Clinical Development in Challenging Cancers: Primary Bone Sarcomas
Date posted: October 25, 2017
“Primary bone sarcomas are cancers of mesenchymal, non-epithelial derivation, originating from bone cells or their precursors. As shown in Figure 1, the most common forms include osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, and Ewing sarcoma (EW) (35%, 25% and 16%, respectively). These are rare malignancies and account for less than 0.2% of all reported new cancer cases in adults. They represent however, roughly 5% of all childhood cancers, with osteosarcoma accounting for 50% and EW for approximately 45% of primary cancers of the bone in children and young adults3. Chondrosarcoma, in contrast, is more commonly diagnosed in adults and typically occurs between the fifth to seventh decades of life.”
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