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Lifileucel, a Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte Therapy, in Metastatic Melanoma.

J Clin Oncol 2021 May 12:JCO2100612. Epub 2021 May 12.

James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.

Purpose: Effective treatment options are limited for patients with advanced (metastatic or unresectable) melanoma who progress after immune checkpoint inhibitors and targeted therapies. Adoptive cell therapy using tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes has demonstrated efficacy in advanced melanoma. Lifileucel is an autologous, centrally manufactured tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte product. Read More

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A Mutational Survey of Acral Nevi.

JAMA Dermatol 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Cutaneous Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida.

Importance: Acral skin may develop nevi, but their mutational status and association with acral melanoma is unclear.

Objective: To perform targeted next-generation sequencing on a cohort of acral nevi to determine their mutational spectrum.

Design, Setting, And Participants: Acral nevi specimens (n = 50) that had been obtained for diagnostic purposes were identified from the pathology archives of a tertiary care academic cancer center and a university dermatology clinic. Read More

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Identification of Key Genes and Pathways Associated with Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma (HSTCL) by Bioinformatics Analysis.

Clin Lab 2021 May;67(5)

Background: Prognosis of Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma (HSTCL) is very poor, while the molecular mechanism of this disease has rarely been investigated and remains mysterious. The aim of the study is to screen differentially expressed genes (DEGs) of patients with HSTCL and normal controls, explore the pathogenesis, and provide guidance for the gene diagnosis and precise treatment of HSTCL.

Methods: The genetic chip data GSE57520 of HSTCL was searched from the GEO database, and the quality control and DEGs screening were performed through BART online tools. Read More

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Recent advances in cell membrane coated metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for tumor therapy.

J Mater Chem B 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Dongguan Key Laboratory of Drug Design and Formulation Technology, Key Laboratory of Research and Development of New Medical Materials of Guangdong Medical University, School of Pharmacy, Guangdong Medical University, Dongguan 523808, China.

In improving the tumor-targeting ability of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for tumor therapy and avoiding the clearance as well as capture by the immune system, there are still several challenges, which limit the development and bio-applications of MOFs. To overcome these challenges, various targeted modification strategies have been proposed. Amongst all the strategies, a promising cell membrane coating method has been explored and utilized for the syntheses of new cell membrane biomimetic MOFs (CMMs). Read More

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An efficient strategy for cancer therapy using a tumor- and lysosome-targeted organic photothermal agent.

Nanoscale 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Key Laboratory of Molecular and Nano Probes, Ministry of Education, Collaborative Innovation Centre of Functionalized Probes for Chemical Imaging in Universities of Shandong, Institute of Molecular and Nano Science, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, 250014, P. R. China.

A dual-targeted organic photothermal agent for tumor cells and lysosomes was developed. In vitro and in vivo experiments demonstrated that it possessed low cytotoxicity, good biological compatibility, and tumor inhibitory effects. Read More

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Covalent organic framework-engineered polydopamine nanoplatform for multimodal imaging-guided tumor photothermal-chemotherapy.

Chem Commun (Camb) 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Key Laboratory of Molecular and Nano Probes, Ministry of Education, Collaborative Innovation Center of Functionalized Probes for Chemical Imaging in Universities of Shandong, Institute of Molecular and Nano Science, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, P. R. China.

A covalent organic framework (COF)-engineered polydopamine core-shell nanoplatform (PDA@COF) was developed. The ultrasmall pores and abundant functional sites of the COF endowed the nanoplatform with enhanced drug loading capacity and diminished drug leakage effect. Multimodal imaging-guided photothermal chemo-synergistic tumor-targeted therapy was realized after rational functionalization. Read More

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The shifting paradigm of colorectal cancer treatment: a look into emerging cancer stem cell-directed therapeutics to lead the charge towards complete remission.

Expert Opin Biol Ther 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Departments of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, 19107-5084 United States.

