of spinal cancer. Chordomas can arise from bone in the skull base and anywhere along the ... Familial chordoma are rare, with an estimated rate of 0.4% in all Chordomas. In 2015 the first consensus guidelines for the ... In one study, the 10-year tumor free survival rate for sacral chordoma was 46%. Chondroid chordomas appear to have a more ... Expert Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chordoma is a handbook produced by the Chordoma Foundation, which ...
Chordoma treatments include proton beam radiation therapy and surgery. ... Chordoma is a rare type of bone cancer that occurs in the spine. ... Chordoma. A chordoma is a rare cancerous (malignant) primary ... A chordoma is found in men twice as often as in women, with most tumors occurring between ages 50 and 70, although can be seen ... Chordoma treatment depends on the size and its location as well as whether it has invaded nerves or other tissue. Options may ...
Chordoma is a rare type of primary bone cancer. It can develop in the bones of the spine or the bottom of the skull. It is ... What is chordoma?. Chordoma is a type of sarcoma. Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the supporting tissues of the body ... Causes of chordoma. The exact cause of chordoma is not known. Research into possible causes is happening to find out more about ... Treatment of chordoma. Chordomas are rare, so they are treated by a team of doctors and other healthcare professionals at a ...
Alcohol-induced pain in chordoma.. Br Med J 1973; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5878.478 (Published 01 September 1973) ...
Chordoma is a rare cancer that affects bones in the spine and skull. WebMD explains what causes this cancer, and why it can be ... American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Chordoma.". Chordoma Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions," "Understanding ... Chordoma is a kind of cancer that grows in the bones of your skull and spine. Its very rare. Only 1 out of every 1 million ... Chordomas can form anywhere in your back, neck, or skull. Many grow in the bottom of your spine or at the base of your skull. ...
ATCC offers authenticated chordoma cells to develop treatments for chordoma, a rare, slow-growing spinal cancer. ... U-CH17M Chordoma Cells Use as a model for chordoma and for predicting the clinical performance of cancer drugs. ... UM-Chor1 Chordoma Cells This cell line is the first known human clival chordoma established. ... As research continues into the pathogenesis of chordoma, scientists need access to chordoma cells from a diverse pool of donors ...
Chordoma relevance *potential impact on chordoma Multiple applications/multiple sources of funding It is understood that ... The Chordoma Foundation is an international nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of those affected by chordoma ... including 14 chordoma cell lines and 6 xenograft models. In addition, for projects requiring in vivo drug testing, the Chordoma ... called chordoma. As a result of a fundraising partnership with the Chordoma Foundation and generous donors, there is funding ...
In extensive chordomas, the tumor can invade the ventral aspect of the jugular foramen, which is located at the infero-lateral ... The jugular tubercle is part of the inferior segment of the clivus and it is often invaded by chordoma. Its deep and lateral ... Skull base chordomas often invade the upper segment of the clivus, formed by the dorsum sella and posterior clinoids. Surgical ... The sixth cranial nerve, or abducens nerve, is often compressed by a growing chordoma at the level of the petrous apex, causing ...
Genetic Aspects of Chordoma: A Collaboration With SEER Registries to Identify Chordoma Families. *Chordoma ... Sacral Chordoma: Surgery Versus Definitive Radiation Therapy in Primary Localized Disease. *Chordoma ... Trial of Proton Versus Carbon Ion Radiation Therapy in Patients With Chordoma of the Skull Base. *Chordoma ... Charged Particle RT for Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Base of Skull or Cervical Spine. *Chordoma ...
XIV: Chordomas. Cancer 1986; 57:784.. *Harbour JW, Lawton MT, Criscuolo GR, et al. Clivus chordoma: a report of 12 recent cases ... Skull base chordomas. Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2011; 44:1155.. *Catton C, OSullivan B, Bell R, et al. Chordoma: long-term ... Chordoma and chondrosarcoma arising in the skull base will be reviewed here. Topics discussed elsewhere include:. ●Chordomas ... Chordoma and chondrosarcoma of the skull base. Author. Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA. Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA ...
Background and etiopathology Chordoma is a relatively rare malignant midline tumor arising in the axial skeleton, primarily at ... encoded search term (Chordoma in Orthopedic Surgery) and Chordoma in Orthopedic Surgery What to Read Next on Medscape. Related ... Chondroid chordoma--a variant of chordoma. A morphologic and immunohistochemical study. Am J Clin Pathol. 1994 Jan. 101(1):36- ... Chondroid chordoma. A hyalinized chordoma without cartilaginous differentiation. Am J Clin Pathol. 1995 Mar. 103(3):271-9. [ ...
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  • A chordoma is a rare type of cancerous tumor that can occur anywhere along the spine, from the base of the skull to the tailbone. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Chordoma: the nonsarcoma primary bone tumor. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The histological appearance of classical chordoma is of a lobulated tumor composed of groups of cells separated by fibrous septa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because genetic or hereditary risk factors for chordoma may exist, scientists at the National Cancer Institute are conducting a Familial Chordoma Study to search for genes involved in the development of this tumor. (wikipedia.org)
  • A chordoma is a rare cancerous (malignant) primary bone tumor that usually occurs along the spine or where the skull sits atop the spine (skull base). (mayoclinic.org)
  • Though commonly slow growing, a chordoma is a difficult tumor to treat because it's near the spinal cord or other critical structures, such as the carotid artery and brain tissue. (mayoclinic.org)
  • At Stanford, our primary goal when performing chordoma surgery is maximal and safe resection of the tumor. (stanford.edu)
  • Some data suggest that female sex, tumor necrosis, and tumor volume of more than 70 mL are independent poor prognostic variables in skull-base chordomas. (medscape.com)
  • Their research is aimed at discovering the pathogenesis of chordomas and uncovering tumor markers to guide future therapies. (massgeneral.org)
  • Our primary goal is to provide highly-specialized and personalized care to reduce chordoma tumor recurrence and achieve permanent cure or long-term tumor control. (stanford.edu)
  • Chordomas are a rare tumor with an incidence of 325 new cases per year in the United States. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • It is common for a chordoma to be confused with (misdiagnosed as) another type of bone tumor called a chondrosarcoma. (rochester.edu)
  • The primary treatment for a skull base chordoma is surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. (rochester.edu)
  • A skull base chordoma is a cancerous (malignant) and possibly life-threatening tumor. (rochester.edu)
  • Chordoma is a rare slow growing tumor type, and UM-Chor1 is a relatively slow growing cell line. (atcc.org)
  • 11 Hypermethylation of the KL tumor suppressor gene (which normally modulates FGF signaling by binding to FGGFR) has been observed in 10/10 chordomas tested. (chordomafoundation.org)
  • After additional testing at MD Anderson , I learned my spine tumor was a chordoma , a very rare type of bone cancer . (mdanderson.org)
  • Chordoma is often hard to treat due to where the tumor is. (cancer.gov)
  • To date, the best available treatment is a procedure called en bloc resection with wide margins, which involves excision of the entire tumor without violation of the tumor capsule and with a cuff of healthy tissue remaining around the tumor. (mskcc.org)
  • These data lead to the use of SRS in the treatment of recurrent and inoperable chordomas to improve the likelihood of local tumor control in the absence of meaningful treatment options. (mskcc.org)
  • Chordoma tumors from 104 patients revealed that 16 percent of the tumor samples had genetic changes, or mutations, in PI3K signaling genes. (medindia.net)
  • Because chordomas invade the bone and covering of the skull base, complete surgical removal is difficult and continued tumor growth is common. (uclahealth.org)
  • Chordoma is a rare, slow-growing tumor that can occur in the bones of the skull and spine. (mountsinai.org)
  • The final pathology revealed a chordoma and the patient was referred for radiation to treat the residual tumor. (mountsinai.org)
  • 4 Clinical presentation of a clival chordoma depends mainly on the tumor location and the adjacent structures. (appliedradiology.com)
  • In the last six months I was diagnosed with clivial chordoma and underwent surgery to remove the tumor which had entered the dura of my brain, was pressing on the optic nerves, and had started to intrude on my brain stem. (greatnonprofits.org)
  • Chordoma is a relatively rare malignant bone tumor with an incidence of 0.08 per 100,000 ( 1 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Chordoma is a rare tumor with a high risk of locoregional recurrences. (scielo.br)
  • Surgery is the mainstay of treatment and local control is better achieved with en bloc resection of the tumor with safe margins. (scielo.br)
  • Pathologically, the tumor was felt to represent a chordoma. (harvard.edu)
  • However, even with initial maximal resection, chordoma still has high local recurrence after surgery and 40-50% of patients may even develop remote metastasis ( 6 ), which poses a large challenge for the clinical management of this tumor entity. (frontiersin.org)
  • As in ourpatient, a primary chordoma of the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses may present with symptoms related to mechanical obstruction secondary to the tumor mass. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • These results indicate that suppressed miR-1 expression in chordoma may in part be a driver for tumor growth, and that miR-1 has potential to serve as prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target for chordoma patients. (nih.gov)
  • Chordoma is a rare type of tumor that usually appears in the bone near the spinal cord and skull base. (spie.org)
  • Physicians at the Johns Hopkins Hospital are participating in a FDA approved clinical trial that is testing a novel therapy for patients with recurrent chordoma, a rare spine tumor. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Understanding copy number alterations in chordoma may reveal critical disease mechanisms that could be exploited for tumor classification and therapy. (harvard.edu)
