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Osteosarcoma adult

Shinwan Kany, Mathias Woschek, Niels Kneip, Ramona Sturm, Miriam Kalbitz, Marc Hanschen, Borna Relja
Osteosarcoma is the leading primary bone cancer in young adults and exhibits high chemoresistance rates. Therefore, characterization of both alternative treatment options and the underlying mechanisms is essential. Simvastatin, a cholesterol-lowering drug, has among its pleiotropic effects anticancer potential. Characterizing this potential and the underlying mechanisms in osteosarcoma is the subject of the present study. Human osteosarcoma cells (SaOS-2 and U2OS) were treated with simvastatin (4-66 µM) for 48 or 72 h...
April 2018: International Journal of Oncology
Rajendra Kumar, Meena Kumar, Kavin Malhotra, Shreyaskumar Patel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Osteosarcoma is mostly seen in bones of children and young adults. When it occurs in older persons, the tumor is considered secondary usually complicating Paget disease or irradiated bone. However, there is a second incidence peak of primary osteosarcoma later in life when these tumors occur de novo. This article describes the clinical, imaging, and treatment of POS in older patients, including demographic data of patients from our institution. FINDINGS: We present our experience with 920 cases of osteosarcoma that were seen between 1984 and 2003 at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, USA...
February 28, 2018: Current Oncology Reports
T L Yogesh, Akshay Shetty, Hema Keswani, Diljith Rishi
Ewing's sarcoma (ES) is an uncommon malignancy of childhood and adults that constitutes 6%-8% of all primary malignant tumors and the third-most common tumor after osteosarcoma and chondrosarcoma, frequently involves the mandible among jaw bones. This article presents a rare case of ES of maxilla in a 22-year-old male patient showing extensive lesion into skull base which was confirmed with computed tomography, dilemmatic histopathologic features in H and E which is not a frequent presentation. Histopathologic features showed monotonous round cells with hypo- and hyper-cellular areas, intralesional hemorrhage and necrosis with lesional cells positive for CD99...
January 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Jendrik Hardes, Georg Gosheger, Timo Budny
Bone sarcomas are extremely rare representing approximately 0.2% among all cancer types. Due to the rarity of these tumors both the patients and the physicians can overlook or misinterpret the first often unspecific symptoms of these tumors (pain, limping and swelling). Therefore, radiographic examination (X-ray and/or MRI) of the involved region in case of inexplicable symptoms is strongly recommended. The most common primary malignant bone tumor entity is osteosarcoma, followed by chondrosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma...
February 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Daniel Ginat, Jefree Schulte, Zhen Gooi, Nicole Cipriani
High-grade conventional osteosarcoma of the mandible is a rare entity that can manifest as a rapidly growing mass. The authors report the case of a young adult patient with right mandible pain and swelling and a history of humeral osteosarcoma treated over 1 decade earlier. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass arising from the right mandible that progressed despite induction chemotherapy and the patient underwent surgery. Histopathology revealed the presence of malignant osteoblasts and osteoid, which led to the diagnosis of high-grade conventional osteosarcoma...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Carl T Gustafson, Tewodros Mamo, Avudaiappan Maran, Michael J Yaszemski
Osteosarcoma is the most common bone tumor that affects children and young adults. Despite advances in the use of combination chemotherapy regimens, response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in osteosarcoma remains a key determinant of patient outcome. Recently, highly potent small molecule inhibitors of canonical Wnt signaling through the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP)-family enzymes, tankyrases 1 & 2 (Tnks1/2), have been considered as possible chemotherapy sensitizing agents. The goal of this study was to determine the ability of the highly specific Tnks1/2 inhibitor IWR-1-endo to sensitize chemotherapy-resistant osteosarcoma to doxorubicin...
February 2, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
Lisa A Majuta, Jean-Marc G Guedon, Stefanie A T Mitchell, Michael A Kuskowski, Patrick W Mantyh
Introduction: Cancer-induced bone pain (CIBP) is the most common type of pain with cancer. In humans, this pain can be difficult to control and highly disabling. A major problem with CIBP in humans is that it increases on weight-bearing and/or movement of a tumor-bearing bone limiting the activity and functional status of the patient. Currently, there is less data concerning whether similar negative changes in activity occur in rodent models of CIBP. Objectives: To determine whether there are marked changes in activity in a rodent model of CIBP and compare this to changes in skin hypersensitivity...