: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common forms of cancer worldwide and is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Despite advances in early detection, ~25% of patients are late stage, and treated patients have <12% chance of survival after five years. Tumor relapse and metastasis are the main causes of patient death. Read More

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Probing RAS Function with Monobodies.

Methods Mol Biol 2021 ;2262:281-302

Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.

RAS is frequently mutated in human cancers with nearly 20% of all cancers harboring mutations in one of three RAS isoforms (KRAS, HRAS, or NRAS). Furthermore, RAS proteins are critical oncogenic drivers of tumorigenesis. As such, RAS has been a prime focus for development of targeted cancer therapeutics. Read More

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January 2021

Anti-angiogenic and macrophage-based therapeutic strategies for glioma immunotherapy.

Brain Tumor Pathol 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8575, Japan.

As a new concept of glioma therapy, immunotherapy combined with standard therapies is a promising modality to improve glioma patient survival. VEGF and its signaling pathway molecules not only inhibit angiogenesis but also may reinforce the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment, including promotion of the accumulation of immunosuppressive tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs). In this review, we discuss VEGF-targeted therapy as a new treatment option of the TAM-targeted therapy for high-grade gliomas, as well as other TAM-targeted therapies. Read More

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Unusual metastasis from renal cell cancer after partial nephrectomy and sequential targeted therapy.

IJU Case Rep 2021 May 10;4(3):136-138. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Department of Urology Cancer Institute Hospital Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research Tokyo Japan.

Introduction: Metastatic renal cell carcinoma is treated with various regimens. As their outcomes are improving and follow-up periods are growing longer, the rate of unusual visceral metastases may increase.

Case Presentation: A 68-year-old man diagnosed with lung, pancreatic, and renal metastases 9 years after left partial nephrectomy and a diagnosis of pT1a clear cell renal cell carcinoma started molecular targeted therapy using sunitinib. Read More

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Nanomedicine for acute respiratory distress syndrome: The latest application, targeting strategy, and rational design.

Acta Pharm Sin B 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Tongji School of Pharmacy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, China.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by the severe inflammation and destruction of the lung air-blood barrier, leading to irreversible and substantial respiratory function damage. Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been encountered with a high risk of ARDS, underscoring the urgency for exploiting effective therapy. However, proper medications for ARDS are still lacking due to poor pharmacokinetics, non-specific side effects, inability to surmount pulmonary barrier, and inadequate management of heterogeneity. Read More

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Novel high-affinity EGFRvIII-specific chimeric antigen receptor T cells effectively eliminate human glioblastoma.

Clin Transl Immunology 2021 9;10(5):e1283. Epub 2021 May 9.

Immunology Division The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Parkville VIC Australia.

Objectives: The increasing success of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy in haematological malignancies is reinvigorating its application in many other cancer types and with renewed focus on its application to solid tumors. We present a novel CAR against glioblastoma, an aggressive, malignant glioma, with a dismal survival rate for which treatment options have remained unchanged for over a decade.

Methods: We use the human Retained Display (ReD) antibody platform (Myrio Therapeutics) to identify a novel single-chain variable fragment (scFv) that recognises epidermal growth factor receptor mutant variant III (EGFRvIII), a common and tumor-specific mutation found in glioblastoma. Read More

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Targeted Sequencing Analysis of Predominant Histological Subtypes in Resected Stage I Invasive Lung Adenocarcinoma.

J Cancer 2021 2;12(11):3222-3229. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, 185 Juqian Road, Changzhou, China.

Lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) is classified into five main histological subtypes with distinct clinicopathologic characteristics: lepidic-predominant adenocarcinoma (LPA), acinar-predominant adenocarcinoma (APA), papillary-predominant adenocarcinoma (PPA), micropapillary-predominant adenocarcinoma (MPA) and solid-predominant adenocarcinoma (SPA). However, the mutational profiles of predominant histological subtypes have not been well defined. In this study, we aimed to reveal the genomic landscape of 5 main histological subtypes. Read More

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Association Between Smoking And Cancers Among Women: Results From The FRiCaM Multisite Cohort Study.

