From the large reduction in tumor burden brought about by doxycycline, it appears more likely that the effectiveness relies on the properties of doxycycline as an inhibitor of tumor cell proliferation and less on its effect as a MMP inhibitor, because only a relative modest decrease in bone resorption was observed. Other osteolytic bone metastasis models, such as the one using orthotopic injections of 4T1 mouse mammary tumor cells (20) , will be examined in future studies to confirm our data obtained with the MDA-MB-231 cells. Our results suggest that doxycycline may be useful not only for the treatment of osteolytic but also for the treatment of osteoblastic bone metastasis. However, this remains to be determined using animal models specific for osteoblastic bone metastasis, such as the MCF-7 human breast cancer cell model (20) . The mechanism of action of doxycycline is very different from that of the bisphosphonate family of drugs that are used as therapeutic agents in clinical disorders ...
... Keagan Collins, Laura Graefe, Chris Hubley, Jaymin Modi, Bethany Porter, & Ian Roberts Sponsored by Nohe Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware Background & Significance • Dr. Anja Nohe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at UD • Interested in metastasizing breast cancer and maintaining cell viability within a femoral head • Current treatments and diagnostic capabilities for metastasized breast cancer are not very effective and research into the field stands to change the disease Project Scope • To develop a perfusion bioreactor that maintains cell viability within a femoral head with the purpose of metastasizing breast cancer cells Wants & Constraints Constraints Wants 1. Bone remains viable for at least ten days 2. Project deadline 3. Sterility of bioreactor 4. Ability to test for cell viability 5. Integrity of vasculature 1. Ease of use 2. Efficient use of resources 3. Ideal size 4. ...
Q: My friend is only 16 but he was just diagnosed with cancer in his leg bone. Is this common?A: There are many cancers that can metastasize to the bones (so these are not primary bone cancers), but there are also some primary bone cancers that arise directly from cancerous bone cells. Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary bone cancer, although overall it is a rare cancer representing only about 1 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S. There are few than 1,000 new cases of OS
Q: My friend is only 16 but he was just diagnosed with cancer in his leg bone. Is this common?A: There are many cancers that can metastasize to the bones (so these are not primary bone cancers), but there are also some primary bone cancers that arise directly from cancerous bone cells. Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary bone cancer, although overall it is a rare cancer representing only about 1 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S. There are few than 1,000 new cases of OS
Research Report on EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Metastatic Bone Tumor Treatment Market Report 2017. The Report includes market price, demand, trends, size, Share, Growth, Forecast, Analysis & Overview.
Recent studies have contributed to the enhancement of clinical and molecular knowledge on bone lymphomas, a group of rare malignancies with particular characteristics. Nevertheless, several questions remain unanswered and the level of evidence supporting some diagnostic and therapeutic decisions remains low. Currently, three different forms of bone lymphomas can be distinguished: the primary bone lymphoma, consisting of a single bone lesion with or without regional lymphadenopathies; the polyostotic lymphoma, consisting of multifocal disease exclusively involving the skeleton; and the disseminated lymphoma with secondary infiltration of the skeleton. The first two forms exhibit a good prognosis, requiring treatments similar to those commonly used for nodal lymphomas of the same category, but several issues regarding the role of surgery and local control of the disease, the sequence of treatment, radiation volumes and doses, management of pathological fractures and prevention of late sequelae deserve
Tumor-induced bone disease is common among patients with advanced solid cancers, especially those with breast, prostate, and lung malignancies. The tendency of these cancers to metastasize to bone and induce bone destruction is, in part, due to alterations in integrin expression and signaling. Substantial evidence from preclinical studies shows that increased expression of integrin αvβ3 in tumor cells promotes the metastatic and bone-invasive phenotype. Integrin αvβ3 mediates cell adhesion to several extracellular matrix proteins in the bone microenvironment which is necessary for tumor cell colonization as well as the transmission of mechanical signals for tumor progression. This review will discuss the αvβ3 integrin receptor in the context of tumor-induced bone disease. Specifically, the focus will be the role of αvβ3 in modulating cancer metastasis to bone and tumor cell response to the bone microenvironment, including downstream signaling pathways that contribute to tumor-induced osteolysis.
In this case-based interview, oncologist Dan George, MD, discusses the management of a patient who develops prostate cancer bone metastases. Radiologist Rajan Gupta, MD, and radiation oncologist Glen Gejerman, MD, share viewpoints on the use of imaging and bone-targeted therapy for this patient.
Bone metastasis is a complex process that needs to be better understood in order to help clinicians prevent and treat it. Xenografts using patient-derived material (PDX) rather than cancer cell lines are a novel approach that guarantees more clinically realistic results. A primary culture of bone metastasis derived from a 67-year-old patient with breast cancer was cultured and then injected into zebrafish (ZF) embryos to study its metastatic potential. In vivo behavior and results of gene expression analyses of the primary culture were compared with those of cancer cell lines with different metastatic potential (MCF7 and MDA-MB-231). The MCF7 cell line, which has the same hormonal receptor status as the bone metastasis primary culture, did not survive in the in vivo model. Conversely, MDA-MB-231 disseminated and colonized different parts of the ZF, including caudal hematopoietic tissues (CHT), revealing a migratory phenotype. Primary culture cells disseminated and in later stages extravasated from the
Project summary Breast cancer frequently metastasizes to be where it leads to osteolysis and poor clinical prognosis; however, the role of hydroxyapatite nanocrystals (HA, the mineral component of bone) in this process remains unclear due, in part, to the lack of appropriate culture models. The overall goal of these studies is to design a mineralized 3-D tumor model that captures the intrinsic 3-D cell-microenvironment interactions within bone- metastatic niches and nanostructural alterations of HA that may occur due to disease and aging. Specifically, we will develop porous poly (lactide-co-glycolide) (PLG) scaffolds that incorporate HA nanoparticles of defined physicochemical characteristics and assess the applicability and relevance of this 3-D tumor model to test the functional relationships between HA and osteolytic bone metastasis. This work will be accomplished in three specific aims: In Aim 1, we will develop the 3-D matrices by synthesizing monodispersed nanoparticles of HA with ...
Project summary Breast cancer frequently metastasizes to be where it leads to osteolysis and poor clinical prognosis; however, the role of hydroxyapatite nanocrystals (HA, the mineral component of bone) in this process remains unclear due, in part, to the lack of appropriate culture models. The overall goal of these studies is to design a mineralized 3-D tumor model that captures the intrinsic 3-D cell-microenvironment interactions within bone- metastatic niches and nanostructural alterations of HA that may occur due to disease and aging. Specifically, we will develop porous poly (lactide-co-glycolide) (PLG) scaffolds that incorporate HA nanoparticles of defined physicochemical characteristics and assess the applicability and relevance of this 3-D tumor model to test the functional relationships between HA and osteolytic bone metastasis. This work will be accomplished in three specific aims: In Aim 1, we will develop the 3-D matrices by synthesizing monodispersed nanoparticles of HA with ...
Primary bone cancer starts in bone or cartilage while metastatic bone cancers begin elsewhere in the body and spread to bones. Learn about how they differ.
