Osteosarcoma by Takafumi Ueda, Akira Kawai

By Takafumi Ueda, Akira Kawai

This publication studies the bright growth made some time past 3 many years in medical results for osteosarcoma sufferers handled with a multidisciplinary process, together with limb-salvage surgical procedure mixed with neoadjuvant multidrug chemotherapy and competitive administration of pulmonary metastasis. Osteosarcoma used to be a depressing illness for kids and teens until eventually the early Seventies, with a survival fee that was once below 10–15% even after amputation for affected limbs end result of the development of pulmonary metastasis. With the improvement of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for osteosarcoma, together with high-dose methotrexate, doxorubicin, cisplatin, and ifosfamide throughout the past due Seventies and the Nineteen Eighties, despite the fact that, the analysis has dramatically more desirable. Limb-salvage surgical procedure for sufferers with extremity osteosarcoma is now a gold-standard surgery for greater than ninety% of sufferers with localized ailment. also, competitive pulmonary metastasectomy for sufferers with lung metastasis from osteosarcoma has contributed to development in their survival. extra lately, carbon-ion radiotherapy has additionally been brought for sufferers with unresectable osteosarcoma of the trunk, as within the backbone and pelvis. during this quantity the writer presents precious descriptions of a massive new therapy modality for a multidisciplinary method for osteosarcoma patients.

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V. c. LM8 4 ~ 5 weeks Asai et al, Int. J. Cancer 1998 Fig. 1 MMP Since MMP played several important biological roles in metastatic spread, a number of pharmaceutical companies tried to develop specific inhibitors for clinical trials. Indeed, several compounds were undertaken for the phase III clinical trials in the late 1990s; however, no drug has been approved so far. A number of reasons were pointed out, including inappropriate clinical protocols, no surrogate markers, heterogeneity of cancer cells, etc.

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HLA class I molecules were detected as high grade (positive cells >50 %) in 48 %, low grade (5 positive cells 50 %) in 32 %, 3 Immunotherapy for Osteosarcoma 35 and negative (positive cells <5 %) in 20 % of primary lesions of osteosarcoma. Surprisingly, the overall survival and event-free survival of the patients with HLA class I-positive osteosarcoma were significantly better than those with HLA class I-negative osteosarcoma [13]. These findings suggested that osteosarcoma might be an immunogenic tumor surveyed by the human cellular immune system.

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