  • The patient's images showed a different tumor profile compared to those observed in other hypoxic or nonhypoxic chordoma patients. (medworm.com)
  • Through visual imaging and quantification of blood and tumor time-activity curves, we excluded the hypothesis that it was a chordoma, diagnosing a paraganglioma. (medworm.com)
  • To evaluate the short-term outcomes in terms of tumor control and toxicity of patients with skull base or cervical spine chordoma and chondrosarcoma treated with intensity-modulated proton or carbon-ion radiat. (medworm.com)
  • Clival tumor: Chordoma. (radiopaedia.org)
  • Previous studies of chordoma have focused on either surgery, radiotherapy, or particular tumor locations. (springer.com)
  • The notochordial origin that determines the spread of the tumor, the lack of malignant histopathological characteristics in contrast to its aggressive behavior, its incidence, and the strategy of treatment, including radical surgical resection and radiation techniques not used prior to the last decade, are described in an occasionally crowded text with pertinent details providing a glimpse of the state of the art of chordoma management. (springer.com)
  • Chordomas account for 2% to 4% of primary malignant bone tumors and represent the most common primary malignant bone tumor of the spine ( 1 - 3 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • Chordoma is a rare low‑grade tumor of the axial skeleton. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • Our data suggest that tumor suppressor genes or mismatch repair genes (located at 1p31 and 3p14) and oncogenes (located in 7q36) might be involved in chordoma genesis. (nih.gov)
  • With that in mind, the criteria of the Sekhar Grading System for Cranial Chordomas (SGSCC) are as follows: tumor size, site, vascular involvement, intradural invasion, and tumor regrowth after prior treatment.2 These criteria are the type of information that is readily available to any neurosurgeon before planning a surgical procedure. (deepdyve.com)
  • Chordoma is a rare, aggressive tumor arising from transformed notochord remnants. (biologists.org)
  • Our results provide the first in vivo evidence against a tumor-initiating potential of Brachyury in the notochord, and imply activated RTK signaling as a possible initiating event in chordoma. (biologists.org)
  • Chordoma is a rare, slow-growing tumor typically occurring at the base of the skull or in sacrococcygeal regions along the spine (OMIM #215400). (biologists.org)
  • Afatinib displayed potent antitumor efficacy in U-CH1, SF8894, CF322 and CF365 chordoma tumor models in vivo. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Two other patients with sacral chordomas had resection of the gross tumor and radiation due to inadequate proximal margins. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Therefore, surgery (removing as much of the tumor as possible) is the most common treatment for chordoma patients. (ksfortho.com)
  • Unfortunately, chordomas tend to return to the original tumor location or a close proximity to it, and many patients end up requiring multiple surgeries. (ksfortho.com)
  • Even though carbon ions treatment (CIRT) of sacral chordoma (SC) substantially reduces tumor mass, tumor remnants are observed in most patients. (europeanreview.org)
  • The chordoma is a benign cartilaginous tumor whose sphenoidale localization is exceptional. (panafrican-med-journal.com)
  • OBJECT: Chordoma cells can generate solid-like tumors in xenograft models that express some molecular characteristics of the parent tumor, including positivity for brachyury and cytokeratins. (duke.edu)
  • However, there is a dearth of molecular markers that relate to chordoma tumor growth, as well as the cell lines needed to advance treatment. (duke.edu)
  • The objective in this study was to isolate a novel primary chordoma cell source and analyze the characteristics of tumor growth in a mouse xenograft model for comparison with the established U-CH1 and U-CH2b cell lines. (duke.edu)
  • Chemotherapy of skull base chordoma tailored on responsiveness of patient-derived tumor cells to rapamycin. (semanticscholar.org)
  • At the Pacific Brain Tumor Center (BTC) , we have one of the world's largest experiences with endonasal endoscopic surgery for clival chordomas and a highly experienced surgical team. (pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org)
  • Given that many chordomas can be resistant to both surgery and radiosurgery, tumor genomic profiling is being increasingly used to find alternative targeted therapies. (pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org)
  • Because chordomas typically invade the bone and dura of the skull base as well as cavernous sinus area, complete surgical resection is often not possible and continued growth of residual tumor is common. (pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org)
  • Chordoma is typically a locally aggressive tumor with a high propensity for local recurrence. (scitechnol.com)
  • Chordoma is an invasive, aggressive tumor arising from notochordal remnants. (sciencesource.com)
  • We examined 865 hotspot mutations in 111 oncogenes and chosen tumor suppressor genes (OncoMap v. 3.0) of 45 human chordoma tumor samples. (genotypebyenvironment.org)
  • Chordoma is a radioresistant tumor that presents a therapeutic challenge with spine involvement, as high doses of radiation are needed for local control while limiting dose to the spinal cord. (ovid.com)
  • By immunohistochemistry, the tumor was positive for brachyury, the molecular hallmark of chordoma, and showed weak-moderate membrane and cytoplasmic EGFR. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Even after surgery and/or radiation, chordomas often return in the same location or in the areas around the original tumor. (keckmedicine.org)
  • Chordoma is a cancerous bone tumor , often located along the spine or at the skull base. (healthline.com)
  • Chordomas comprise fewer than 1 percent of tumors affecting the brain and spinal cord. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The same group in Italy found that the combination of imatinib and sirolimus caused a response in several patients whose tumors progressed on imatinib alone.Erlotinib like EGFR inhibitors have been also reported to be effective in Chordoma. (wikipedia.org)
  • A chordoma is found in men twice as often as in women, with most tumors occurring between ages 50 and 70, although can be seen at any age. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Chordomas arising in the sacrum or elsewhere along the spinal cord (see 'Spinal cord tumors' ). (uptodate.com)
  • Although this explains the observed distribution of chordomas (sphenoccipital and sacrococcygeal), it does not explain why the cell rests should transform into tumors. (medscape.com)
  • Children are more likely to have skull-base tumors, whereas spinal chordomas are more common in older individuals. (medscape.com)
  • Chordomas account for approximately 1-4% of all malignant bone tumors and 20% of primary tumors of the spinal column. (medscape.com)
  • In addition, the availability of proton beam therapy , as well as expertise in surgical management of spinal tumors, attract chordoma patients from around the world. (massgeneral.org)
  • Every biopsy is carefully evaluated to ensure an accurate diagnosis and to exclude other tumors that can mimic chordomas. (massgeneral.org)
  • This rare chordoma cell line can be a useful tool for studying the diversity of primary tumors of the spinal chord. (atcc.org)
  • A gene that makes a protein, also called brachyury, that is present at high levels in nearly all chordoma tumors. (chordomafoundation.org)
  • Chordomas are rare but relentless tumors of the skull base, mobile spine, and sacrum. (mskcc.org)
  • While they are generally slow-growing tumors, chordomas have a high propensity to recur in the absence of wide-margin resection and have proven to be highly resistant to conventional radiation therapies and available chemotherapy. (mskcc.org)
  • Dr Sam Behjati, joint first author from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, said: "By sequencing the tumors' DNA, we get a much clearer view of the genetic changes that drive chordoma. (medindia.net)
  • Chordomas are rare tumors of the remnant of the primitive notochord, which normally differentiates during fetal development into an elastic, pulpy mass within the cartilage between the spinal disks. (uclahealth.org)
  • Approximately 40 percent of chordomas arisewithin the skull base, and 0.1 percent of intracranial tumors are chordomas. (uclahealth.org)
  • Chordomas have also been linked to families with tuberous sclerosis, and certain types of childhood brain tumors. (mountsinai.org)
  • While chordomas are generally slow-growing tumors, they tend to cause local destruction of the bone and grow into nearby tissues and organs. (mountsinai.org)
  • Chordomas are malignant tumors originating from embryonic notochord remnants in the craniospinal axis, mostly the sacrococcygeal (50 percent) and the spheno-occipital regions (35 percent), though 15 percent can occur in the true vertebrae. (appliedradiology.com)
  • In spite of high frequency of intracranial arterial involvement, arterial narrowing is rare in intracranial chordomas, a finding reflective of the fact that these tumors are soft and easily dissectible from adjacent vessels. (appliedradiology.com)
  • HOLLYWOOD, FL-New guidelines that offer treatment algorithms for two relatively rare cancers-chordoma and giant cell tumors of the bone-were presented here at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Annual Conference. (lww.com)
  • The best chance we have to cure a chordoma is the first surgery that is performed in a center with experience with these tumors," Biermann said, noting that when doctors unfamiliar with chordomas attempt to perform a biopsy on these patients they can often make things worse. (lww.com)
  • Biopsy misadventures that can occur in tumors in general and in chordomas in general are very important. (lww.com)
  • Recent research has indicated that signal transducers and activators of transcription (Stat3) may be an important prognostic marker in some cancers, but its role in chordoma tumors has not been elucidated. (nih.gov)
  • Chordomas are nonepithelial tumors constituting less than 1% of all tumors of the central nervous system. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Due to their location in the skull base and diverse appearance in size and shape, automatic segmentation of chordoma tumors from magnetic resonance images (MRI) is a challenging task. (spie.org)
  • Common pathologies include chordomas, which are slow-growing, locally aggressive tumors of the bone that arise from embryonic remnants of the notochord, and chondrosarcomas, which are rare malignant cartilaginous tumors that account for 6% of skull base lesions. (oncolink.org)
  • Chordomas are rare tumors that are usually located in the sacrococcygeal and sphenooccipital region. (wiley.com)