Bone metastases are frequently one of the first signs of disseminated disease in cancer patients. Skeletal complications due to metastatic disease include (severe) bone pain, impaired mobility, spinal cord compression, pathological fractures, and hypercalcemia. Radiotherapy and surgery are the options for the specific local treatment of bone metastases. Chemotherapy, hormonotherapy and bisphosphonates are systemic weapons used in the treatment of bone metastases with or without hypercalcemia. Cancers with propensity to metastasize to bones such as breast, prostate, lung and myeloma may possess the capacity to interact with osteoclasts. Osteoclasts are specialized bone cells, which erode mineralized bone by secreting acids and lysosomal enzymes. In normal bone remodeling, osteoclastic bone resorption is coupled to and is in equilibrium with osteoblastic bone formation. The lytic bone destruction associated with malignant bone metastases develops because tumor cells synthesize and release soluble ...
Ablative treatment of metastatic bone tumors and relief of pain associated with metastatic bone tumors is achieved by heat ablation of the bone tumor or tissue near the bone tumor by an ablation probe. In one form the probe is an electrode coupled to a high frequency power supply to provide ablative heating of tissue proximate to an electrode that is placed in or near the bone tumor. Cooling of the electrode by fluid circulation from a cooling apparatus outside the patients body may be used to enlarge the region of high frequency heating around the electrode. Image guidance of the electrode placement may be monitored by an imaging device. Tracking of the electrode by an image-guided navigator helps in placement of the electrode with respect to the configuration of the bone and bone metastasis. A set of tools accommodates biopsy and various shapes of electrodes according to clinical requirements. Several forms of electrodes, energy delivery and cooling apparatus and methods accommodate the specific
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Results of the trial were presented today (Sunday) at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress [1].. Professor Peter Hoskin, consultant clinical oncologist at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood, UK, and Professor of Clinical Oncology at University College, London, and colleagues, randomised 470 patients with primary prostate cancer and painful bone metastases to receive either a single dose of radiation or a single intravenous infusion of the bisphosphonate ibandronate (IB). Patients reported their primary site of pain at entry into the trial, and then at four, eight, twelve, 26 and 52 weeks after treatment.. Those who had not responded to the first treatment at four weeks crossed over to the alternative therapy and received their second treatment no later than week eight. Pain levels were measured at four and twelve weeks by examining analgesic use, using a combination of scoring via the WHO pain ladder [2] and the Mercadante method, which defines analgesic use in morphine ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A csontáttétképzodés molekuláris alapjai és célzott terápiája. AU - Tímár, J.. PY - 2010/3/1. Y1 - 2010/3/1. N2 - Formation of bone metastasis is a hallmark of the progression of several solid cancers, providing example for the organ specificity of the process. Bone metastasis may result in both venous and arterial dissemination. Though the molecular basis of the lytic and plastic bone metastasis formation is different, in reality these organ metastases represent a mixture of the two processes. The basis of bone metastasis formation is the activation of osteoclasts and the resulting bone resorption, initiating a vicious circle by activating the initiator cancer cell. The discovery of osteoclast-bone matrix interaction inhibitor bisphosphonates revolutionized the therapy of bone metastasis. Clarifying the molecular pathways involved in bone metastasis formation identified osteoclast differentiation as another feasible target. This process is under control of the TNF ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The Characteristics of Bone Metastasis in Patients with Colorectal Cancer. T2 - A Long-Term Report from a Single Institution. AU - Baek, Se Jin. AU - Hur, Hyuk. AU - Min, Byung Soh. AU - Baik, Seung Hyuk. AU - Lee, Kang Young. AU - Kim, Namkyu. PY - 2016/4/1. Y1 - 2016/4/1. N2 - Background: Bone metastasis in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) is very rare, and data are extremely lacking. We aimed to evaluate the characteristics of bone metastasis in patients with CRC. Materials and methods: We performed a chart review of 63 patients (1.1 %) with bone metastasis among 5479 patients who underwent surgery for CRC. Results: Most patients were stage 3 (17.5 %) or 4 (73.0 %), and 32 patients (50.8 %) were diagnosed with bone metastasis at initial diagnoses of CRC. Thirty-one patients developed bone metastasis during the follow-up period with median 10.1-month interval. PET-CT was most frequently used for the diagnosis of bone metastasis (71.4 %), and the spine was the most commonly ...
The concept of PBL with multifocal involvement has been suggested in publications.1,5 However, this concept is controversial with some authors considering multifocal disease as being a disseminated disease, which excludes it from being classified as PBL. Supporting authors suggest that multifocal PBL has a predilection for bones around the knee which is uncommon in metastatic disease and therefore multifocal abnormalities in this region could be in keeping with primary multifocal osseous lymphoma.5 There are also authors who have included patients with liver and splenic involvement without nodal involvement in their studies of PBL and who have used the expression of certain tumour markers as criteria for diagnosis. This lack of uniformity makes it difficult to assess the true incidence of the disease.6. Clinically, patients may present with pain, swelling, palpable mass, weight loss and fever.1,5 Neurological problems related to the spinal cord may be the presenting symptoms in patients with ...
The metastaic cells of primary cancers, in particular cells of prostate cancer which have the potential to induce osteoblastic activity, express a number of factors that mediate bone deposition: platelet derive growth factor (PDGF), ligands of the Wnt signalling pathway, insulin-like growth factor (IGF), transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), bone morphogenic proteins (BMPs), and fibroblast growth factors (FGFs). These promote osteoblast differentiation, proliferation and formation of weak disorganized woven bone [20, 21, 25, 37]. Osteoblastic bone metastasis despite its ultimate manifestation, is preceded or accompanied by osteoclastic activity which plays an important role in preparing the local environment favourable of developing an osteoblastic lesion [21, 42].. In the bone microenvironment, BMP-6 promotes osteoblastogenesis and metastatic growth presumably through activation of the downstream target gene Id-1 and activation of MMPs [43]; and BMP-6 is associated with aggressive behaviour ...
24 yo man with right-sided lower posterior chest/rib pain for 4-6 months, increases with deep inspiration. He denies history of trauma.
Data & statistics on Bone Metastases Therapy: Bone metastases from hormone‐resistant prostate cancer., Kinetic analysis of 18F-fluoride PET images can differentiate osteoblastic and osteolytic lesions in breast cancer metastases. The authors concluded that fluoride flux and transport can be accurately and independently measured for bone metastases and normal vertebrae., Inhibitory effects on osteoblastic and osteolytic metastases of prostate cancer,
DR. K. MSK cases has some excellent information to share with technologists!! make some time to visit this site. Below is an example: Primary lymphoma of the bone accounts for approximately 3% of malignant bone neoplasms and comprises less than 5% of all extranodal non-Hodgkins lymphomas. Diagnosis of primary bone lymphoma includes initial involvement of a single…
This booklet is about primary bone cancer. It covers what it is, the causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatments and clinical trials.
