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Translational biology of osteosarcoma


For the past 30 years, improvements in the survival of patients with osteosarcoma have been mostly incremental. Despite evidence of genomic instability and a high frequency of chromothripsis and kataegis, osteosarcomas carry few recurrent targetable mutations, and trials of targeted agents have been generally disappointing. Bone has a highly specialized immune environment and many immune signalling pathways are important in bone homeostasis. The success of the innate immune stimulant mifamurtide in the adjuvant treatment of non-metastatic osteosarcoma suggests that newer immune-based treatments, such as immune checkpoint inhibitors, may substantially improve disease outcome.

Type Journal
ISBN 1474-1768 (Electronic) 1474-175X (Linking)
Authors Kansara, M. ; Teng, M. W. ; Smyth, M. J. ; Thomas, D. M.;
Responsible Garvan Author Prof David Thomas
Published Date 2014-01-01
Published Volume 14
Published Issue 11
Published Pages 722-35
Status Published in-print
URL link to publisher's version
OpenAccess link to author's accepted manuscript version