J Cancer 2021 31;12(11):3136-3144. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Epidemiology Unit, Agency for Health Protection of Milan, Corso Italia 52, 20122, Milan, Italy.

Smoking is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and it is strongly associated with several human cancers. However, the differential effects of cigarette smoke on the development and progression of different types of cancer remain unclear, and related data are limited. In this longitudinal cohort study conducted among 75,324 women aged 41-76 years, we aimed to evaluate the effect of exposure to tobacco smoke on cancer development. Read More

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Cardiac Melanoma Metastasis with ERBB2 Gene Amplification: A Potential for Future Targeted Therapy.

Case Rep Oncol 2021 Jan-Apr;14(1):622-627. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Cardiac tumors are rare, and their treatment differs interindividually regarding the histopathological proprieties and the stage of disease. Authors present a case of symptomatic cardiac melanoma metastasis that expressed an () gene amplification in a course of the disease that has not yet been reported. The frail patient with a history of pulmonary and renal carcinoma, was admitted to the hospital due to a symptomatic left atrial tumor mass. Read More

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Absolute Neutrophil Count in the Peripheral Blood Predicts Prognosis in Lung Cancer Patients Treated with Anlotinib.

Cancer Manag Res 2021 3;13:3619-3627. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: Anlotinib is a multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor that inhibits tumor angiogenesis and cell proliferation. It is widely used as a third-line therapy for lung cancer. However, reliable prognostic biomarkers for predicting the efficacy of anlotinib are lacking. Read More

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Facing Cell Autophagy in Gastric Cancer - What Do We Know so Far?

Int J Gen Med 2021 3;14:1647-1659. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, Shandong, 266003, People's Republic of China.

Autophagy is a process by which misfolded proteins and damaged organelles in the lysosomes of tumor cells were degraded reusing decomposed substances and avoiding accumulation of large amounts of harmful substances. Here, the role of autophagy in the development of malignant transformation of gastric tumors, and the underlying mechanisms involved in autophagy formation, and the application of targeted autophagy in the treatment of gastric cancer were summarized. Read More

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Transperineal Parallel Biopsy of the Prostate: A New Approach of Tissue Sampling for Precision Medicine.

Int J Gen Med 2021 3;14:1631-1640. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Urology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: Through an observational study to present a new approach for obtaining high-quality samples for the targeted therapy of prostate cancer.

Patients And Methods: Parallel biopsy, which was defined as collecting the tissue from the same site by two biopsies, was performed on patients with elevated PSA. Each tissue was stained by ink to identify the pathological characteristics, including Gleason score and tumor tissue ratio. Read More

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Tumor Mutation Burden and Differentially Mutated Genes Among Immune Phenotypes in Patients with Lung Adenocarcinoma.

Onco Targets Ther 2021 4;14:2953-2965. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Medical Oncology, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Shanghai, 200433, People's Republic of China.

Introduction: Nowadays, immune checkpoint blockades (ICBs) have been extensively applied in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment. However, the outcome of anti-program death-1/program death ligand-1 (anti-PD-1/PD-L1) therapy is not satisfying in -mutant lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) patients and its exact mechanisms have not been fully understood. Since tumor mutation burden (TMB) and tumor immune phenotype had been thought as potential predictors for efficacy of ICBs, we further studied the TMB and immune phenotype in LUAD patients to explore potential mechanisms for poor efficacy of ICBs in positive mutated patients and to find possible factors that could impact the tumor immune phenotype which might uncover some new therapeutic strategies or combination therapies. Read More

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Exosomal Circ-XIAP Promotes Docetaxel Resistance in Prostate Cancer by Regulating miR-1182/TPD52 Axis.

