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Where this bone cancer information comes from

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On this page are the major sources of information that we use to put together this section.


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All our information is checked by cancer specialists and surgeons who specialise in treating cancer. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you have had bone cancer, live in the UK and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on contact us.



Principles and practice of oncology (9th edition)
De Vita V T, Lawrence, T S and Rosenberg S A
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2011

The Textbook of Uncommon Cancers (4th edition)
Raghavan et al
Wiley, 2012

Cancer and its management (6th edition)
Tobias J and Hochhauser D
Blackwell Science, 2010


UK Guidelines

Referral for suspected cancer. A clinical practice guideline
NICE (National Institute for Care Excellence), June 2015
Link to the referral guidelines on the NICE website

Mifamurtide for the treatment of osteosarcoma
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), June 2011
Link to the referral guidelines on the NICE website

Mifamurtide (Mepact) in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of high-grade resectable non-metastatic osteosarcoma
Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), SMC No. (621/10)
Link to the SMC website



CancerStats Series
Cancer Research UK

US National Cancer Institute
Information on the treatment of bone cancer


Specialist reviewers

Mr Simon Carter FRCS



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Updated: 16 January 2015