Primary malignant bone tumours, osteosarcomas, and Ewing sarcomas are rare diseases which occur mainly in adolescents and young adults. With the current therapies, some patients remain very difficult to treat, such as tumour with poor histological response to preoperative CT (or large initial tumour volume for Ewing sarcomas not operated), patients with multiple metastases at or those who relapsed. In order to develop new therapies against these rare tumours, we need to unveil the key driving factors and molecular abnormalities behind the malignant characteristics and to broaden our understanding of the phenomena sustaining the metastatic phenotype and treatment resistance in these tumours. In this paper, starting with the biology of these tumours, we will discuss potential therapeutic targets aimed at increasing local tumour control, limiting metastatic spread, and finally improving patient survival.
Bone metastasis, or the development of secondary tumors within the bone of cancer patients, is a debilitating and incurable disease. Despite its morbidity, the biology of bone metastasis represents one of the most complex and intriguing of all oncogenic processes. This complexity derives from the intricately organized bone microenvironment in which the various stages of hematopoiesis, osteogenesis, and osteolysis are jointly regulated but spatially restricted. Disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) from various common malignancies such as breast, prostate, lung, and kidney cancers or myeloma are uniquely primed to subvert these endogenous bone stromal elements to grow into pathological osteolytic or osteoblastic lesions ...
Introduction: Osteoblastic skeletal metastases are common in prostate cancer and lead to significant morbidity. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) induce ectopic bone formation in vivo. We have reported that mRNA for BMPs is expressed in primary prostate cancer, with differential expression favouring BMP-6 as a potential marker and possible mediator of skeletal metastases. We have also shown that mRNA for BMP-6 is exclusively expressed in epithelial malignant cells of the prostate, predominantly in primary tumours with established metastatic secondaries. The aim of this study was to investigate BMP-6 expression in skeletal metastases from prostatic adenocarcinoma, as well as in other common human malignancies, by in situ hybridization (ISH). Patients and methods: Twenty patients with skeletal metastases from different primary cancers were investigated, including prostate (three), lung (eight), kidney (two), breast (five), colon (one) and uterus (one). Metastatic tissue was formalin-fixed, paraffin
Metastatic bone disease arises from the spread of certain cancers to the skeletal system. The sarcoma care team assesses impending fracture and coordinates care.
Background The skeleton is the most common site of prostate cancer metastasis, which often results in osteoblastic lesions. type I receptor kinase or a pan TGF binding protein (BGERII) also decreased bone tumor growth and osteoblastic bone formation after seven weeks of treatment. Conclusions Our results for the first time indicate that blockade of TGF signaling in the PacMetUT1 model significantly inhibits osteoblastic bone formation and tumor incidence. Thus, TGF signaling pathway may be a viable target for the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer-induced bone metastasis. [10]. The expression of PTHrP in prostate cancer cells can also be induced by TGF, resulting in PTHrP-induced bone resorption [10, 11]. Contrary to this, TGF1 has also been shown to enhance the expression of osteoprotegerin (OPG), which inhibits osteoclasts, thereby regulating bone turnover [12, 13]. Thus, the UK-383367 UK-383367 part of TGF signaling in prostate malignancy caused bone tissue metastasis appears ill ...
The purpose of this module is to give the reader an overview of metastatic bone disease (MBD). Cancer that arises in an organ such as the lungs, breast,...
Pharmatest Services Ltd has developed in collaboration with Taconic Biosciences a novel humanized mouse model of tumor growth in bone that can be used for testing immunotherapies. Testing compound efficacy in bone microenvironment should decrease substantially the very high number of cancer drugs currently failing in clinical trials due to poor efficacy.. Pharmatest Services Ltd (Pharmatest) is a contract research organization that offers preclinical efficacy services for the pharmaceutical industry in the fields of oncology and skeletal diseases. In oncology Pharmatest has special expertise in models of bone metastasis. Taconic Biosciences is a fully-licensed, global leader in genetically engineered rodent models and services.. Bone metastases are common and increase mortality in many cancers such as breast, prostate and lung cancers, and multiple myeloma. Bone microenvironment changes tumor properties and induces drug resistance. Thus, showing compound efficacy in the commonly used ...
Pregnancy complicated by Non Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is rare, about 100 cases have been reported. We will describe the case of a multifocal bone lymphoma revealed by a left hyperalgetic and deficient cruralgia in a female in the second trimester of pregnancy.
The skeleton is the most common site of prostate cancer bone metastasis, and at present, there are no curable treatments for these patients. To further understand what stimulates tumor cell growth in the bone microenvironment and to find suitable therapies, reliable model systems are needed. For this purpose, we have developed an in vitro co-culture system that can be used to study interactions between tumor cells and murine calvarial bones. To validate the model, we measured the release of collagen fragments and monitored changes in expression levels of genes normally expressed during active bone remodeling.. One of the major reasons why prostate cancer cells colonize bone is the abundance of tumor-stimulating factors, such as insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), present in this milieu. We found that the IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R) was one of the most highly activated receptor tyrosine kinases in tumor cell lines stimulated with bone conditioned media. Since IGF-1 is known to be a strong survival ...
Bone sarcomas are primary bone tumors, which means that they start in the bones. They are usually found in children. Osteosarcoma, the most common type of primary bone cancer, usually occurs in the thigh, upper arm or shin.
Patient education on primary and secondary bone cancer, including bone cancer overview, types of bone cancer, and incidence and prevalence of bone cancer. Physician developed information for health care consumers.
Bone metastasis is a common event in advanced cancers such as prostate, breast, lung, and renal cancers. Radiation therapy has been widely used for bone metastasis. However, it remains a challenging therapy because no radiation therapeutic guidelines, including radiation dose, radiation field, and fractionation, for patients with bone metastasis have been established. Many randomized controlled trials for bone metastasis have been carried out. They showed no significant difference in pain relief with a short course of radiation therapy such as 8 Gy/1 Fr and 20 Gy/5 Fr or with a long course of radiation therapy such as 30 Gy/10 Fr, 37.5 Gy/15 Fr, and 40 Gy/20 Fr. Toxicity rates with short and long courses were also the same. Recurrence rate at 2 years, however, was significantly higher in patients irradiated with a short course than in patients irradiated with a long course. Those trials also showed that response rate is affected by patients age, performance state, tumor type, pathological state, number
The five-year survival rate for primary bone cancers is ~ 70% while almost all cases of secondary metastatic bone cancer are terminal. Hypoxia, the deficiency of oxygen which occurs as the rate of tumour growth exceeds the supply of vascularisation, is a key promoter of tumour progression. Hypoxia-driven effects in the primary tumour are wide ranging including changes in gene expression, dysregulation of signalling pathways, resistance to chemotherapy, neovascularisation, increased tumour cell proliferation and migration. Pagets seed and soil theory states that for a metastasising tumour cell the seed it requires the correct microenvironment soil to colonise. Why and how metastasising tumour cells colonise the bone is a complex and intriguing problem. However, once present tumour cells are able to disrupt bone homeostasis through increasing osteoclast activity and downregulating osteoblast function. Osteoclast resorption releases growth factors from the bone matrix that subsequently contribute to
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The main result of the study were (a) the demonstration of the presence of αCTX epitopes in bone tissue being in the close proximity of metastatic invasion and related osteolytic activity and (b) a significant association between urinary levels of ααCTX and the extent of skeletal invasion (i.e., number of metastases) in breast cancer patients. The findings provide insights into why collagenous biomarkers, and in particular, ααCTX is a valid marker for the detection of osteolytic metastases in breast cancer patients.. Breast carcinoma frequently metastasizes to specific organs, including lymph nodes, lung, and bone. The vast majority of bone metastases in breast cancer patients is osteolytic lesions (7), although mixed and osteoblastic metastases have also been observed (8, 9). The mechanisms of intercellular communication between bone and cancer cells have been recently proposed by Clines and Guise (10). Cytokines/hormones (interleukin-1, interleukin-6, and tumor necrosis factor-α) and ...