  • Deficiency of CDKN2A and PTEN expression, although shared across many other different types of tumors, likely represents a key aspect of chordoma pathogenesis. (harvard.edu)
  • In this study, expression of pStat3 in chordoma tumors was correlated with outcome and the effect of SD-1029, a Stat3 inhibitor ( 26 ), was measured using chordoma cell lines. (aacrjournals.org)
  • The annual incidence rate of chordoma is ~0.8 per million people, accounting for 1-4% of all primary bone carcinoma and ~20% of spinal tumors ( 2 ). (spandidos-publications.com)
  • Chordomas are rare tumors, but efforts are being made to understand their pathogenesis. (deepdyve.com)
  • Chordomas are rare, malignant tumors arising in the spine but which can spread elsewhere. (healthtap.com)
  • Chordomas are rare bone tumors with no approved therapy. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Chordomas are aggressive, life-threatening cancerous tumors usually found near the brain and/or spinal cord that typically take a long time to grow and require a certain type of treatment to prolong a patient's survival. (ksfortho.com)
  • For tumors derived from a primary chordoma cell and U-CH1 cell line, similarly intense staining for CD24 was observed, which may correspond to their similar potential to grow tumors. (duke.edu)
  • Particle therapy has been reported as an emerging radiotherapy for several tumors, but its effectiveness for chordoma remains to be studied. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • Reports of receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) expression in chordoma suggest that these tumors may respond to kinase inhibitor therapy. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Clival chordomas are locally invasive tumors that arise in the base of the skull. (pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org)
  • Background: Chordomas are malignant tumors arising from notochordal remnants and are typically locally aggressive tumors with a high propensity for local recurrence. (scitechnol.com)
  • Conclusion: Among primary malignant tumors of bone, chordomas account for 3-4% of all cases. (scitechnol.com)
  • Chordomas are rare primary malignant bone tumors arising from embryonal notochord remnants of the axial skeleton. (ox.ac.uk)
  • These tumors develop from cells of the notochord tissue The notochord usually disappeared as the fetus progresses but in some cells remain which rarely turn malignant causing chordoma. (medikoe.com)
  • Chordomas are benign, slow-growing tumors usually found in the base of the skull . (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Less than 1 percent of all primary brain tumors are diagnosed as chordomas. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Chordomas are rare malignant tumors occurring along the axial skeleton that originate from notochordal remnants. (maastrichtuniversity.nl)
  • Safari M, Khoshnevisan A. An overview of the role of cancer stem cells in spine tumors with a special focus on chordoma. (maastrichtuniversity.nl)
  • Approximately half of all chordomas occur at the base of the spine (sacrum), about one third occur in the base of the skull (occiput), and the rest occur in the cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), or lumbar (lower back) vertebrae of the spine. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A chordoma anywhere along the spine may cause pain, weakness, or numbness in the back, arms, or legs. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Chordomas can arise from bone in the skull base and anywhere along the spine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Your doctor may recommend imaging tests to help visualize your chordoma and determine whether it has spread beyond the spine or skull base. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Chordoma is a type of bone sarcoma that can develop in the bones of the spine or the bones at the bottom of the skull. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Chordoma is a kind of cancer that grows in the bones of your skull and spine. (webmd.com)
  • Doctors believe chordoma starts because of a change in the gene that carries instructions for making a protein that helps the spine form. (webmd.com)
  • Chordomas can press on nerves in your spine or brain . (webmd.com)
  • Sometimes, chordomas in the brain can block the flow of fluid there and in the spine. (webmd.com)
  • Chordoma is a rare, slow-growing cancer that can manifest along the spine anywhere from the clivus to the coccyx. (atcc.org)
  • The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in partnership with the Chordoma Foundation is issuing a special grant award focused on a rare cancer that occurs in the bones of the skull base and spine, called chordoma. (cancer.ca)
  • Our multidisciplinary team provides expert care for patients with chordoma, a slow-growing bone cancer that can occur anywhere along the spine from the base of the skull to the tailbone. (massgeneral.org)
  • A retrospective literature review and review of institutional patients identified 682 patients with chordomas of the spine, with a median age of 57 years. (oncolink.org)
  • A chordoma is a form of bone cancer that can occur anywhere along the length of the spine, from the base of the skull to the lower back. (rochester.edu)
  • Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine, Second Edition, is a major reference and guide for neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, neuroscientists, orthopedic surgeons, head and neck surgeons and radiation oncologists that treat patients and research chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the axial skeleton. (elsevier.com)
  • About two out of five chordomas (40%) propagate in the skull region, while the rest develop in the bones of the spine. (medgadget.com)
  • At this point, we have established that high-dose single-fraction SRS can be safely administered to patients with chordomas of the mobile spine and the sacrum without unexpected toxicity. (mskcc.org)
  • Chordoma is a rare type of bone cancer that affects the spine anywhere f rom the base of the skull to the tailbone, causing symptoms of pain, weakness, or numbness in the back, arms, or legs. (medindia.net)
  • Chordomas occur most commonly in the lower spine and in the skull base area. (uclahealth.org)
  • Chordomas are found most frequently at the base of the spine (the sacrum) and intracranially at the clivus (see figure), but they may occur anywhere along the spine. (mountsinai.org)
  • About 60 percent of chordomas occur in the sacrum, about 25 percent in the skull base, and the remainder are up and down the mobile spine. (lww.com)
  • Chordoma is a rare bone malignancy that affects the spine and skull base. (frontiersin.org)
  • Although it can occur at any segment of the spine, the predominant site of chordoma are fused segments like clivus and sacrococcyx ( 3 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Chordoma is a slow growing malignant bone cancer that develops in the skull-base (head) and spine. (eventbrite.com)
  • Between 2001 and 2008, 40 patients with chordomas of the skull base and cervical spine had surgery at our hospital. (springer.com)
  • Lumbar spine chordoma in adolescent: Case report. (alliedacademies.org)
  • Chordoma involving lumbar spine are rare, approximately 6% of spinal chordomas originate in the lumbar vertebrae. (alliedacademies.org)
  • Chordoma is a rare cancer of persistent or ectopic notochord remnants, commonly found in the clivus, spine, and sacrum. (ajnr.org)
  • Nine chordomas (skull base (n=3), mobile spine (n=4), and sacrum/coccyx (n=2) were screened for mutations in 48 cancer genes using the Hot Spot Cancer Panel (Illumina). (jcancer.org)
  • Hilmani S, Benjelloun A, Lakhdar A (2017) Cervical Spine Chordoma with Retropharyngeal Extension: Cases Report. (scitechnol.com)
  • Method: We report an extremely rare case of cervical spine chordoma presenting with neurological deficit and retropharyngeal extension in order to assess the clinical presentation and treatment. (scitechnol.com)
  • The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of single-fraction spine stereotactic body radiation therapy for the treatment of spine chordoma. (ovid.com)
  • A retrospective review of our institutional database from 2006 to 2013 identified 8 patients (12 cases) with chordoma of the spine who were treated with spine stereotactic body radiation therapy. (ovid.com)
  • Single-fraction spine stereotactic body radiation therapy can be safely delivered to treat chordoma of the spine with the potential to improve pain symptoms. (ovid.com)
  • Although the early data are suggestive, long-term follow-up with more patients is necessary to determine the efficacy of spine stereotactic body radiation therapy in the treatment of chordoma of the spine. (ovid.com)
  • Chordoma is a rare form of bone cancer located in the skull and spine. (uky.edu)
  • The cervical spine chordoma extends rarely into retropharyngeal space. (bvsalud.org)
  • In 2015 the first consensus guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chordoma were published in The Lancet Oncology. (wikipedia.org)
  • After you receive a diagnosis of chordoma, your doctor will develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs in consultation with an expert in cancer and radiation therapy (radiation oncologist) and a surgical oncologist. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Chordomas can affect individuals of any age, including young children, but are most often diagnosed in individuals between the ages of 40 and 75 years (average age at diagnosis, 55 years). (medscape.com)
  • The global chordoma disease market has been segmented on the basis of diagnosis, treatment, and end-user. (medgadget.com)
  • On the basis of diagnosis, the global chordoma disease market is segmented into biopsy, imaging, blood tests, and others. (medgadget.com)
  • He discusses his rare cancer diagnosis while in college and his subsequent journey to become the Executive Director of The Chordoma Foundation. (bio.org)
  • A type of MRI which can help doctors tell the difference between chordoma and chondrosarcoma, in order to make a correct diagnosis. (chordomafoundation.org)
  • The final diagnosis was chordoma. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Chordoma is truly a one in a million diagnosis, with approximately 300 cases diagnosed annually in the United States. (eventbrite.com)
  • However, after weeks of testing, doctors have now discovered that it is in fact a Chordoma Tumour, which is even rarer and equally more difficult to treat as the research and diagnosis about them is so limited. (justgiving.com)
  • As the prior history of chordoma was not available during the rapid onsite evaluation, the presence of bland epithelioid nonvacuolated cells and spindle cells intimately admixed with a fibrillary, intensely metachromatic material led to an initial diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma. (wiley.com)
