Childhood Cancer

Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma is the most common type of childhood bone cancer. It typically develops from osteoblasts, the cells that make growing bone. It most commonly diagnosed in adolescents who are having a growth spurt. Osteosarcoma is more common in boys than in girls. 

Latest Osteosarcoma grants

Shannon Lange, PhD, Principal Investigator
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2019
Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of California, Davis
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2018
David Cobrinik, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2018

Latest Osteosarcoma blog posts

The global burden of childhood cancer is staggering. 

Every year, an estimated 300,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. However, this number is most likely underreported due to childhood cancer cases... more
Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-... more
Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a... more