Special Issue "Treatment of Bone Metastasis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: bone tumors; soft tissue tumors; bone sarcomas; soft tissue sarcomas; bone metastases; limb salvage surgery
The incidence of metastatic bone disease is increasing, as patients with cancer are living longer. Bone is the third most common site of metastatic disease, after the lungs and the liver. Long bone metastases are a common presentation in patients with advanced cancer, occurring in up to 70% of patients. In 2008, it was estimated that almost 300,000 patients with advanced cancer in the USA had skeletal metastases. Skeletal metastases can dramatically decrease the quality of life as a result of skeletal related events. In 2006, the financial burden of treating patients with metastatic bone disease in the USA per year was estimated at being approximately 12.6 billion dollars, which accounted for 17% of the total annual cost of cancer treatments. Patients with metastatic bone disease may seek medical care at community hospitals. Traditional management techniques involve a combination of pharmacotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgical procedures. Over the last few decades, advances in medical and surgical treatments have been proposed regarding the management of metastatic bone disease. Considering the limited expectancy of most patients with bone metastases, the main goal of novel medical and less invasive treatments is to improve the quality of life of patients with bone metastases, reducing the adverse effects related to the traditional medical or surgical treatments.
We are pleased to invite the submission of manuscripts focusing on new research on basic, clinical, and surgical research on the treatment of bone metastases.
The Special Issue aims to explore all area of treatment of bone metastases, including the following:
- Surveillance imaging and diagnostic work up to ensure the accurate and timely identification of bone metastases.
- Current systemic treatment options with zolendronic acid and denosumab in order to provide knowledge of innovative techniques in evolving therapies.
- The role of interventional radiology: embolization, electro-chemotherapy, magnetic resonance imaging guided high-intensity focused ultrasound, and thermal ablation therapies.
- The search for possible prognostic factors affecting survival: the life expectancy of patients with bone metastases seems to be the most important factor in determining the surgical treatment, avoiding over- or under-treatments.
- The role of surgery: based on the risk of surgical complications, the patient’s prognosis seems to be important regarding the type of surgical treatment in a patient with bone metastases.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following: nuclear medicine, radiology, interventional radiology, orthopedics, and oncology.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Costantino Errani
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- bone metastases
- prognostic factors
- prognostic score
- novel therapies
- medical treatments
- interventional radiology