Musculoskeletal Tumors

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults

Osteosarcoma is the most common form of bone cancer, and is often seen in children and young adults. Gary Friedlaender, MD, an oncologist with Yale Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, has spent his career diagnosing benign and malignant lumps across the musculoskeletal structure – including bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. This video highlights the improvements in surgery, chemotherapy and immunotherapy over the last 30 years. The two-year survival rate for osteosarcoma, says Dr. Friedlaender, has improved by around 80 percent.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.