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“It’s Osteosarcoma” are words no one is prepared to hear. After learning more about the cancer itself, the next thing most patients and families do is ask about treatment. At that point they are stunned to learn that the standard of care for newly diagnosed Osteosarcoma has not changed in over 35 years! We must change that. Osteosarcoma, we are coming for you!
When a child is diagnosed with osteosarcoma very young (typically below the age of 10) or has a strong family history of sarcomas/breast cancer/GBM, or when a patient relapses, genetic testing may be mentioned…
In many adult cancers, at diagnosis, a biopsy of the tumor is done and some of the tumor tissue is sent off for genetic testing. Then, depending on the results of the genetic testing, a particular treatment is chosen…