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Osteosarcoma

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

Latest Osteosarcoma grants

Alice Soragni, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of California, Los Angeles
Single-cell Pediatric Cancer Atlas Grant, Awarded 2019
Natalie Collins, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Single-cell Pediatric Cancer Atlas Grant, Awarded 2019
Linda Hendershot, PhD, Principal Investigator
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2019

Latest Osteosarcoma blog posts

When Lilly faced surgery after relapsing, her family made the decision to donate extra tumor tissue to research instead of throwing it away. 

“We hope that Lilly’s neuroblastoma tumor can be some small part of helping other children who... more
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