Drug Des Devel Ther 2021 3;15:1835-1849. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Urology, The Central Hospital of Zhumadian, Zhumadian, Henan, People's Republic of China.

Background: Exosomal circular RNAs (circRNAs) are involved in the pathogenesis of prostate cancer (PCa) and chemotherapy resistance. This research aimed to explore the function and molecular mechanism of circRNA X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (circ-XIAP) in docetaxel (DTX) resistance of PCa.

Methods: The expression of circ-XIAP, microRNA-1182 (miR-1182), tumor protein D52 (TPD52) was measured by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Read More

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Portrait of DNA methylated genes predictive of poor prognosis in head and neck cancer and the implication for targeted therapy.

Sci Rep 2021 May 11;11(1):10012. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and Segal Cancer Centre, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, 3755 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal, QC, H3T 1E2, Canada.

In addition to chronic infection with human papilloma virus (HPV) and exposure to environmental carcinogens, genetic and epigenetic factors act as major risk factors for head and neck cancer (HNC) development and progression. Here, we conducted a systematic review in order to assess whether DNA hypermethylated genes are predictive of high risk of developing HNC and/or impact on survival and outcomes in non-HPV/non-tobacco/non-alcohol associated HNC. We identified 85 studies covering 32,187 subjects where the relationship between DNA methylation, risk factors and survival outcomes were addressed. Read More

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Combining radiomic phenotypes of non-small cell lung cancer with liquid biopsy data may improve prediction of response to EGFR inhibitors.

Sci Rep 2021 May 11;11(1):9984. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

Among non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with therapeutically targetable tumor mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), not all patients respond to targeted therapy. Combining circulating-tumor DNA (ctDNA), clinical variables, and radiomic phenotypes may improve prediction of EGFR-targeted therapy outcomes for NSCLC. This single-center retrospective study included 40 EGFR-mutant advanced NSCLC patients treated with EGFR-targeted therapy. Read More

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Adjuvant oncolytic virotherapy for personalized anti-cancer vaccination.

Nat Commun 2021 May 11;12(1):2626. Epub 2021 May 11.

CRCHUM: "Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal" Research Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada.

By conferring systemic protection and durable benefits, cancer immunotherapies are emerging as long-term solutions for cancer treatment. One such approach that is currently undergoing clinical testing is a therapeutic anti-cancer vaccine that uses two different viruses expressing the same tumor antigen to prime and boost anti-tumor immunity. By providing the additional advantage of directly killing cancer cells, oncolytic viruses (OVs) constitute ideal platforms for such treatment strategy. Read More

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A Stat1 bound enhancer promotes Nampt expression and function within tumor associated macrophages.

Nat Commun 2021 May 11;12(1):2620. Epub 2021 May 11.

Division of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Tumor associated macrophage responses are regulated by distinct metabolic states that affect their function. However, the ability of specific signals in the local tumor microenvironment to program macrophage metabolism remains under investigation. Here, we identify NAMPT, the rate limiting enzyme in NAD salvage synthesis, as a target of STAT1 during cellular activation by interferon gamma, an important driver of macrophage polarization and antitumor responses. Read More

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[Comprehensive Genomic Analysis for Small Cell Lung Cancer].

Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2021 Apr;48(4):476-485

Dept. of Thoracic Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East.

Small cell lung cancer(SCLC)is one of the histological types of lung cancer showing the worst prognosis, and is often diagnosed as an inoperable advanced stage disease. Recently, several comprehensive genomic analyses for SCLC have shown that inactivating mutations of tumor suppressor genes such as TP53 and RB1 and MYC family gene amplifications are involved in the development and progression of SCLC. However, actionable gene alterations for targeted therapies have not yet been identified, and there has been no significant advance in the development of targeted therapies for SCLC. Read More

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The impact of recent next generation sequencing and the need for a new classification in gastric cancer.

Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 2021 Mar-Apr;50-51:101730. Epub 2021 Feb 15.