  • Light microscopic findings and immunohistological staining secured the pathological diagnosis of chordoma. (springer.com)
  • Diagnosis and management of sacrococcygeal chordoma. (thejns.org)
  • 232 - 238 , 1991 Bethke KP, Neifeld JP, Lawrence W Jr: Diagnosis and management of sacrococcygeal chordoma. (thejns.org)
  • Chordomas: diagnosis and management. (semanticscholar.org)
  • article{Karakousis1981ChordomasDA, title={Chordomas: diagnosis and management. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Even though chordomas are histologically considered low-grade neoplasms ( 2 , 8 ) the mean survival period after diagnosis is only 7 years ( 1 , 9 , 10 ) . (jcancer.org)
  • Chordomas are rare slow growing tumours which diagnosis is very difficult. (panafrican-med-journal.com)
  • Moreover, chordomas can metastasize several years after the initial diagnosis, with 10-50% of patients developing metastases during follow-up. (oncotarget.com)
  • The Drew Barker-Wright Charity also offers a grant system for newly diagnosed children with chordoma in the UK, to help parents through the shockwave of diagnosis. (dbwcharity.org)
  • The specific mechanism by which excess brachyury protein contributes to the development of chordomas is unclear. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In four of these families, duplication of the brachyury gene was found to be responsible for causing chordoma. (wikipedia.org)
  • As noted above germline duplication of brachyury has been identified as a major susceptibility mechanism in several chordoma families. (wikipedia.org)
  • this gene encodes the transcription factor T, or brachyury homologue, which is important in the development of the notochord and is highly expressed in the chordoma cells. (atcc.org)
  • The transcription factor, brachyury is highly expressed in almost all chordoma tumours and is essential for chordoma cell survival. (cancer.ca)
  • The cells express the transcription factor T (Brachyury) that is the most specific marker for chordoma. (atcc.org)
  • It has been established that brachyury , of known importance in the biology of chordoma, is regulated by FGFR signaling in lower vertebrates. (chordomafoundation.org)
  • Hu Y, Mintz A, Shah S, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Hsu W. The FGFR/MEK/ERK/brachyury pathway is critical for chordoma cell growth and survival. (chordomafoundation.org)
  • In these few cases, a duplication of the brachyury gene (called a SNP) was determined to be the cause of chordoma. (mountsinai.org)
  • Chordoma is a rare malignant tumour of bone, the molecular marker of which is the expression of the transcription factor T (also referred to as brachyury). (bl.uk)
  • Sporadic chordomas may rely on mechanisms other than copy number gain if they indeed exploit T/ brachyury for proliferation. (harvard.edu)
  • brachyury is upregulated in chordoma, whilst its expression in normal tissues or other cancers is relatively low ( 6 ). (spandidos-publications.com)
  • SUMMARY OF THE OBJECTIONS IN THE LETTER TO THE EDITOR In the letter1 sent to Neurosurgery by Zou et al regarding our grading system, the main criticisms are the following: the absence of a pathological subtype characterization of the skull base chordomas and the absence of biomarkers such as brachyury-YAP. (deepdyve.com)
  • In particular, sustained expression of TBXT - encoding the notochord regulator protein brachyury - is hypothesized as a key driver of chordoma, yet experimental evidence is absent. (biologists.org)
  • We then investigated the molecular mechanisms behind the responses observed and found that the anti-proliferative IC50s correlate with the unique ability of afatinib to promote degradation of EGFR and brachyury, an embryonic transcription factor considered a key driver of chordoma. (aacrjournals.org)
  • METHODS: Primary cells from a sacral chordoma, called "DVC-4," were cultured alongside U-CH1 and U-CH2b cells for more than 20 passages and characterized for expression of CD24 and brachyury. (duke.edu)
  • RESULTS: The DVC-4 cells retained chordoma-like morphology in culture and exhibited CD24 and brachyury expression profiles in vitro that were similar to those for U-CH1 and U-CH2b. (duke.edu)
  • II) Second, expression of brachyury mRNA in cultured chordoma cells will be assessed in order to validate the cell line. (maastrichtuniversity.nl)
  • II) Chordoma cells were cultured and brachyury mRNA expression was assessed by PCR assay. (maastrichtuniversity.nl)
  • II) Brachyury expression is either strongly downregulated or not expressed in two slowly growing chordoma cell cultures. (maastrichtuniversity.nl)
  • citation needed] Chordomas are relatively radioresistant, requiring high doses of radiation to be controlled. (wikipedia.org)
  • The proximity of chordomas to vital neurological structures such as the brain stem and nerves limits the dose of radiation that can safely be delivered. (wikipedia.org)
  • Treatment with newer types of radiation treatment, such as proton therapy, allows doctors to use higher doses of radiation while protecting healthy tissue, which may be more effective in treating a chordoma. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Each beam of radiation isn't very powerful, but the point where all the beams meet - at the chordoma - receives a large dose of radiation to kill the cancer cells. (mayoclinic.org)
  • At Stanford, our team includes Dr. Scott Soltys, a world authority in radiation treatment of chordomas. (stanford.edu)
  • The Stanford Chordoma Program is aimed at the integration of care and is led by world-renowned experts in open skull base surgery, endoscopic endonasal surgery, and radiation treatment for skull base chordomas. (stanford.edu)
  • Our team of experts, led by Dr. Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, a world renowned expert in open skull base and endoscopic endonasal surgery for chordomas, and Dr. Scott G. Soltys, a world authority in the radiation treatment of chordomas, provide a personalized and compassionate approach to caring for chordoma patients. (stanford.edu)
  • This book is the unique result of the collaboration of multidisciplinary specialists from a wide variety of fields (neurological sciences, medical oncology, molecular biology, orthopedics and radiation oncology), offering the most relevant information about chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the axial skeleton from each of these fields condensed into one single volume. (elsevier.com)
  • Chordomas are fairly resistant to radiation and high doses are often needed for disease control. (mountsinai.org)
  • Since chordomas are usually close to critical neurological structures, such as the brain stem and cranial nerves, there is a limit as to how much radiation can safely be delivered. (mountsinai.org)
  • Therefore, radical surgical excision constitutes the most important therapeutic approach for chordoma, which has been reported to provide the optimal long-term disease control when combined with postoperative adjuvant radiation ( 4 , 5 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • It is treated with surgery and radiation - there are no drugs approved to treat chordoma - and it is prone to recurrence. (eventbrite.com)
  • QUILT-3.091 NANT Chordoma Vaccine vs Radiation in Subjects With Unresectable Chordoma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • QUILT 3.091 Chordoma Vaccine: Phase 1B/2 NANT Chordoma Vaccine vs Radiation in Subjects with Unresectable Chordoma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Chordoma Vaccine: A randomized phase 1b/2 trial of the NANT chordoma vaccine vs. radiation in subjects with unresectable chordoma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Adjuvant radiation is recommended for chordomas and chondrosarcomas, as opposed to delayed radiation initiated at recurrence. (oncolink.org)
  • Chordomas are considered to be radiation resistant and refractory to cytotoxic chemotherapy ( 4 , 5 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • Chordomas notoriously demonstrate a paucity of changes following radiation therapy on conventional MR imaging. (ajnr.org)
  • We hypothesized that dynamic contrast-enhanced MR perfusion imaging parameters of chordomas would change significantly following radiation therapy. (ajnr.org)
  • Plasma volume and vascular permeability decreased after radiation therapy, suggesting that these dynamic contrast-enhanced MR perfusion parameters may be useful for monitoring chordoma growth and response to radiation therapy. (ajnr.org)
  • Treatment options are mainly restricted to surgical excision, since chordomas are largely resistant to conventional ionising radiation and chemotherapy. (jcancer.org)
  • Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are sometimes used to treat chordomas. (ksfortho.com)
  • Letter: Factors Predicting Recurrence after Resection of Clival Chordoma Using Variable Surgical Approaches and Radiation Modalities. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Most chordomas are treated after maximal surgical debulking with Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or proton beam radiation. (pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org)
  • Treatments for chordoma include surgery followed by radiation therapy. (uky.edu)
  • A young 45 years age, underwent several operations for sacrococcygeal chordoma , followed by radiation 6000 Rad 1998. (neurosurgery.tv)
  • There are three histological variants of chordoma: classical (or "conventional"), chondroid and dedifferentiated. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chondroid chordomas histologically show features of both chordoma and chondrosarcoma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chondroid chordomas appear to have a more indolent clinical course. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chordoma and chondroid neoplasms of the spheno-occiput. (medscape.com)
  • Most pediatric patients have the classical or chondroid variant of chordoma, while the dedifferentiated variant is rare in children. (oncolink.org)
  • Chondroid chordomas behave the same and are treated the same as conventional chordomas. (chordomafoundation.org)
  • Biopsy of the lesion done for histopathological examination reveals chondroid component (hyaline cartilage) on histology, suggesting chordoma (chondroid type). (appliedradiology.com)
  • Clival chordoma (chondroid type) with associated brain stem compression and extrinsic impingement on oropharyngeal airway causing respiratory distress. (appliedradiology.com)
  • Chordomas with a conventional morphology were included in the study, whereas dedifferentiated and chondroid chordoma subtypes were excluded. (aacrjournals.org)
  • There are three subtypes of chordoma: conventional (sometimes called classic), chondroid and dedifferentiated. (keckmedicine.org)
  • Chondroid chordomas tend to be less aggressive than conventional chordomas. (keckmedicine.org)
  • Chordoma and chondrosarcoma arising in the skull base will be reviewed here. (uptodate.com)
