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Bone Sarcomas

  • T. D. Peabody
  • C. W. Ryan
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Abstract

Sarcomas of bone are a rare group of malignant tumors with an incidence of approximately 2000 per year in the United States [1]. Protean manifestations and their rarity often present diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to the physicians caring for these patients. Often, the disease and treatment compromise limb function, resulting in disability. More importantly though, most patients with highgrade sarcomas of bone develop metastatic disease and without effective systemic and local therapy will not survive. Recent advances in medical oncology and limb salvage operative techniques have had significant positive effects on the lives of these patients.

Keywords

Clin Oncol Limb Salvage Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor Bone Sarcoma Metastatic Osteogenic Sarcoma 
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