Updates for oncologists on bone metastases and skeletal-related events from breast cancer and prostate cancer, including treatment with RANKL inhibitor and more.
Laminin binding integrin receptors are key mediators of epithelial cell migration and tumor metastasis. Recent studies have demonstrated a role for the alpha 6 integrin (ITGA6/CD49f) in maintaining stem cell compartments within normal bone marrow and in residency of tumors metastatic to bone. In this study, we tested a function-blocking antibody specific for ITGA6, called J8H, to determine if pre-existing cancer lesions in bone could be slowed and/or animal survival improved. Human prostate tumors were established by intracardiac injection into male severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice and treatment with J8H antibody was initiated after one week. Tumor progression was monitored by micro computed tomography (CT) imaging of skeletal lesions. Animals that received weekly injections of the anti-ITGA6 antibody showed radiographic progression in only 40% of osseous tumors (femur or tibia), compared to control animals, where 80% of the lesions (femur or tibia) showed progression at 5 weeks. ...
Bone cancer can originate either in the bone or when another cancer spreads to the bone. Most common types of bone cancer are osteosarcoma, Ewings sarcoma, and chondrosarcoma. Depending upon the stage of bone cancer, doctor may recommend various tre
Bone metastasis is not typically a positive diagnosis. A 2013 article in the Yonsei Medical Journal stated the survival estimate for breast cancer patients with bone-only metastasis after 10 years at...
Primary bone cancer occurs when the cancer originates in your bones, which is very rare. Secondary bone cancer refers to cancer that has spread to the bone from another part of the body.
Bone is the most common site of neoplastic metastasis and Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC) frequently metastasizes at the bone level, frequently ..
Cancer occurs when cells in the body, in this case bone cells, divide without control or order. Normally, cells divide in a regulated method. If cells keep dividing uncontrollably when new cells are not needed, a mass of tissue forms. This is called a growth or tumor. The term cancer refers to malignant tumors, which can invade nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor does not invade or spread.. The cause of primary bone cancer is unknown. Genetics play a major role in most cases. Conditions that cause increased bone breakdown and regrowth over an extended period increase the risk of tumor development. This explains why osteosarcoma in children is most common during the adolescent growth spurt. ...
Skeletal metastases are a common manifestation of distant relapse from many types of solid cancers, especially those arising in the lung, breast, and prostate. Bone involvement can also be extensive in patients with multiple myeloma, and bone may be
Osteosarcoma, or bone cancer, is an uncommonly diagnosed cancer, making up roughly 1 percent of all cancers in American each year. Most cases of bone cancer are tumors spread from a nearby organ, or metastasized. Doctor use treatments, such as chemotherapy, surgery and radiation to treat bone cancer. But you can ...
Wife aged 76, Bone Cancer stage 4, cancer in spine,sternum,rib shoulder and maybe more. We.from breast cancer ten years.prior. Estimate time of survival please. First round of treatments, instance failed, radiation second time around. New chemicals.coming, the doctor says chemo. Possible length of survival I am wonder
It is true that in patients under 30 years a well-defined border means that we are dealing with a benign lesion, but in patients over 40 years metastases and multiple myeloma have to be included in the differential diagnosis. ...
It is true that in patients under 30 years a well-defined border means that we are dealing with a benign lesion, but in patients over 40 years metastases and multiple myeloma have to be included in the differential diagnosis. ...
It is true that in patients under 30 years a well-defined border means that we are dealing with a benign lesion, but in patients over 40 years metastases and multiple myeloma have to be included in the differential diagnosis. ...
This review will examine agents with potential activity in the palliation and treatment of skeletal metastases of prostate cancer, and will weigh the clinical-outcomes evidence for and against their broad use. 1
While the exact cause of bone cancer is unknown, several factors may increase a persons risk of bone cancer. Learn more at EverydayHealth.com.
QUADRAMET® is an injectable radiopharmaceutical used for pain relief in cancer patients suffering from osteoblastic metastatic bone lesions. Read more.
In memory of Deb, Dee, Marcie and Melanie.....Our group is dedicated to dogs with osteosarcoma & other bone cancers and to their guardians who fight bravely. It is a place for support, comfort, guidance, learning, hope and encouragement. It was inspired by Rowdy Roddy Piper, a Rottweiler who lost his fight to bone cancer on September 2, 2004. Our Homepage Hero is Emilys angel Newton: He is my lucky boy and he will forever have a very special place in my heart. We honor the heroic angels who went on ahead since October 2013, and the many who went before them: Dea-Chuck-Mack-Denly-Amber-Merle-Lea-Quimby-Storm-Zoey-Roxie-Sage-Murphy-Joker-Jackie-Murphy-Sandra Leigh-Gabby-Shea-Miles-Jack-Lily-Murphy-Tally-Polar-Bentley-Sam-Dante-Casper-Bosco-Kenna-Chester- Sassee Bonz-Paco-Luvee-Jasper-Toby-Jake-Slider-Greta-Rochester-Chase-Ruckus-Kandi-Gabby-Pat-Shayla-Maya-Charley-Toby-Cloudy-Toby-Paco-Tyson Zoe-Wrinkles-Bailey-Enzo-Calyx-Stella-Dierks-Reilly-Lola-Fernando-Beau Beau-Lucy-Carl-Pogo-Gretchen-Maya-Izzy
Quadramet [Sm-153] is a radioactive material approved for use in the treatment of widespread bony metastases from cancer. It is given as an outpatient as an intravenous injection.
The outlook for bone cancer depends on factors such as your age, the type of bone cancer you have, how far the cancer has spread (the stage), and how likely it is to spread further (the grade). Generally, bone cancer is much easier to cure in otherwise healthy people whose cancer hasnt spread.. Overall, around 6 in every 10 people with bone cancer will live for at least 5 years from the time of their diagnosis, and many of these may be cured completely.. For more detailed statistics broken down by the different types of bone cancer, see the page on statistics and outlook for bone cancer on the Cancer Research UK website.. ...
To diagnose secondary bone cancer, the doctors first chart a course of curative action, take scans and come to a conclusion based on the results. Read more about the procedure of diagnosis.
Care guide for Bone Metastasis (Discharge Care). Includes: possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment options and means of care and support.