September 2017: Pain Reports (Baltimore, Md.)
Robert W Morris, Varsha Kumar, Ali G Saad
Solitary plasmacytoma is the rarest type of plasma cell neoplasm, and the anaplastic form is even more uncommon. Plasmacytoma most commonly originates in bone and predominantly affects older patients. We describe the case of a 35-year-old woman with solitary osseous anaplastic plasmacytoma that presented initially with a pathological fracture following minor trauma. The patient was immunocompetent and had no predisposing conditions for a plasma cell tumor. Left lower extremity radiographs revealed an oblique fracture of the distal femur, and CT imaging indicated a primary osseous lesion at the fracture site...
January 31, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Karen A Boehme, Sabine B Schleicher, Frank Traub, Bernd Rolauffs
Unlike other malignant bone tumors including osteosarcomas and Ewing sarcomas with a peak incidence in adolescents and young adults, conventional and dedifferentiated chondrosarcomas mainly affect people in the 4th to 7th decade of life. To date, the cell type of chondrosarcoma origin is not clearly defined. However, it seems that mesenchymal stem and progenitor cells (MSPC) in the bone marrow facing a pro-proliferative as well as predominantly chondrogenic differentiation milieu, as is implicated in early stage osteoarthritis (OA) at that age, are the source of chondrosarcoma genesis...
January 21, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Lavinia Raimondi, Angela De Luca, Viviana Costa, Nicola Amodio, Valeria Carina, Daniele Bellavia, Pierfrancesco Tassone, Stefania Pagani, Milena Fini, Riccardo Alessandro, Gianluca Giavaresi
Osteosarcoma (OS) is a rare primary malignant bone tumour arising from primitive bone-forming mesenchymal cells, with high incidence in children and young adults, accounting for approximately 60% of all malignant bone tumours. Currently, long-term disease-free survival can be achieved by surgical treatment plus chemotherapy in approximately 60% of patients with localized extremity disease, and in 20-30% of patients with metastatic lung or bone disease. Diagnosis of primary lesions and recurrences is achieved by using radiological investigations and standard tissue biopsy, the latter being costly, painful and hardly repeatable for patients...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
Mannu K Walia, Wilson Castillo-Tandazo, Anthony J Mutsaers, T John Martin, Carl R Walkley
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common cancer of bone in children and young adults. Despite extensive research efforts, there has been no significant improvement in patient outcome for many years. An improved understanding of the biology of this cancer and how genes frequently mutated contribute to OS may help improve outcomes for patients. Whilst our knowledge of the mutational burden of OS is approaching saturation, our understanding of how these mutations contribute to OS initiation and maintenance is less clear...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Manjula Nakka, Wendy Allen-Rhoades, Yiting Li, Aaron J Kelly, Jianhe Shen, Aaron M Taylor, Donald A Barkauskas, Jason T Yustein, Irene L Andrulis, Jay S Wunder, Richard Gorlick, Paul S Meltzer, Ching C Lau, Tsz-Kwong Man
Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant bone tumor in children and young adults. Despite the use of surgery and multi-agent chemotherapy, osteosarcoma patients who have a poor response to chemotherapy or develop relapses have a dismal outcome. Identification of biomarkers for active disease may help to monitor tumor burden, detect early relapses, and predict prognosis in these patients. In this study, we examined whether circulating miRNAs can be used as biomarkers in osteosarcoma patients. We performed genome-wide miRNA profiling on a discovery cohort of osteosarcoma and control plasma samples...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
Xiandi Wang, Ying Yi, Dingbo Tang, Yi Chen, Yanhua Jiang, Jun Peng, Jiwei Xiao
CONTEXT: Gabapentin is reported to have an analgesic effect of reducing phantom-limb pain (PLP) in adult patients. There is no study on preoperative use of gabapentin in pediatric population in terms of PLP prevention. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether gabapentin could be used as an adjuvant agent of opioid-based pain control to lower the rate of PLP in pediatric patients undergoing amputation for malignant bone tumors in observation period of 60 days postoperatively...
