Ассоциация онкологов России

Introduction

The group of primary bone tumors is a rare and diverse group of human neoplasms. Among the malignant tumors, they account for less than 1% among adults and up to 10% among children. Great progress in the treatment of these diseases has been achieved during the last two decades. Thanks to the modern chemotherapy and to the improvement in imaging technologies of bone cancer tumors together with the successes of orthopedics the majority of patients can be cured at the present time and the limb can be saved more than in 80% of cases.