One treatment for Stage 4 bone cancer is chemotherapy. Cancer Treatment Centers of America describes chemotherapy as the use of anticancer drugs to slow or stop rapidly dividing cancer cells....
If you are facing bone cancer, we can help you learn about the treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you in your cancer journey.
Bone cancer has few symptoms. When my sister received her diagnosis, I learned a lot about the symptoms, treatments, and how to help a loved one cope with this condition.
Reduction of Risk Factors. While the genetic factor is a threat that is waiting to be triggered to develop Bone Cancer, the best owners can do to lessen the chance of its stimulation is to avoid carcinogens from entering the dogs body. The less amount of carcinogens there are in the body, the less chances of […]. ...
Whether you (or a loved one) are worried about developing bone cancer, have just been diagnosed, are going through treatment, or are trying to stay well after treatment, this detailed guide can help you find the answers you need.
What would be the point of running a test? If a dog shows clinical signs of lymphoma, you could pay the $120 for this blood test, or you could simply send in an aspirate of a swollen lymphnode. Not to mention the fact if a dog is showing clinical signs and you know its lymphoma all this test does is tell you that the dog definitely has some kind of cancer. I mean... weve had one bone cancer patient that looked like bone cancer at first, sent the rads in to a specialist the specialist said the dog had osteoporosis, treated with pain meds, rechecked in 3mos when the dog was getting worse and it was definitely bone cancer. So Im not really sure how I feel about this because I feel like theres already enough ways to diagnose cancer. I guess if your specialist is unsure about a lump or something you could run it, but again it doesnt tell you where the cancer is or what it is so you couldnt necessarily make a diagnoses off of the results because it just tells you the dog has it somewhere in the ...
What would be the point of running a test? If a dog shows clinical signs of lymphoma, you could pay the $120 for this blood test, or you could simply send in an aspirate of a swollen lymphnode. Not to mention the fact if a dog is showing clinical signs and you know its lymphoma all this test does is tell you that the dog definitely has some kind of cancer. I mean... weve had one bone cancer patient that looked like bone cancer at first, sent the rads in to a specialist the specialist said the dog had osteoporosis, treated with pain meds, rechecked in 3mos when the dog was getting worse and it was definitely bone cancer. So Im not really sure how I feel about this because I feel like theres already enough ways to diagnose cancer. I guess if your specialist is unsure about a lump or something you could run it, but again it doesnt tell you where the cancer is or what it is so you couldnt necessarily make a diagnoses off of the results because it just tells you the dog has it somewhere in the ...
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Background: Bone metastasis is a common complication of certain types of cancer, and unfortunately, it is still incurable to date. Immune system is a major defe
BackgroundOsteosarcoma is the most common pediatric malignant bone tumor, frequently surgically managed with limb salvage rather than amputation. Local recurrences are seen in up to 9% of osteosarcoma patients, with CT and MRI imaging often limited by metal artifacts.ObjectiveTo describe the [F-18]2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT appearance of local osteosarcoma recurrences with correlation to findings on other imaging modalities.Materials and methodsA retrospective review of pediatric osteosarcoma patients imaged with FDG PET/CT was performed in patients with pathologically proven local recurrences. FDG PET/CT findings were reviewed and correlated with available comparison imaging studies.ResultsTen local osteosarcoma recurrences in eight pediatric osteosarcoma patients were imaged with FDG PET/CT. All eight patients had a local recurrence after limb salvage; two patients had a second local recurrence after amputation. All local recurrences were seen with FDG PET/CT, demonstrating solid (n=5) or
We will conduct a prospective trial to verify the validity of indices utilizing TGF-b1, NF-kB, PET/CT, and MRS for predicting response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in osteosarcoma patients. We assume that changes in plasma TGF-b1 levels, PET/CT and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) findings during the period of neoadjuvant chemotherapy as well as the initial nuclear NF-kB expression status of tumor biopsy specimen either alone or in combination may predict a chemotherapeutic response determined by histopathologic necrosis fractions of tumors removed. To test this, we will obtain TGF-b1 levels, PET/CT and MRS findings at diagnosis and at follow-up (after first and second/third chemotherapy cycle). Tumor will then be removed. Chemotherapy regimen comprised of various combination of cisplatin, adriamycin, and high-dose methotrexate, ifosfamide, and etoposide. Indices derived from TGF-b1, PET/CT, MRS predicting greater than 90% necrosis fractions will be sought utilizing statistical methods ...
Osteosarcomas are the most common primary malignant bone tumor that occurs in children and adolescents, and they frequently occur around the knee. In the past, amputation or joint disarticulation was the standard of care. Currently, more than 90% of osteosarcoma resections are limb-sparing procedures because of advancements in chemotherapeutic regimens and three-dimensional imaging studies, including CT and MRI. In addition, joint-sparing surgery is possible in select patients. To preserve the joint structure for good limb function in patients with osteosarcoma, we have been performing epiphyseal or metaphyseal osteotomy and biologic reconstruction via frozen autograft treated with liquid nitrogen. Several advantages are expected with the use of the freezing technique. This strategy involves simple surgical technique without specialized devices. A perfect fit is achieved because the managed bone is the patients own and bone strength is maintained postoperatively. Satisfactory bone union and
The use of multiagent, intensive chemotherapy has proved to be a major development in osteosarcoma treatment. It has dramatically changed osteosarcoma from a malignancy with a modest survival rate to one in which at least two thirds of patients could be cured [25, 26]. Cisplatin is one of the most common first-line chemotherapy drugs for osteosarcoma because of its DNA cross-linking activity [27]. However, not all osteosarcoma patients are sensitive to cisplatin treatment [28]. Therefore, correctly distinguishing patient response to cisplatin treatment would allow sensitive patients to benefit from chemotherapy and avoid non-responsive patients suffering from unnecessary side effects.. In our study, we for the first time identified that the expression of Notch1 and HES1 in osteosarcoma specimens were positively correlated with cisplatin sensitivity in osteosarcoma patients. In vitro study confirmed this finding that osteosarcoma cell line Saos-2 with higher Notch1 expression was more sensitive ...
Osteosarcoma, a primary bone cancer. The osteosarcoma is one of the primary cancers of the bone, that is to say developed from bone cells, cartilage or fibrous tissue, as opposed to secondary cancers of the bone metastases that are of cancer in another organ. The osteosarcoma is primary bone cancer the most common, before the chondrosarcoma, Ewings sarcoma and multiple myeloma . Of unknown cause, osteosarcoma usually occurs in children and young adults, between 10 and 25 years. The bones are usually affected long bones near the knee or shoulder: tibia, femur and humerus. We traditionally distinguish two forms of osteosarcoma: one attacks the central part of the bone (medullary bone), the other in the peripheral zone of the bone, destroying the periosteum, the membrane that surrounds the bone and is responsible for its growth in thickness. You should also remember that osteosarcoma can spread through the bloodstream and invade the lungs causing pulmonary metastases.. The first signs of ...
