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BACKGROUND The use of adjuvant chemotherapy to treat adults with localized resectable soft-tissue sarcoma remains controversial. The objective of this systematic review was to update the 1997 meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to reassess the efficacy of doxorubicin-based chemotherapy with respect to recurrence and survival. METHODS A(More)
The reconstruction of large skeletal defects in children following resection of a bone tumor presents a unique challenge to the orthopaedic surgeon. Issues in this population that are not present in the adult population include significant remaining growth potential, the desire for biologic preservation of the joint surface, and the need for a long-term(More)
STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective prevalence study. OBJECTIVE A review of structural cervical spine injuries (fracture or dislocation) treated at a regional spine injury referral center from 1987 to 1992 was undertaken to identify and analyze patients who had secondary neurologic deterioration after they had arrived and had primary assessment in(More)
Bone is one of the most common sites of breast cancer metastasis. Metastases are often associated with bone destruction and are a major cause of morbidity. We examined structural bone changes induced by metastatic tumor in bone biopsies from 33 patients with metastatic breast carcinoma (20 from patients with pathological femoral fracture and 13 with no(More)
Giant cell tumor of bone (GCT) is a destructive and potentially metastatic bone tumour in which the characteristic giant cells have classically been considered the culprits in bone destruction. However, the neoplastic element of the tumour consists of propagative osteoblast-like stromal cells that may play a role in bone resorption. The objectives of this(More)
Purpose. This paper describes the functional and oncologic outcome of 30 cases (in 29 patients) treated with limb-salvage surgery for localized soft tissue sarcoma (STS) or fibromatosis of the foot and ankle.Subjects. Patients were eligible for the study if they had a STS or fibromatosis in the distal one-third of the tibia or the foot such that ablative(More)
The histiogenesis and mechanisms of bone destruction in giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone are not well understood. We asked whether the spindle-like stromal cells of GCT of bone exhibit osteoblastic properties, and whether the stromal cells produce active matrix-degrading proteases in vitro. We performed immunohistochemistry on 17 paraffin-embedded archival(More)
The characteristic bone destruction in giant cell tumour of bone (GCT) is largely attributed to the osteoclast-like giant cells. However, experimental analyses of bone resorption by cells from GCT often fail to exclude the neoplastic spindle-like stromal cells, and several studies have demonstrated that bone resorption by GCT cells is increased in the(More)
Giant Cell Tumor of bone (GCT) is an aggressively osteolytic and cytokine-rich bone tumor. Previous work in our lab has shown that matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) is the principal proteinase expressed by the mesenchymal stromal cells of GCT. The Runx2 transcription factor is known to have a binding site in the MMP-13 promoter region, and we have(More)
Metastatic disease of the acetabulum is a common and challenging surgical problem. We asked whether acetabular reconstruction for metastatic bone disease improves functional outcome with an acceptable risk of surgical morbidity. We also asked if primary tumor type and the presence of visceral metastases predicted patient survival. We analyzed prospectively(More)