Author | Warren Chow, MD

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Cancer Management Chapter 21: Bone sarcomas

March 09, 2010

ByAlan W. Yasko, MD|Warren Chow, MD|Deborah Frassica, MD

Bone sarcomas are extremely rare neoplasms, which precludes determination of their true incidence. In 2009, approximately 2,570 new cases of cancer of the bones and joints will be diagnosed in the United States, and some 1,470 patients will succumb to the disease. Population-based tumor registries seldom separate bone sarcomas into various histologic types.