Eight patients presented without any evidence of metastatic disease; 4 of them had advanced local disease, including large tumour mass with soft-tissue compromise, neurovascular encasement and pathological fracture. Limb salvage was performed in 2/8 patients who presented without metastatic disease, both of whom had a proximal tibial tumour, and underwent wide resection and megaprosthesis total knee replacement.. Three of the patients were older than expected for primary osteosarcoma, aged 40, 51 and 53 years, respectively. Two of these patients were HIV-1 infected; further research is being conducted to determine the causality, if any, between osteosarcoma and HIV-1 infection.. Discussion. Osteosarcoma is a primary malignant bone tumour that is characterised by the proliferation of malignant mesenchymal cells capable of the direct production of osteoid.3,4,6,9 The World Health Organizations histological classification further divides osteosarcoma into medullary and surface tumours, which are ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Enhanced T-cell immunity to osteosarcoma through antibody blockade of PD-1/PD-L1 interactions. AU - Lussier, Danielle M.. AU - ONeill, Lauren. AU - Nieves, Lizbeth M.. AU - McAfee, Megan S.. AU - Holechek, Susan A.. AU - Collins, Andrea W.. AU - Dickman, Paul. AU - Jacobsen, Jeffrey. AU - Hingorani, Pooja. AU - Blattman, Joseph. PY - 2015/3/27. Y1 - 2015/3/27. N2 - Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer in children and adolescents. Although 70% of patients with localized disease are cured with chemotherapy and surgical resection, patients with metastatic osteosarcoma are typically refractory to treatment. Numerous lines of evidence suggest that cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) limit the development of metastatic osteosarcoma. We have investigated the role of PD-1, an inhibitory TNFR family protein expressed on CTLs, in limiting the efficacy of immune-mediated control of metastatic osteosarcoma. We show that human metastatic, but not primary, osteosarcoma tumors express a ...
The reciprocal interaction between cancer cells and the tissue-specific stroma is critical for primary and metastatic tumor growth progression. Prostate cancer cells colonize preferentially bone (osteotropism), where they alter the physiological balance between osteoblast-mediated bone formation and osteoclast-mediated bone resorption, and elicit prevalently an osteoblastic response (osteoinduction). The molecular cues provided by osteoblasts for the survival and growth of bone metastatic prostate cancer cells are largely unknown. We exploited the sufficient divergence between human and mouse RNA sequences together with redefinition of highly species-specific gene arrays by computer-aided and experimental exclusion of cross-hybridizing oligonucleotide probes. This strategy allowed the dissection of the stroma (mouse) from the cancer cell (human) transcriptome in bone metastasis xenograft models of human osteoinductive prostate cancer cells (VCaP and C4-2B). As a result, we generated the osteoblastic
Deregulation of microRNA (miRNA) transcript levels has been observed in many types of tumors including osteosarcoma. Molecular pathways regulated by differentially expressed miRNAs may contribute to the heterogeneous tumor behaviors observed in naturally occurring cancers. Thus, tumor-associated miRNA expression may provide informative biomarkers for disease outcome and metastatic potential in osteosarcoma patients. We showed previously that clusters of miRNAs at the 14q32 locus are downregulated in human osteosarcoma. Human and canine osteosarcoma patients samples with clinical follow-up data were used in this study. We used bioinformatics and comparative genomics approaches to identify miRNA based prognostic biomarkers in osteosarcoma. Kaplan-Meier survival curves and Whitney Mann U tests were conducted for validating the statistical significance. Here we show that an inverse correlation exists between aggressive tumor behavior (increased metastatic potential and accelerated time to death) and the
Web-based questionnaires have become popular, however, access to the Internet can be biased regarding age, gender, and education, among other factors. Therefore, it is unknown whether this is a reason
Ewings sarcoma: a primary bone cancer. Ewing sarcoma is one of the primary tumors of bone, that is to say that cancer cells originate from bone, and that are not met static cancer located elsewhere in another organ. Ewing sarcoma is unique in touch more often men than women. It also develops mainly in children between 10 and 15 years , more rarely in young adults up to age 25. Cancer cells usually reach the long bones like the femur and tibia. Thus Ewing sarcoma most often for the arms and legs, even though this cancer can affect any bone.. Bone cancer: what are the symptoms of Ewings sarcoma?. The symptoms are typically those of bone cancer: bone cancer is painful and swollen. Moreover, it is fragile and may break at the slightest shock. When the tumors grew, they can sometimes go up to affect the bone throughout its length. The diagnosis of Ewings sarcoma is based on the radiograph but also require a confirmatory biopsy. It depletes cells in the suspicious area for examination and to ...
Osteolytic bone metastases are frequent in patients with advanced cancer of the breast, lung, and (to a lesser extent) the prostate. Roentgenography, bone scintigraphy, and bone biopsies are commonly used for the early identification and follow-up of these conditions. These methods have though marked shortcomings as they are all static methods giving a picture of the current situation in bone but not telling about rate of changes taking place in bone. Metabolic bone markers have been shown to be a useful tool for monitoring metastatic bone activity.. It has been shown that there are two different pathways of bone resorption: the cathepsin K-mediated pathway, which is active during physiological resorption of bone, and the matrix metalloproteinase pathway, which functions mainly in pathological situations. ICTP specifically reflects matrix metalloproteinase-mediated pathological degradation of bone collagen (1, 2). ICTP is thus a highly specific marker of bone degradation in bone metastasis and ...
Fibro osseous lesions area diverse group of disorders characterized by replacement of normal archi- tecture of bone by a benign connective tissue matrix that displays various amount ofmineralizationin the form of woven bone or cementum. It includes developmental, reactive and neoplastic lesions. The different type of fibro-osseous lesions express a common clinical and radiological features. Soad- equate knowledge and clinical observationare necessary for proper interpretation and appropriate diagnosis of these lesions.becausemanagement of patients with fibro-osseous lesions are case specificandindividualized.The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical, radiological and histo- pathological characteristics of fibro osseous lesions andprovide a proper management system affect- ed by this type of lesions. Materials and methods:The retrospective study was performed in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Dhaka Dental College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh from a period of January ...
Osteosarcoma is a rare neoplasm that develops in bone tissue. Our osteosarcoma patients receive efficient, coordinated treatment from a multidisciplinary team of specialists that include pediatric ...
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MeSH-minor] Aged. Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use. Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / adverse effects. Debridement. Decision Making. Device Removal. Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / drug therapy. Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / surgery. Humans. Knee Prosthesis / adverse effects. Male. Mental Competency. Mental Disorders / diagnosis. Mental Disorders / psychology. Neoplasms, Unknown Primary / diagnosis. Prosthesis-Related Infections / drug therapy. Prosthesis-Related Infections / surgery. Recurrence. Suppuration. Treatment ...