March 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Giulia Bernardini, Michela Geminiani, Silvia Gambassi, Maurizio Orlandini, Elena Petricci, Barbara Marzocchi, Marcella Laschi, Maurizio Taddei, Fabrizio Manetti, Annalisa Santucci
Osteosarcoma (OS) is an ultra-rare highly malignant tumor of the skeletal system affecting mainly children and young adults and it is characterized by an extremely aggressive clinical course. OS patients are currently treated with chemotherapy and complete surgical resection of cancer tissue. However, resistance to chemotherapy and the recurrence of disease, as pulmonary metastasis, remain the two greatest challenges in the management, and treatment of this tumor. For these reasons, it is of primary interest to find alternative therapeutic strategies for OS...
June 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Caitlin D Lowery, Wayne Blosser, Michele Dowless, Shelby Knoche, Jennifer Stephens, Huiling Li, David Surguladze, Nick Loizos, Debra Luffer-Atlas, Gerard J Oakley, Qianxu Guo, Seema Iyer, Brian P Rubin, Louis Stancato
Purpose: Platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFRα) is implicated in several adult and pediatric malignancies, where activated signaling in tumor cells and/or cells within the microenvironment drive tumorigenesis and disease progression. Olaratumab (LY3012207/IMC-3G3) is a human mAb that exclusively binds to PDGFRα and recently received accelerated FDA approval and conditional EMA approval for treatment of advanced adult sarcoma patients in combination with doxorubicin. In this study, we investigated olaratumab in preclinical models of pediatric bone and soft tissue tumors...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Ying Wang, Yuelong Huang, Peng Xiang, Wei Tian
Purpose: Osteosarcoma is the most prevalent primary bone tumor in children, adolescents, and older adults, typically presenting with poor survival outcomes. In recent years, ample evidence has shown that many long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been aberrantly expressed in osteosarcoma, demonstrating their potential to serve as prognostic markers. In this study, we performed a meta-analysis on four lncRNAs (TUG1, UCA1, BCAR4, and HULC) to systematically evaluate their prognostic value in osteosarcoma...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
Guo Dai, Di Zheng, Qianliang Wang, Jian Yang, Gaiwei Liu, Qi Song, Xiangran Sun, Chunjie Tao, Qingzhu Hu, Tian Gao, Ling Yu, Weichun Guo
Osteosarcoma is a very common type of malignant bone tumor in children and young adults and aberrant activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been discovered in osteosarcoma. The traditional Chinese medicine baicalein was proved to have anti-proliferative and anti-metastatic properties in osteosarcoma, but the mechanism remained poorly understood. In the present study, we assessed the effects of baicalein on osteosarcoma and detected the potential molecular mechanism. We found that baicalein significantly suppressed the proliferation of osteosarcoma cells in a concentration- and time-dependent manner...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
Guang-Ning Yan, Xue-Feng Tang, Xian-Chao Zhang, Ting He, Yu-Sheng Huang, Xi Zhang, Gang Meng, De-Yu Guo, Yang-Fan Lv, Qiao-Nan Guo
Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in children and young adults. Osteosarcoma stem cells are essential for osteosarcoma initiation, metastasis, chemoresistance and recurrence. In the present study, we report that: 1) higher TSSC3 expression indicates a better prognosis for osteosarcoma patients, and; 2) overexpression of TSSC3 significantly decreases sphere-forming capacity, tumor initiation, stemness-related surface markers and Nanog expression in osteosarcoma cells...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
Zhiping Luo, Conglin Ye, Hong-Xun Sang
RATIONALE: Osteosarcomas are the most common primary malignant bone tumors in children and young adults; these tumors often affect the metaphyses of long bones such as the proximal humerus, proximal tibia, and distal femur. In contrast, osteosarcoma of the coracoid process is extremely rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we describe a case of osteosarcoma affecting the coracoid process in a 40-year-old woman. The patient presented with shoulder pain, weakness, and an inability to raise her left arm...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Lixiang Ding, Genai Zhang, Yu Hou, Jiao Chen, Yukun Yin
Osteosarcoma remains the most prevalent primary malignant bone tumor in children and young adults globally. Therefore, novel and highly effective antitumor agents are urgently required. Elemene is a natural plant compound extracted from the medicinal Chinese herb, Rhizomazedoariae, which has been employed as an antitumor agent for the treatment of a number of tumors, including osteosarcoma. However, the mechanisms underlying its antitumor effect are currently unclear. The human osteosarcoma cell lines, MG‑63 and U2OS, were employed in the present study...
January 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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