  • One of the four histological types of chordoma, this term was more commonly used in the past when it was difficult to tell the difference between conventional chordoma and chondrosarcoma. (chordomafoundation.org)
  • Histologically proven chordoma or chondrosarcoma. (knowcancer.com)
  • We read with great interest the recent article entitled "Diffusion-Weighted MRI: Distinction of Skull Base Chordoma from Chondrosarcoma" by Yeom et al. (ajnr.org)
  • We have now replicated these findings with a sample of 14 chordoma and 10 chondrosarcoma cases from our own institution. (ajnr.org)
  • With patients who present with locally advanced or metastatic chondrosarcoma, chordoma, or osteosarcoma, physicians should discuss the options surrounding deep-sequencing genomic tests, which may identify mutations that may be responsive to specific therapies and thus may guide referral to clinical trials. (medscape.com)
  • ATCC, in partnership with the Chordoma Foundation, offers authenticated chordoma cell lines for research into the development of effective treatments and identifiable therapeutic targets for chordoma cancers. (atcc.org)
  • Molecular targeted therapy (MTT) is an option for advanced chordoma, but its therapeutic efficacy and safety have not been investigated systematically. (frontiersin.org)
  • In addition, since chordoma is usually unresponsive to the conventional radiotherapy and cytotoxic chemotherapy, surgery is the primary therapeutic option ( 1 , 5 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Focused ultrasound is an early-stage, noninvasive, therapeutic technology with the potential to improve the quality of life and decrease the cost of care for patients with sacral chordomas. (fusfoundation.org)
  • Therefore, the therapeutic approach to chordoma has traditionally relied heavily on surgical control ( 3 , 6 , 7 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • Additionally, it has been reported that, to a certain extent, treatments targeting EGFR may therapeutic effects in patients with chordoma ( 7 , 8 ). (spandidos-publications.com)
  • Furthermore, our work points at modulating endoplasmic reticulum and protein stress pathways as possible therapeutic avenues against chordoma. (biologists.org)
  • With the goal of identifying new drugs with immediate therapeutic potential for chordoma patients, we collected clinically approved drugs and other advanced inhibitors of MET, PDGFRβ and EGFR tyrosine kinases, and assessed their anti-proliferative activity against a panel of chordoma cell lines. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Thus, there is a strong need to gain more thorough insights into the molecular biology and genetics of chordoma to allow for the development of new therapeutic options. (jcancer.org)
  • We due to this fact sought to determine novel mutations to higher perceive chordoma biology and to doubtlessly determine therapeutic targets. (genotypebyenvironment.org)
  • These results collectively indicate that miR-155 expression may serve not only as a prognostic marker, but also as a potential therapeutic target in chordoma. (oncotarget.com)
  • Vertebral body chordomas have a higher incidence of metastasis than do those arising in the clivus or sacrum. (medscape.com)
  • We are currently enrolling patients to understand how people with recurrent chordomas arising in the sacrum respond to this therapy. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Carbon ions therapy as single treatment in chordoma of the sacrum. (europeanreview.org)
  • The promising results in the treatment of recurrent chordomas lead to the implementation of single-fraction SRS in the preoperative setting to decrease the risk of postoperative recurrence. (mskcc.org)
  • PBT immediately following surgery is favorable in patients with clival chordomas and chondrosarcomas in comparison to PBT at the time of recurrence. (oncolink.org)
  • Chordoma, characterized by having high recurrence rate after surgery and locally invasive, as well as potentially metastatic ability, is a rare, chronic, low-grade axial skeleton carcinoma derived from remnants of the notochord from embryonic development ( 1 ). (spandidos-publications.com)
  • Additionally, we raised the first human chordoma cell line, U-CH1, from a recurrence of a sacral chordoma. (nih.gov)
  • Chordoma is a rare slow-growing neoplasm that arises from primitive notochordal remnants with a high rate of recurrence. (alliedacademies.org)
  • Chordoma shows poor patient prognosis because of its high recurrence rate. (thejns.org)
  • 2 , 3 Although having a low grade in histology, chordomas are locally invasive, aggressive, and prone to recurrence. (ajnr.org)
  • Surgery and radiotherapy are the treatment mainstays of chordoma, but the chance of local recurrence remains high. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Thus, the optimal treatment for chordoma is wide surgical resection, which has been shown to decrease local recurrence and metastasis [ 3 - 5 ]. (oncotarget.com)
  • As a result, more than 40% of patients with chordoma experience local recurrence. (oncotarget.com)
  • Nakamura Y, Becker LE, Marks A. S100 protein in human chordoma and human and rabbit notochord. (medscape.com)
  • In this thesis I have identified these targets with validation in human chordoma samples. (bl.uk)
  • Thus, the novel permanent human chordoma cell line U-CH1 has chordoma-typical cytogenetic aberrations. (nih.gov)
  • When it occurs at the base of the skull, it is known as skull base chordoma. (rochester.edu)
  • If you have a skull base chordoma, the most common symptoms that you will experience are related to pain or changes in nerve function. (rochester.edu)
  • Methods typically used to diagnose cancer will be used to identify a skull base chordoma. (rochester.edu)
  • Chemotherapy typically doesn't work well in treating a skull base chordoma. (rochester.edu)
  • But it is best to address possible end-of-life issues as part of a skull base chordoma management plan. (rochester.edu)
  • The surgery segment is further classified into radical resections, sacral chordoma, spinal chordoma, skull base chordoma, and others. (medgadget.com)
  • The archiving of tissue collected at the time of biopsy and resection is enabling our pathologists to study chordomas on a molecular level. (massgeneral.org)
  • The standard therapy for localized primary or recurrent chordomas is surgical resection. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The primary objective of this trial is safety and feasibility of hypofractionated irradiation in patients with sacrococcygeal chordoma using protons or carbon ions in raster scan technique for primary or additive treatment after R2 resection. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The criterion prior treatment is an interaction between biological aggressiveness of the chordoma and incomplete resection due to an inadequate choice of the surgical approach, if that is the case for a particular patient. (deepdyve.com)
  • Subjects with histologically documented chordoma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The motivation for using [18F]FAZA pharmacokinetic imaging was to compare this profile with histologically confirmed cases of chordoma. (medworm.com)
  • In our series, during the follow-up, the FDG-PET was able to promptly detect an increased uptake in the case which later was histologically defined as dedifferentiated chordoma. (europeanreview.org)
  • These consequences suggest that endocrine FGF2 signaling plays a role in chordoma progression. (chordomafoundation.org)
  • Previous studies have shown that epigenetic dysfunction plays a key role in chordoma development and progression ( 7 , 8 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • however, its role in chordoma remains unclear. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • Published data have suggested a critical role for microRNA (miRNA) expression in chordoma progression. (frontiersin.org)
  • miR-155 expression in chordoma tissues was significantly elevated, and this expression correlated significantly with disease stage ( p = 0.036) and the presence of metastasis ( p = 0.035). (oncotarget.com)
  • Clival chordomas most commonly invade 2 or 3 segments of the clivus. (stanford.edu)
  • Skull base chordomas often invade the upper segment of the clivus, formed by the dorsum sella and posterior clinoids. (stanford.edu)
  • Computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can identify clival chordoma based on its midline location and destruction of the clivus. (appliedradiology.com)
  • approximately 40% of chordomas and chondrosarcomas arise in the clivus (directly below the sella turcica and pituitary gland). (pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org)
  • There are no drugs currently approved to treat chordoma, however a clinical trial conducted in Italy using the PDGFR inhibitor Imatinib demonstrated a modest response in some chordoma patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Forty patients with clival chordomas/chondrosarcomas treated with proton beams with or without x-rays were retrospectively reviewed. (oncolink.org)
  • This is a detailed report of 40 cases of clival chordomas/chondrosarcomas treated with proton beam therapy. (oncolink.org)
  • This is a detailed report of two treatment schemas for clival chordomas/chondrosarcomas, one with daily radiotherapy and one with twice daily radiotherapy. (oncolink.org)
  • 1 The authors showed, with a sample of 19 patients, that skull base chondrosarcomas could be differentiated from chordomas and from atypical chordomas by ADC values on diffusion-weighted MR imaging. (ajnr.org)
  • Chordomas have a significantly worse prognosis than chondrosarcomas, with 5-year progression-free survival estimated at 80% for chondrosarcomas but only 40% for chordomas. (ajnr.org)
  • Genomic sequencing has helped find many underlying causes for chordoma, a rare bone cancer, promising new treatment options for a cancer with a poor prognosis. (medindia.net)
  • A major obstacle in the effective treatment of chordoma is that there are no identifiable biomarkers capable of predicting prognosis. (nih.gov)
  • In conclusion, the Stat3 pathway is constitutively activated in chordomas and the level of expression may serve as a predictor for prognosis. (nih.gov)
  • Considering the dismal prognosis of chordoma, it is highly imperative to develop better treatment strategy aiming at improving patient survival. (frontiersin.org)
  • The authors used clinical factors and biomarkers reported to be associated with prognosis in clival chordoma to established a nomogram, which performed well for predicting progression-free survival and risk stratification. (thejns.org)
  • The Role of EGFR, Hepatocyte Growth Factor Receptor (c-Met), c-ErbB2 (HER2-neu) and Clinicopathological Parameters in the Pathogenesis and Prognosis of Chordoma. (semanticscholar.org)
  • We have shown miR-155 expression to independently affect prognosis in chordoma. (oncotarget.com)