Osteosarcoma is among the most frequently occurring primary bone tumors, primarily affecting adolescents and young adults. Despite improvements in osteosarcoma treatment, more specific molecular targets are needed as potential therapeutic options. One target of interest is α-Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (α-CaMKII), a ubiquitous mediator of Ca2+-linked signaling, which has been shown to regulate tumor cell proliferation and differentiation. Here, we investigate the role of α-CaMKII in the growth and tumorigenicity of human osteosarcoma. We show that α-CaMKII is highly expressed in primary osteosarcoma tissue derived from 114 patients, and is expressed in varying levels in different human osteosarcoma (OS) cell lines [MG-63, N-methyl-N′-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG)/HOS, and 143B). To examine whether α-CaMKII regulates osteosarcoma tumorigenic properties, we genetically inhibited α-CaMKII in two osteosarcoma cell lines using two different α-CaMKII shRNAs delivered by ...
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common, non-hematopoietic, primary malignant bone tumor. OS is characterized by its aggressive local growth and systemic dissemination. Although combination of surgical operation and adjuvant chemotherapy greatly improved the prognosis, more than 20% of patients still cannot get long-term survival. Therefore, novel therapeutic approaches should be expected to be developed. Previously, we developed an OS mouse model by overexpressing c-MYC in bone marrow stromal cells derived from Ink4a/Arf knockout mice. We isolated highly tumorigenic cells (designated AXT cells) from tumors after serial transplantation. Inoculation of AXT cells into syngeneic C57BL/6 mice results in the development of lethal OS with metastatic lesions including lung, which pathologically and clinically mimics human osteoblastic osteosarcoma. To obtain the novel therapeutic agents for OS, we performed drug screening using existing drug collections and found that statins strongly suppressed AXT cell ...
In this study, we showed that TGF-β signaling in prostatic fibroblasts contributed to subsequent prostate cancer bone metastasis through paracrine interactions. Conditioned medium prepared from koPFs promoted the early development and growth of prostate cancer mixed bone lesions in the tibiae of mice. This effect was, in part, mediated by elevated expression of cytokines CXCL16 and CXCL1 present in the koPFCM, which stimulated prostate cancer cell adhesion to the bone matrix and induced proliferation at an early stage.. It is well established that stromal TGF-β signaling is important for prostate tissue development as well as prostate cancer initiation and progression (9, 26-29). TGF-β is abundant in the bone matrix, and that the release of TGF-β from the matrix is a critical component for the "vicious cycle" of osteoclastic bone metastasis (12). Inhibition of TGF-β with small-molecule inhibitors or neutralizing antibodies has previously been shown to decrease osteolytic bone lesion ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - CXCR4 and VEGF expression in the primary site and the metastatic site of human osteosarcoma. T2 - Analysis within a group of patients, all of whom developed lung metastasis. AU - Oda, Yoshinao. AU - Yamamoto, Hidetaka. AU - Tamiya, Sadafumi. AU - Matsuda, Shuichi. AU - Tanaka, Kazuhiro. AU - Yokoyama, Ryohei. AU - Iwamoto, Yukihide. AU - Tsuneyoshi, Masazumi. PY - 2006/5/1. Y1 - 2006/5/1. N2 - The chemokine, CXCL12, and its receptor, CXCR4, have recently been shown to play an important role in metastasis of several kinds of carcinoma. It has also been demonstrated that VEGF regulates both the expression of CXCR4 and invasiveness in breast cancer cell lines. We compared the immunohistochemical expression of CXCR4 and VEGF between the primary site and a concordant pulmonary metastatic site in 30 osteosarcoma patients, all of which had undergone thoracotomy. Microvessel density (MVD) as shown by immunostaining of CD34 and proliferative activity with MIB-1 monoclonal antibody was ...
18 Apr 2017. When cancer metastases, bone unwittingly offers a friendly place for tumour cell growth--only to have its hospitality betrayed by pathologic fractures, spinal cord compression, the need for bone surgery or irradiation, and an increased risk of death.. In the largest-known study on bone metastases in thyroid cancer, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that patients with follicular and medullary thyroid cancer had the highest rate of cancer-related bone lesions and fractures and an increased risk of death.. We know that metastases are bad.. But patients in our study who had bone metastases had a worse survival rate compared to patients who had metastases at other distant sites, says Megan Haymart, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at Michigan Medicine and one of the researchers on the study.. This suggests that bone metastases are a uniquely poor prognostic indicator.. However, patients with localised or regional thyroid cancer---without ...
AICAR induces mitochondrial apoptosis in human osteosarcoma cells through an AMPK-dependent pathwayAICAR induces mitochondrial apoptosis in human osteosarcoma cells through an AMPK-dependent pathway ...
Osteogenic sarcoma (also called osteosarcoma) is the most common tumor of bone. Approximately 1,000 cases of osteogenic sarcoma are seen in the United States each year. A second peak of incidence of osteosarcoma occurs in the eighth decade of life, typically associated with Paget bone disease. Osteosarcoma typically affects adolescents and generally occurs in bones around the knee joint, though any bone of the body can be affected. Treatment typically involves chemotherapy and surgery to try to achieve the best cure rate. Standard drugs include doxorubicin and cisplatin in adults and the same two drugs with high-dose methotrexate in children, adolescents, or young adults.. Recurrences typically occur in the lungs. Surgical removal of lung metastases from a primary osteosarcoma is a standard of care when there is a small number of lung nodules that can be removed safely, and can be associated with a 30-35% cure rate. Osteosarcomas occur commonly in familial syndromes associated with sarcoma, such ...
The present study demonstrates that a high level of YY1 protein expression increases the risk of metastasis (4.69-fold) and poor survival (8.35-fold) in osteosarcoma patients independently of covariates such as age, gender, histotype, and chemonecrosis. We report that the highest range of YY1 expression is a statistically significant prognostic factor setting the 5-year survival rate to 34% in patients with osteosarcoma. These results are in line with literature data and with the tumor necrosis rate which is currently the strongest clinical prognostic factor after chemotherapy [2, 23, 24].. Overall, the molecular complexity of osteosarcoma makes the known prognostic markers of limited utility [12, 25]. A multiple panel of biomarkers in addition to clinical parameters would be useful for predicting prognosis [25]. In this setting, YY1 is the first osteosarcoma marker whose overexpression has been correlated with low metastasis-free and poor overall survival in a higher frequency of cases (61% in ...
Abstract The most common skeletal complication of breast cancer is osteolytic bone metastasis. Bone metastases are present in 80\% of patients with advanced disease and cause signi..
Alkaline Phosphatase, serum Bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BAP.) When alkaline phosphatase is measured, it is actually the sum of the bone-specific and liver-specific components (isoenzymes.) BAP can indicate excess osteoblastic cell activity which may indicate bone metastases. Metra Systems, Inc., says that Bone Alkaline Phosphatase is an osteoblast membrane-bound molecule which is involved in bone formation. Levels of this enzyme are thought to be indicative of the activity of osteoblasts. Another description of AlkPhos is that it is an enzyme that is found on the surface of osteoblasts(the cells that build bone) and as such is used as a serum marker of increased osteoblast activity. Since bone is being added at prostate cancer bone metastases, an increased alkaline phosphatase can mean increased bone met formation. A recent paper by MR Smith et al in Urology discussed BAP and NTx in their role as predictors of skeletal complications in HRPC patients (MR Smith, et al, Urology 70: 315-319, ...