Department of Medicine (DIMED), Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology Unit, University of Padua, Padua, Italy. Electronic address:

The phenotypical and molecular heterogeneity of gastric cancer has hampered the introduction in clinical practice of a unifying classification of the disease. However, as next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies enhanced the comprehension of the molecular landscape of gastric cancer, novel molecular classification systems have been proposed, allowing the dissection of molecular tumor heterogeneity and paving the way for the development of new targeted therapies. Moreover, the use of NGS analyses in the molecular profiling of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) specimens will improve patient selection for the enrolment in novel clinical trials. Read More

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February 2021

Impact of gastric cancer treatment on quality of life of patients.

Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 2021 Mar-Apr;50-51:101727. Epub 2021 Feb 5.

Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Niels-Stensen-Klinken Marienhospital Osnabrück, Germany.

Treatment of gastric cancer is stage specific and ranges from endoscopic resections in early gastric cancer to gastrectomy and multimodal treatment in locally advanced tumour situations. Palliative systemic treatment has the potential to prolong survival in advanced tumour stages. However, tumour-directed therapies and their side-effects potentially worsen the general condition of a patient. Read More

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February 2021

What are the applications of single-cell RNA sequencing in cancer research: a systematic review.

J Exp Clin Cancer Res 2021 May 11;40(1):163. Epub 2021 May 11.

NHC Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Hunan Key Laboratory of Cancer Metabolism, Hunan Cancer Hospital and the Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Changsha, China.

Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) is a tool for studying gene expression at the single-cell level that has been widely used due to its unprecedented high resolution. In the present review, we outline the preparation process and sequencing platforms for the scRNA-seq analysis of solid tumor specimens and discuss the main steps and methods used during data analysis, including quality control, batch-effect correction, normalization, cell cycle phase assignment, clustering, cell trajectory and pseudo-time reconstruction, differential expression analysis and gene set enrichment analysis, as well as gene regulatory network inference. Traditional bulk RNA sequencing does not address the heterogeneity within and between tumors, and since the development of the first scRNA-seq technique, this approach has been widely used in cancer research to better understand cancer cell biology and pathogenetic mechanisms. Read More

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Prevalence of Targetable Mutations in Black Patients With Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

JCO Oncol Pract 2021 May;17(5):e629-e636

Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, FL.

Purpose: Inferior outcomes of Black patients with lung cancer compared with other racial groups are often linked to socioeconomic factors. It is crucial to determine whether a varying prevalence of targetable mutations limits treatments and contributes to disparities.

Materials And Methods: We conducted a meta-analysis on the prevalence of lung cancer , , , and mutations in Black patients compared with White, Hispanic, and Asian patients. Read More

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Clinically Important Reductions in Physical Function and Quality of Life in Adults with Tumor Prostheses in the Hip and Knee: A Cross-sectional Study.

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

L. Fernandes, M. K. Zebis, Department of Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Psychomotor Therapy, University College Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: Patients with a bone sarcoma who undergo limb-sparing surgery and reconstruction with a tumor prosthesis in the lower extremity have been shown to have reduced self-reported physical function and quality of life (QoL). To provide patients facing these operations with better expectations of future physical function and to better evaluate and improve upon postoperative interventions, data from objectively measured physical function have been suggested.

Questions/purposes: We sought to explore different aspects of physical function, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) as a framework, by asking: (1) What are the differences between patients 2 to 12 years after a bone resection and reconstruction surgery of the hip and knee following resection of a bone sarcoma or giant cell tumor of bone and age-matched controls without walking limitations in ICF body functions (ROM, muscle strength, pain), ICF activity and participation (walking, getting up from a chair, daily tasks), and QoL? (2) Within the patient group, do ICF body functions and ICF activity and participation outcome scores correlate with QoL?

Methods: Between 2006 and 2016, we treated 72 patients for bone sarcoma or giant cell tumor of bone resulting in bone resection and reconstruction with a tumor prosthesis of the hip or knee. Read More

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