  • Chordoma treatment depends on the size and its location as well as whether it has invaded nerves or other tissue. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The treatment may be used to cure the chordoma or to control it. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Still, chordoma often comes back after treatment. (webmd.com)
  • We bring a unified focus to the evaluation, treatment, and support of chordoma patients, and to research advancing understanding of the causes of and treatments for this rare cancer. (massgeneral.org)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is home to the new Stephan L. Harris Center for Chordoma Care , a comprehensive treatment and research center. (massgeneral.org)
  • This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of pediatric chordoma. (oncolink.org)
  • Our chordoma experts are also researchers in the field, using the latest technologies to discover the most effective, less invasive, and more personalized treatment options. (stanford.edu)
  • For chordomas that cannot be surgically resected, treatment options are limited. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • safety and feasibility of hypofractionated irradiation in patients with sacrococcygeal chordoma using ions (protons or carbon ions) in raster scan technique [ Time Frame: From date of treatment start until 12 months after treatment. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Outcomes from chordoma treatment have improved in recent decades. (rochester.edu)
  • The preferred surgical treatment for chordomas of the skull base is Endoscopic Endonasal Approach (EEA) developed by UPMC. (medgadget.com)
  • 6 This page contains a summary of published research exploring the role of FGFR signaling and evaluating its inhibition as a treatment for chordoma. (chordomafoundation.org)
  • Treatment of chordoma cell lines JHC7, U-CH1, and U-CH2 with this FGFR inhibitor blocked the effects of FGF2, leading to an increase in caspase 3 activity and DNA fragmentation while inhibiting cell growth. (chordomafoundation.org)
  • Surgery is usually the first treatment recommended for chordoma, and that was true for me, too. (mdanderson.org)
  • Furthermore, these data provide hope that SRS may serve as an effective treatment in patients with chordoma regardless of previous treatment history and may improve the chances of local control in the future. (mskcc.org)
  • The Chordoma Foundation actively supports research in finding a cure and better treatment options for this rare and destructive form of cancer. (greatnonprofits.org)
  • A novel target for treatment of chordoma: signal transducers and activators of transcription 3. (nih.gov)
  • The expression of Stat3 signaling cascade was inhibited in all chordoma cell lines after treatment with SD-1029. (nih.gov)
  • These data suggest the miRscore as a useful prognostic stratification tool in spinal chordoma and may represent an important step toward future personalized treatment of patients. (frontiersin.org)
  • Despite the great advance in oncology field, the current treatment of choice for chordoma is still limited. (frontiersin.org)
  • Whilst Chordomas are generally slow growing they tend to recur after treatment. (justgiving.com)
  • The primary options for treatment of sacral chordomas include invasive surgery. (fusfoundation.org)
  • Focused ultrasound treatment for sacral chordoma is not yet approved by regulatory bodies or covered by medical insurance companies. (fusfoundation.org)
  • Multimodal surgery and proton therapy thus improved the chordoma treatment. (springer.com)
  • Targeted chemotherapy is an area of great potential in cancer therapy and may be useful in the treatment of chordoma if the appropriate target can be found ( 4 , 14 - 16 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • The identification of new targets for therapy and the design of agents created to affect targets in a clinically meaningful way may serve as a viable avenue for the treatment of chordoma. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Treatment options are mainly restricted to surgical excision ( 8 , 11 , 12 ) , as chordomas have proven to be largely resistant to conventional irradiation and chemotherapy ( 8 , 12 ) . (jcancer.org)
  • Spinal oncology interests include the treatment of chordomas, spinal cord astrocytomas and ependymomas, and spinal column metastases. (duke.edu)
  • Initial treatment for a clival chordoma is with surgical removal or debulking. (pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org)
  • Their patient navigators can answer questions about chordoma and provide information on treatment and potential trials that may be available to you. (dbwcharity.org)
  • In summary, this exceptionally durable response suggests that there may be merit in evaluating combined IGF-1R/INSR and EGFR inhibition in patients with chordomas that recur following failure of local treatment. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Chemotherapy has showed not to be an effective treatment for chordoma. (uky.edu)
  • Diaz, Roberto J. "The Biological Basis for Modern Treatment of Chordoma," Journal of Neuro-oncology. (uky.edu)
  • The treatment for chordoma depends on the size and location of your tumour. (sarcoma.org.uk)
  • Surgery is the main treatment for chordoma. (keckmedicine.org)
  • however, no drugs are currently approved for the treatment of chordoma. (keckmedicine.org)
  • This type of surgery results in fewer complications when done by highly experienced, multidisciplinary surgical teams with expertise in chordomas. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Endoscopic endonasal surgery is the preferred surgical option for most skull base chordomas, however, this type of surgery has a steep learning curve and requires fellowship training and extensive experience. (stanford.edu)
  • The surgical team should also be able to perform complex transcranial ('open') skull base approaches as they are still necessary in selected cases, typically recurrent chordoma cases. (stanford.edu)
  • Surgery for skull base chordomas has a steep learning curve and requires a multidisciplinary team with advanced surgical skills and extensive experience. (stanford.edu)
  • Our team has greatly contributed to the development and refinement of endoscopic endonasal surgery for skull base chordomas, describing innovative surgical approaches and techniques that increase the safety and efficacy of chordoma surgery. (stanford.edu)
  • We developed space-making particle therapy with surgical spacer placement and treated sacral chordoma using Gore-Tex sheets as the spacer. (medworm.com)
  • Current surgical outcomes for cranial base chordomas: cohort study of 95 patients. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Clival chordomas are ideally treated with maximal safe surgical removal followed by focused radiotherapy . (pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org)
  • By incorporating cutting edge technology and instrumentation with proven surgical experience , we make chordoma surgery safer, less invasive and more effective. (pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org)
  • However, some extensive and/or laterally placed chordomas may require different skull base surgical approaches. (pacificneuroscienceinstitute.org)
  • We report here the clinical futures and surgical technic of patient who were treated in one stage for low cervical chordoma and retropharyngeal extension with good outcome. (scitechnol.com)
  • The surgical procedure of the zygomatic transpetrosal approach, which is the method for 1-stage removal of dumbbell-shaped parasellar and posterior fossa chordoma, is described. (elsevier.com)
  • Clival chordomas : A pathological , surgical , and radiotherapeutic review. (maastrichtuniversity.nl)
  • There are only a handful of centres globally who have the expertise to treat Chordoma Cancer. (justgiving.com)
  • mTOR signaling is hyperactive in sporadic sacral chordomas: in one study 10 out of 10 sacral chordomas exhibited phosphorylation of Ribosomal protein s6 and EIF4EBP1 by immunohistochemistry Partial or complete PTEN (gene) deficiency is observed in nearly all sacral chordomas In a study of 49 chordomas Akt, TSC2, and EIF4EBP1 were phosphorylated in 92%, 96% and 98% of cases, respectively. (wikipedia.org)
  • Where the beams converge, focused ultrasound produces precise ablation (thermal destruction of tissue) enabling sacral chordomas to be treated without surgery. (fusfoundation.org)
  • Focused ultrasound has been used to treat four patients with sacral chordomas in England with encouraging results. (fusfoundation.org)
  • A recently completed clinical trial treated patients in the UK for sacral chordomas. (fusfoundation.org)
  • The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of primary hypofractionated irradiation of sacrococcygeal chordoma with carbon ions or protons using the raster scan technique. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • A single case of a sacrococcygeal chordoma presented with a photopenic lesion has been reported. (harvard.edu)
  • Scintigraphic photopenia in sacrococcygeal chordoma. (harvard.edu)
  • The dedifferentiated form of chordoma is more aggressive. (rochester.edu)
  • A histological subtype of chordoma that is more aggressive and usually grows faster than conventional chordomas. (chordomafoundation.org)
  • Chordoma is a very rare and locally aggressive malignant mesenchymal neoplasm, which has been considered to arise from remnants of the embryonic notochord ( 1 , 2 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Chordomas can be locally aggressive and recur. (panafrican-med-journal.com)
  • Chordomas are rare, locally aggressive malignancies that often exhibit an insidious natural history and are difficult to eradicate. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Dedifferentiated chordomas are more aggressive, faster growing and more likely to spread to other parts of the body. (keckmedicine.org)
  • 62% of chordomas express the High Molecular Weight Melanoma Associated Antigen, also known as Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 4 (CSPG4) which has been the target of immune therapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Physician-scientists in the Sarcoma Molecular Biology laboratory are pursuing research to identify the genetic abnormalities associated with chordoma. (massgeneral.org)
  • It exhibits chordoma-like characteristics and has molecular, genetic, and morphological features typical of chordoma. (atcc.org)
  • Thirty-three eligible studies were selected for the systematic review, which indicated that imatinib and erlotinib were the most frequently used molecular targeted inhibitors (MTIs) for chordoma. (frontiersin.org)
  • This is the first documentation of genomic T targets in humans and provides a molecular insight into the pathogenesis of chordoma. (bl.uk)
  • The molecular events in chordoma pathogenesis have not been fully delineated, particularly with respect to copy number changes. (harvard.edu)