Primary osteogenic sarcoma of the breast is a rare clinical entity with few cases described in the literature. Unfortunately, the prognosis for these patients is poor when compared to invasive carcinomas of the breast. We report a case of a 58-year-old female who developed a primary osteogenic sarcoma of the breast five years after being treated for invasive carcinoma of the ipsilateral breast without the use of radiotherapy.
The other category of sarcoma is bone cancer. It is very rare, with approximately 3,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year. The incidence is slightly higher in males than females. No race has a higher incidence than another, although Ewings sarcoma is particularly rare among African and American blacks. Due to the rarity and severity of bone cancer, a bone cancer specialist such as an orthopaedic oncologist should be consulted in the treatment of this disease. Visit the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society to find a sarcoma surgeon.. Bones consist of three types of tissue: compact tissue, the hard outer portion of the bone; cancellous tissue, the spongy tissue inside the bone containing the bone marrow; and subchondral tissue, the smooth bone tissue of the joints. Cartilage surrounds the subchondral tissue to form a cushion around the joints.. Bone tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Benign bone tumors are rarely life threatening, and do not spread within the ...
Background: 15,16-dihydrotanshinone I (DHTI), a lipophilic tanshinone extracted from Danshen root (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge), has been reported to function as an antitumor agent. However, its activity on osteosarcoma (OS), the most common primary malignant bone tumor, is unclear.. Objective: This study aimed to determine the effects of DHTI treatment on proliferation, apoptosis and migration of human OS cell line 143B and investigate the possible underlying molecular mechanisms.. Method: Human cell line 143B was used as a model for investigation of the inhibitory effects of DHTI on osteosarcoma. Cell proliferation was evaluated by MTT assays, while cell cycle progression, apoptosis and cell migration were analyzed by flow cytometer, caspase activity assays and scratch migration assays. qRT-PCR and western blot were carried out to detect the expression levels of representative genes and proteins during physiological processes examined above.. Results: DHTI treatment inhibited the proliferation ...
Trisacryl gelatin microspheres versus polyvinyl alcohol particles in the preoperative embolization of bone neoplasms. - Antonio Basile, Thomas Rand, Fritz Lomoschitz, Cyril Toma, Tommaso Lupattelli, Joachim Kettenbach, Johannes Lammer
The goals of this study were to 1) demonstrate that the MTA rat mammary adenocarcinoma cell line is nonresponsive to treatment with the bisphosphonate risedronate and 2) compare the in vitro cellular responses of the MTA (nonresponder) and a related rat mammary adenocarcinoma cell line, MTB-01 (responder) to risedronate in order to identify factors responsible for the MTA cell lines response to bisphosphonate treatment.,To establish the MTA cell line as nonresponsive to risedronate treatment, Berlin- Druckery rats received an intracardiac injection of 105 MTA cells. Risedronate was administered daily to test animals beginning on the day of tumor cell inoculation. Control animals received MTA cells and daily saline injections. Animals were euthanized on day 14 and metastatic bone lesions were enumerated and area measurements were taken microscopically from femurs and vertebrae. There was no statistically significant difference in the size or number of metastatic foci in treated verses untreated ...
Desmoplastic fibroma (DF) is a rare, benign but locally aggressive, intraosseous lesion with a high tendency of local recurrence. In this report the actual literature is reviewed regarding epidemiological data, pathology, clinical diagnostic criterias, therapy and prognosis. Moreover, a report of an interesting case is included localized in the mandibular corpus.
August 10, 2009 - Limb-sparing surgery, which has been taking the place of amputation for bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the lower limb in recent years, may not provide much or even any additional benefit to patients according to a new review. The analysis, published in the September 15, 2009 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, indicates that patients and physicians should rethink the pros and cons of limb-sparing surgery and amputation.. Patients with tumors of the bone or soft tissue in their arms and legs require surgery to remove their cancer. To compare the costs and benefits of amputation compared with limb-sparing surgery in these patients, Canadian researchers Ronald Barr, M.D., M.B., Ch.B., of McMaster University and Jay Wunder, M.D., M.Sc., of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto reviewed all published papers on limb-sparing surgery that also measured patients functional health and quality of life.. The review found that while ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Flavonoids purified from Rhus verniciflua Stokes actively inhibit cell growth and induce apoptosis in human osteosarcoma cells. AU - Jang, Hyon Seok. AU - Kook, Sung Ho. AU - Son, Young Ok. AU - Kim, Jong Ghee. AU - Jeon, Young Mi. AU - Jang, Yong Suk. AU - Choi, Ki Choon. AU - Kim, Ju. AU - Han, Seong Kyu. AU - Lee, Kyung Yeol. AU - Park, Byung Keon. AU - Cho, Nam Pyo. AU - Lee, Jeong Chae. PY - 2005/11/30. Y1 - 2005/11/30. N2 - Many studies have suggested that dietary flavonoids are anticancer agents that induce the apoptosis of cancer cells. However, the effects of flavonoids on the induction of apoptosis in osteosarcoma cells are unclear. Previously, a flavonoid fraction, consisting mainly of protocatechuic acid, fustin, fisetin, sulfuretin, and butein, herein named RCMF (the RVS chloroform-methanol fraction), was prepared from a crude acetone extract of Rhus verniciflua Stokes (RVS). This study evaluated the effects of RCMF on the proliferation and apoptosis using human ...
NEW COURSE The diagnosis of soft tissue tumors can be a significant challenge, even to the experienced surgical pathologist, due to the broad morphologic spectrum of mesenchymal tumors and histologic overlap among soft tissue tumors and non-mesenchymal neoplasms. Furthermore, shared immunohistochemical features as well as genetic alterations are common. While current classification schemes guide the organization of most soft tissue tumors based on the line of differentiation exhibited by the tumor cells, for many soft tissue tumors, the lineage is not obvious. This course will teach a pattern-based approach to the evaluation of soft tissue tumors, guided by the predominant cytomorphology (i.e., epithelioid, spindle cell, pleomorphic, round cell), with an emphasis on the integration of clinical findings and morphologic features, as well as the judicious application of immunohistochemistry and other ancillary tests, particularly FISH, in differential diagnosis. The goal is to provide a practical ...
From a pathological perspective, pPNETs and Ewing sarcomas (ESs) are both composed of small round cells with identical histopathological, IHC and molecular characteristics. They are currently classified into the same tumor family with identical chromosomal translocations, and they generally represent different manifestations of the same tumor with similar genetic alterations. ES occurs predominately in the bone, while pPNETs are more common in soft tissues, such as the kidney (2,6), masseter muscle (3) and lungs (5). Furthermore, pPNETs mainly occur in children. We herein report a case of pPNET in an adult patient, originating in the hip muscles with bone metastasis. Unambiguous differentiation of pPNETs from other small round cell tumors, such as CNS PNETs, poorly differentiated carcinoma, lymphoma, desmoplastic small round cell tumor and rhabdomyosarcoma, is difficult but of vital significance. These tumors may be difficult to diagnose due to their primitive morphology. Cell membranous ...