  • Finally, the commentator1 cites some recent studies in the molecular biology of chordomas that, in the words of the commentators, constitute "a growing body of evidence supporting the use of the immune [sic] parameters as powerful prognostic tool in cancers. (deepdyve.com)
  • Molecular characterization of chordoma xenografts generated from a novel primary chordoma cell source and two chordoma cell lines. (duke.edu)
  • The molecular mechanisms underlying chordoma pathogenesis are unknown. (genotypebyenvironment.org)
  • Molecular research has so far yielded significant findings on the mechanisms underlying the initiation and further progression of chordoma cells. (radiologykey.com)
  • Molecular profiling of chordoma. (maastrichtuniversity.nl)
  • Collaboration with specialists from the Center for Head and Neck Cancers , the Cranial Base Program, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary ensures expert, coordinated care for the widely varying manifestations of chordoma. (massgeneral.org)
  • Chordomas are rare cancers. (rochester.edu)
  • Knowledge of FGFRs role in other cancers and its activation in chordoma has led researchers to explore whether modulating the pathway with targeted therapies could have antitumor effects, and a group recently showed that an FGFR inhibitor could inhibit chordoma cell line growth. (chordomafoundation.org)
  • The success of the Chordoma Clinic shows the need for patients, doctors, and advocates to work together on rare cancers. (cancer.gov)
  • PI3K genes can be targeted by existing drugs, known as PI3K inhibitors, which have so far been used to treat many cancers, including breast cancer, lung cancer and lymphoma, but have not yet been considered for chordoma. (medindia.net)
  • Duplications or increases in activity (expression) of the TBXT gene have also been identified in people with chordoma who have no history of the disorder in their family. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Some people with chordoma do not have changes in the TBXT gene, and the cause of the disorder in these individuals is unknown. (medlineplus.gov)
  • While most people with chordoma have no other family members with the disease, rare occurrences of multiple cases within families have been documented. (wikipedia.org)
  • Researchers want to study people with chordoma in different ways. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Chordoma is a rare malignant neoplasm that arises from primitive notochord remnants. (scielo.br)
  • A chordoma at the base of the skull (occipital chordoma) may lead to double vision (diplopia) and headaches. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Chordomas at the base of the skull can be difficult to remove. (braintumor.org)
  • The main treatments for chordoma are surgery and radiotherapy. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Even though there have been major advancements in surgery and radiotherapy which have enabled some patients to be cured, more than half of chordoma patients ultimately experience disease progression in the form of local recurrences and metastatic disease. (cancer.ca)
  • Chordoma is resistance to traditional chemotherapy or radiotherapy ( 3 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • report a series of 17 skull base, 13 cranio-cervical, and 10 spinal chordomas, managed between 2001 and 2008 in the Department of Neurosurgery of Lariboisiere Hospital, in the Protontherapy Center of Orsay and in the Radiotherapy Department of Pitie Salpetriere Hospital in Paris. (springer.com)
  • Chordomas commonly recur following surgery and radiotherapy, and there is no effective systemic therapy. (ox.ac.uk)
  • We report an adult female patient who presented in 2003 with spinal chordoma, treated with surgery and radiotherapy. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Global Market for the Chordoma Disease is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 6.8% during 2017 to 2023. (medgadget.com)
  • Josh Sommer, a survivor of chordoma and Executive Director of the Chordoma Foundation, USA, said: "These findings represent a major step forward in understanding the underlying causes of chordoma, and provide hope that better treatments may soon be available for some patients. (medindia.net)
  • Use as a model for chordoma and for predicting the clinical performance of cancer drugs. (atcc.org)
  • Pediatric Chordomas: A Population-Based Clinical Outcome Study Involving 86 Patients from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Result (SEER) Database (1973-2011). (oncolink.org)
  • To learn more about chordoma by looking at its clinical course, how it appears on imagine scans, and how it responds to therapies and treatments. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The NCI has basic and clinical expertise and research interest in chordoma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • To characterize the natural history of chordoma, including clinical presentation and patterns of disease progression. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Collect data for basic and clinical research on chordoma affecting young people. (cancer.gov)
  • Following the discovery, the researchers suggest a clinical trial of PI3K inhibitors for this particular group of chordoma patients, who could benefit from existing treatments. (medindia.net)
  • Clinical trials, case series and case reports on chordoma MTT were identified using MEDLINE, Cochrane library and EMBASE, and systematically reviewed. (frontiersin.org)
  • For PDGFR-positive and/or EGFR-positive chordoma, clinical benefits were achieved with acceptable AEs. (frontiersin.org)
  • We determined the relative expression levels of miR-1 and Met in chordoma tissue samples and correlated those to clinical variables. (nih.gov)
  • A patient enrolled in a clinical trial (NCT02802969) with suspicion of chordoma underwent an [18F]FAZA PET/CT, a radiolabeled nitroimidazole analog of hypoxia PET imaging. (medworm.com)
  • These data support the use of afatinib in clinical trials and provide the rationale for the upcoming European phase II study on afatinib in advanced chordoma. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Chordoma is a rare slow-growing neoplasm thought to arise from cellular remnants of the notochord. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most chordomas arise spontaneously from remnants of the embryonic notochord. (atcc.org)
  • Demonstration of cytokeratins and an epithelial membrane antigen in chordomas and human fetal notochord. (medscape.com)
  • Here, we employ a zebrafish chordoma model to identify the notochord-transforming potential of implicated genes in vivo . (biologists.org)
  • In contrast, the chordoma-implicated receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) EGFR and Kdr/VEGFR2 are sufficient to transform notochord cells. (biologists.org)
  • Chordomas are rare, slow growing neoplasms derived from embryologic remnants of notochord. (cytopath.co.uk)
  • Rests of notochord outside of the intervertebral discs also occur and it is from these which chordomas are thought to develop. (cytopath.co.uk)
  • Our researchers are devising new approaches to study genomic changes in chordoma, to understand chordoma origins and progression, and to determine which altered genes might be developed into drug targets (Learn more at our Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine ). (stanford.edu)
  • Bioinformatical analysis revealed an important regulatory role for miR-574-3p/EGFR signaling in chordoma and showed that the target genes of these prognostic miRNAs were mainly enriched in transcription regulation, protein binding and cancer-related pathways. (frontiersin.org)
  • Over previous decades, an increasing number of studies have revealed potential genes associated with chordoma, indicating that gene targeted therapy may be an avenue for treating chordoma. (spandidos-publications.com)
  • We performed an ultra-deep sequencing analysis to find novel mutations in cancer associated genes in chordomas to date unseen with Sanger sequencing. (jcancer.org)
  • Our results showed mutations with a frequency above 5% in tumorsuppressor- and onco-genes, revealing new possible driver genes for chordomas. (jcancer.org)
  • In order to screen for novel hotspot mutations in chordomas we performed targeted analysis of a set of known hotspot cancer-related genes by using massive parallel sequencing (MPS), also known as next generation sequencing (NGS), for the first time. (jcancer.org)
  • Genotyping cancer-associated genes in chordoma identifies mutations in oncogenes and areas of chromosomal loss involving CDKN2A, PTEN, and SMARCB1. (genotypebyenvironment.org)
  • Sometimes chemotherapy and targeted drug therapy are used to treat a chordoma. (mayoclinic.org)
  • About 300 people a year are diagnosed with chordoma, a relentless cancer which attacks the spinal column and is resistant to chemotherapy. (celebratehiltonhead.com)
  • Since chordomas are slow growing, standard cytotoxic chemotherapy agents that kill fast-growing cells are usually ineffective. (keckmedicine.org)
  • Thus, the authors aim to derive and validate a prognostic nomogram to predict progression-free survival (PFS) of chordoma. (thejns.org)
  • She underwent further surgery for recurrent chordoma in 2008, with subsequent progression in pelvic deposits. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Circulating vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) as prognostic factor of progression-free survival in patients with advanced chordoma receivin. (esmo.org)
  • Chordoma is a rare primary malignant bone tumour that occurs with a reported incidence of 0.08 per 100,000 ( 1 , 2 ) . (jcancer.org)
  • Chordomas are malignant bone neoplasms that originate from embryonic notochordal remnants, and they affect the skull base and the spine1. (bvsalud.org)
  • Other cases of chordoma are sporadic, which means they occur in people with no history of the condition in their family. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Similar variation in IGF-1R expression and subcellular localization was noted in 15 further cases of chordoma. (ox.ac.uk)
  • As research continues into the pathogenesis of chordoma, scientists need access to chordoma cells from a diverse pool of donors to test the efficacy of potential treatments. (atcc.org)
  • Recent evidence has suggested that epigenetic mechanisms contribute to the pathogenesis of chordoma. (cancer.ca)
  • Chordomas grow slowly, gradually extending into the bone and soft tissue around them. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In rare cases these cells begin to grow and divide uncontrollably, invading the nearby bone and soft tissue and resulting in the development of a chordoma. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In a tissue microarray containing 21 chordomas Platelet-derived growth factor receptor-beta (PDGFR-b), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), KIT (CD117) and HER2 were detected in 100%, 67%, 33% and 0% of cases, respectively. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center's Center for Sarcoma and Connective Tissue Oncology provides patients with expert chordoma care. (massgeneral.org)
  • We have the largest archive in the world of chordoma tissue, which we study to uncover the mechanisms that drive chordoma and to search for a cure. (massgeneral.org)
  • 8 The typical description of a clival chordoma on CT imaging is that of a well-delineated, hyperdense soft-tissue mass showing moderate-to-marked post-contrast enhancement. (appliedradiology.com)
  • In this study, the expression of Stat3 was evaluated in chordoma tissue microarray that contains 70 chordoma samples. (nih.gov)
  • Chordomas are malignant, nonepithelial neoplasms derived from notochordal tissue. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Researchers are studying several new treatments for chordoma. (webmd.com)
  • The foundation may offer financial assistance for the purchase of some of the cell lines available in the ATCC chordoma product list to encourage development of treatments. (atcc.org)
  • This cell line was accessioned with the support of the Chordoma Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of chordoma patients by accelerating research to develop effective treatments for the chordoma disease. (atcc.org)
  • This cell line was accessioned with the support of the Chordoma Foundation, a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of chordoma patients by accelerating research to develop effective treatments for the chordoma disease. (atcc.org)
  • For them, the Natural History Study is a tool that may one day lead to new chordoma treatments. (cancer.gov)
  • Chordomas are known to be slow growing, and long-term follow-up is required to elucidate the efficacy of new treatments. (mskcc.org)
  • Since 2007, we have served thousands of chordoma patients across the world and have dramatically accelerated the search for better treatments. (greatnonprofits.org)
  • Seeking Chordoma Treatments in North Houston? (ksfortho.com)
  • KSF Orthopaedic Center offers consultations for patients seeking chordoma treatments in the North Houston area. (ksfortho.com)
  • When you need chordoma treatments in North Houston, it's important to find an experienced multidisciplinary team that knows how to communicate and works closely together so that you receive the best care possible. (ksfortho.com)
  • Scientists are conducting research in order to provide better treatments for chordoma. (uky.edu)
  • In the United States, the annual incidence of chordoma is approximately 1 in one million (300 new patients each year). (wikipedia.org)
  • The incidence in the United States is approximately one case per 1 million people per year, and only 5% of all chordomas occur in patients younger than 20 years. (oncolink.org)
  • Chordoma: incidence and survival patterns in the United States, 1973-1995. (oncolink.org)
  • The majority of chordomas arise in the sacrococcygeal region, with the peak incidence occurring between the fifth and sixth decades of life. (oncotarget.com)
  • The incidence of chordoma is 1 in 1 million people. (uky.edu)
  • In Reply: Cranial Chordoma: A New Preoperative Grading System MD, Harley Brito da Silva,;MD, Laligam N Sekhar, 2018-04-17 00:00:00 To the Editor: We appreciate the interest of Zou et al.1 The comments are directed towards our recent article in Neurosurgery titled "Cranial Chordoma: A New Preoperative Grading System. (deepdyve.com)
  • Yoshida, K & Kawase, T 2002, ' Zygomatic transpetrosal approach for dumbbell-shaped parasellar and posterior fossa chordoma ', Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery , vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 104-107. (elsevier.com)
  • This type of chordoma has about the same outlook as conventional chordomas. (rochester.edu)
  • Chordoma patients treated at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1985 to 2007 were identified using the Massachusetts General Hospital cancer registry and orthopedic oncology databases. (aacrjournals.org)
  • While chordoma seems to occur at random, there are genetic factors that contribute to risk of developing the disease. (atcc.org)
  • No real cause for chordomas is known but a genetic basis has been described for some chordomas. (mountsinai.org)
  • In a separate but related piece of work, a genetic association study was conducted to determine the genetic susceptibility determinants in patients with sporadic chordomas. (bl.uk)
  • Still, at the end of our original publication,2 we specifically addressed that future developments in the genetic knowledge of chordomas could lead to reappraisal of the classification. (deepdyve.com)
  • We recognized uncommon genetic adjustments which will have practical significance to the underlying biology and potential therapeutics for chordomas. (genotypebyenvironment.org)
  • MyPART worked with the Center for Cancer Research staff and the Chordoma Foundation to host the first childhood, teen, and young adult Chordoma Clinic at NIH on April 16th - 18th, 2019. (cancer.gov)
  • Though EGFR mutation is not present in chordoma yet EGFR expression might predict response to erlotinib (as shown in report by Dr Sameer Rastogi). (wikipedia.org)
  • Afatinib was the only EGFR inhibitor with activity across the chordoma panel. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Durable Response of Spinal Chordoma to Combined Inhibition of IGF-1R and EGFR. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Previous studies implicated receptor tyrosine kinases, including epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and type 1 insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-1R), in chordoma biology. (ox.ac.uk)
  • My son was diagnosed with cervical chordoma last year at age 13. (greatnonprofits.org)
  • Rare case of an extraosseous cervical chordoma with both intradural and extensive extraspinal involvement. (medworm.com)
  • Conclusion: This case involved an extraosseous, intradural, four-level subaxial cervical chordoma that demonstrated significant extraspinal extension into the anterior soft tissues of the neck. (medworm.com)
  • Results: We describe a case of 82-year-old man treated simultaneously by a precarotid approach for a retropharyngeal extension of cervical chordoma. (scitechnol.com)
  • Cervical chordoma in a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo) with pulmonary metastasis. (cytopath.co.uk)
  • In layman's terms, chordoma is a type of spinal cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Your cancer doctor may arrange some of the following tests to diagnose chordoma. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Our musculoskeletal pathologists specializing in cancer of the bones and soft tissues consult on chordoma cases from around the world. (massgeneral.org)
  • Chordoma is a rare type of bone cancer. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • When I was diagnosed with chordoma in my C2 vertebrae, my first reaction was 'This is a mistake, I can't have cancer. (mdanderson.org)
  • Chordoma is a rare type of primary bone cancer that is typically malignant in nature. (medgadget.com)
  • The increasing occurrence of bone cancer along with growing government initiatives for bone cancer awareness and aging population globally are the major factors expected to fuel the global chordoma disease market over the forecast period. (medgadget.com)
  • On the basis of end-user, the global chordoma disease market is segmented into hospitals, clinics, cancer care centers, and others. (medgadget.com)
  • The Americas region accounted for the largest market share of the global chordoma disease market owing to the high prevalence of bone cancer in the region and aging population, along with high favorable reimbursement policies in the region. (medgadget.com)
  • After a long journey with chordoma, he is now cancer free. (cancer.gov)
  • A new cancer gene specific to chordoma, known as LYST, and not found in any other cancer has also been found. (medindia.net)
  • The signs and symptoms occurring with this cancer arise due to the growing chordoma that puts pressure on the adjacent areas of the brain or spinal cord. (medindia.net)
  • The important thing to remember about chordoma is that if you suspect a patients has this bone cancer, you must refer the patient to a center of excellence, because even performing a biopsy can compromise the patient's survival," said J. Sybil Biermann, MD, Professor and Medical Director of the Sarcoma Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and Chair of NCCN's Bone Cancer Guideline Writing Committee. (lww.com)
  • The Chordoma Foundation, which supports research into that rare cancer… jump-start[ed] studies that otherwise would never have been done. (greatnonprofits.org)
  • With such a rare cancer and so many doctors not understanding it, the Chordoma Foundation saves lives and gives you peace that someone has your back and knows the research. (greatnonprofits.org)
  • The Chordoma Foundation has provided me with professional and peer support, helping me learn about this extremely rare form of cancer and what to expect before and after surgery. (greatnonprofits.org)
  • Recent studies revealed that expression of miRNA-1 (miR-1) is frequently downregulated in several cancer types including chordoma. (nih.gov)
  • Our sporadic chordoma cases did not show hotspot point mutations in some common cancer gene targets. (harvard.edu)
  • Chordoma is a rare, low-grade bone cancer arising from benign notochordal rests [ 1 ]. (oncotarget.com)
  • Efficacy of epidermal growth factor receptor targeting in Advanced Chordoma: Case Report and Literature Review," BMC Cancer. (uky.edu)
  • Eleven patients with pathology-proved chordoma who completed dynamic contrast-enhanced MR perfusion imaging pre- and postradiation therapy were enrolled. (ajnr.org)
  • Chordomas typically occur in adults between ages 40 and 70. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Some characteristics of chordomas: Usually occur in patients that are greater than 30 years old. (pathguy.com)
  • Dedifferentiated chordomas occur in only 5 percent of patients, can have loss of the INI-1 gene, and are more common in pediatric patients. (chordomafoundation.org)
  • Chordomas can affect individuals of all ages but typically occur in adults between ages 40 and 70. (medindia.net)
  • Chordomas are thought to develop from notochordal remnants in the axial skeleton ( 3 - 5 ) and usually occur sporadically, although in rare cases they can be familial ( 6 , 7 ) . (jcancer.org)
  • Chordomas typically occur in adults, ages 40 to 70. (keckmedicine.org)
  • The type of surgery you have and your recovery will depend on the size and location of the chordoma. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Symptoms depend on the location of the chordoma. (mountsinai.org)
  • Only about one per one million people per year are diagnosed with chordoma, which translates to about 300 people in the U.S. and 700 people throughout Europe diagnosed each year. (cancer.gov)